Portable XRF Analyzers

The Thermo Scientific Niton XL3t XRF Analyzer

XL3t AnalyzerThe Thermo Scientific Niton XL3t handheld x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer combines proprietary electronics with an ergonomic design and easy-to-use software, transforming XRF analysis. It does this through reduced measurement times, increased precision, and lower detection limits than you could previously achieve with portable x-ray fluorescence analyzers. From the integrated, tilting, color, touch-screen display to the integrated GPS, to the customizable menus for ease of use, the lightweight Niton® XL3t XRF analyzer provides you with heavyweight performance and a set of features engineered to improve your productivity and profitability.

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In 2002, we pioneered the use of miniaturized x-ray tubes in a handheld XRF analyzer, and have combined industry-leading expertise with our extensive research & development resources to produce the Niton XL3t Series. Equipped with a 50 kV x-ray tube, it offers you several distinct advantages over our previous models. Specifically, the 50 kV x-ray tube provides:

  • Approximately 2x the x-ray flux of a 40 kV x-ray tube
  • Lower detection limits for higher Z elements, including barium in soils & sediments, and cadmium in plastics, especially in the presence of tin and antimony-based fire retardant materials in plastics
  • Shorter measurement times

Niton XL3t XRF Analyzer  Simply Superior XRF

With the Niton XL3t XRF analyzer, you get the following standard accessories: integrated Bluetooth™ and USB communications for direct data transfer to the user's PC; embedded GPS for obtaining longitude and latitude or UTM coordinates; locking carrying case; shielded belt holster; two eight-hour, rechargeable lithium-ion battery packs; battery charger; reference samples/standards; and the Niton Data Transfer (NDT) software suite.CCD camera and small spot used for isolating a weld

Available options and accessories include our Thermo Scientific GOLDD technology, internal CCD camera for visually identifying & recording images of samples (standard on the Niton XL3t GOLDD+); a user-selectable 3 mm small spot that collimates the x-ray beam for analysis of small, painted areas of toys, components on printed circuit boards, pipe and container welds, and mineral inclusions on rock faces or drill cores; a variety of test stands; the Thermo Scientific Extend-a-Pole™ for in-situ soil and Greenfield surveys; and the Thermo Scientific Hotfoot hot surface adaptor, which extends the ability of the Niton XL3t to test in-service components in petrochemical refineries up to 842°F (450°C).

With over 35,000 Thermo Scientific portable XRF analyzers installed since 1994, it is not surprising that many customers in the recycling and mining segments are achieving a return on investment measured in several months, while many report that they've paid for the cost of the instrument in weeks, and some in as little as one day. Similarly, if you're in the petrochemical industry, you can reduce risk through alloy verification, or, if you're involved in the manufacture or distribution of  toys and other child-accessible products, you can use our instruments to drive compliance with global regulations.

Learn more about our key applications, including:

Metal and Alloy Analysis

Mining and Exploration

Environmental Analysis

Toys & Consumer Goods

Contact us for a demonstration today, and see for yourself why the Thermo Scientific Niton XL3t analyzers deliver Simply Superior XRF.