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Niton XL2

Handheld XRF Analyser


Get fast, accurate metal alloy verification for manufacturing quality assurance with the Thermo Scientific™ Niton™ XL2 handheld XRF Analyser.

Featuring a standard integrated camera for accurate positioning of the analysis area, the XL2 Analyser provides immediate, nondestructive elemental analysis of alloy materials from titanium to nickel as well as tramp and trace element analysis.

Lightweight, rugged handheld Niton XL2 Analysers are well suited for a growing list of applications including scrap metal identification, mining and exploration, and lead screening for consumer and electronic goods.

XL2 Plus

The Niton XL2 Plus is a tough, powerful, handheld instrument for identifying metal alloys and mineral ores easily in the field.

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    Launched in August 2018, the XL2 Plus is the latest in the XL2 product range of X-Ray fluorescence analysers. There are two models: XL2 980 Plus is calibrated for metals, and XL2 950 Plus for mining.

    The XL2 Plus can identify Niobium in Titanium alloys down to 200 ppm and more generally, elements from Magnesium to Uranium, down to 20 ppm in some common alloys.

    Special features are the:

    • tough new ProGuard detector protection barrier for fewer punctures – this internal detector guard is made of Carbon for better measurement of lighter elements
    • upgraded seals for measuring in harsh, dusty, wet environments up to 50°C- IP54 certified
    • hot swap battery for 10 hours or more of uninterrupted measuring
    • alignment guides on the nose cone for easier, more accurate positioning
    • better screen graphics and user interface for easier operation
    • bright green instrument livery for better visibility
    • SDD Silicon Drift Detector for accurate, fast measurement – 10x faster than conventional Si-PIN detectors
    • GOLDD (Geometrically Optimised Large area Drift Detector) configuration for 3 times better precision than other SDD detectors and extended element range to Magnesium
    • USB, Bluetooth and RS-232 communication for fast data transfer
    • integrated camera for accurate positioning and, with optional GPS, for mapping of the analysis area.

    The Niton XL2 Plus gives immediate accurate results non-destructively in a refinery, scrapyard, foundry, factory, field or wherever material analysis is needed. It enables engineers to identify alloys precisely, recyclers to find value in waste and geologists to map mining deposits reliably.

    Product Literature
    XL2 Specification Sheet
    Product Selection Guide

    Limits of detection
    XL2 Plus LOD – Mining & Soils
    XL2 Plus LOD – Plastics
    XL2 Plus LOD – Alloys

XL2 800

The Niton XL2 800 is a practical and cost-effective solution from the pioneer in handheld x-ray fluorescence instrumentation and provides you with many distinct advantages

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    • Perfect for the analysis of metal alloys
    • Rugged design for real-world industrial environments
    • Easy to use – even by non-technical personnel
    • Truly non-destructive test with near instantaneous results
    • From turn on, to trigger pull, to results in just seconds
    • Confident analysis with technology from the industry leader

XL2 100G

Entry level, general metals analyser.

XL2 100

Precious Metals Analyser

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    The Niton XL2 100 series gold test kit is specifically designed for the precious metals and jewellery markets, specially calibrated for an element range covering Gold, Silver, Platinum, Platinum, Rhodium, Ruthenium, Iridium, Zinc, Copper, Nickel, Cobalt, Iron, Lead, Selenium.

    The XL2 100 gold testing equipment includes as standard the gold testing machine and a mobile test stand plus a carry case.

    The test stand allows the handheld XL2 100 unit to be easily converted to offer the stability of a bench or countertop system. The gold analyser simply docks into the test stand and is then operated via the unit itself, or remotely through a PC, for safe, certified portable analysis.

    Testing can take place in store, at a customer’s premises or in shopping centres, giving immediate results on the colour touch screen. The advanced programmes will allow a tailored certificate of authenticity to be printed analysing the chemistry and other details for the customer.The Niton XL2 100 also includes advanced Thermo Scientific AuDIT™ technology for the instant detection of gold plating.

    Please contact us today for further information about our XL2 100 gold test kits and/or to arrange a free demonstration. 

    Product Literature
    Product Selection Guide

XL2 100G

XL2 100G

XL2 Plus

XL2 Plus