Delivering New Levels of Productivity and Profitability to the Metals Recycling Industry with Thermo Scientific Niton XRF Analyzers

With today’s volatile commodity prices, the need for sorting recycled metals quickly and with accuracy is critical. Each second lost and every wrong sorting call could affect your profitability and place you at a real competitive disadvantage.

Thermo Scientific Niton XRF Analyzers

Thermo Scientific Niton x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers are the first choice of metal recyclers around the world, delivering rapid, accurate results right in the palm of your hand. With point-and-shoot simplicity, you can view the alloy grade and chemistry on the built-in color touch-screen display.

Testing time is almost instantaneous for routine scrap sorting, and just a few seconds longer to obtain lab-quality chemistry. It’s a nondestructive process requiring minimal training and little or no sample preparation, regardless of sample shape or size:

  • Accurately measure more than 25 elements
  • Screen samples as small as 1 mm wires to massive structuresPerforms flawlessly in almost any environment or weather condition Take advantage of a unique integrated library of 400+ alloy grades

Applications of Thermo Scientific Niton XRF Analyzers

Thermo Scientific Niton XRF analyzers are the leading choice among scrap recyclers worldwide – by far. Scrap metal recyclers place their trust our XRF analyzers for a reason: we’ve listened to you, and learned the scrap metal business and its requirements. The result? A range of products purpose-built for today’s metal recycling industry. Thousands of our instruments are at work sorting and grading alloys on six continents around the world, in yards ranging from top-tier alloy processors to smaller-sized independents and regional recyclers. Our analyzers enable you to perform more than 1,000 readings in an 8-hour shift with full confidence in the accuracy of each sample ID.

Alloy Identification Accuracy of Niton XRF Analyzers

Thermo Scientific Niton analyzers offer unmatched accuracy in grade identification – providing significant value to your sorting operation. Unfailing accuracy of your IDs means fewer rejections, more satisfied customers, and repeat business.

Thermo Scientific Niton analyzers were engineered from the ground up to provide the industry with faster sorting and more accurate results. Analyze nearly every element of interest in virtually all types of metal alloys, from trace levels to pure metals, and everything in between – just point and shoot. Since our analyzers are known around the world for scrap metal sorting, you know your results will be highly comparable across the industry.

The Thermo Scientific Niton XL2 was tested against 76 representative certified reference materials (CRM) to determine its ability to correctly identify the grade of metal alloy. Although each measurement was performed for a total of 30 seconds, correct grade identification is often provided in less than 3 seconds.

The Thermo Scientific Niton XL2 was tested against 76 representative certified reference materials (CRM) to determine its ability to correctly identify the grade of metal alloy. Although each measurement was performed for a total of 30 seconds, correct grade identification is often provided in less than 3 seconds.

Going for the GOLDD: Advanced Thermo Scientific Technology Gives Scrap Metal Recyclers an Edge

Niton XL3t with Thermo Scientific GOLDD technology features:

  • Fastest alloy grade ID
  • Superior detection limits for trace/tramp elements
  • Unrivaled light element performance for sorting Al, Ti, bronze, Zn, super alloy, and specialty steels
  • Unparalleled accuracy for confident results every time
  • True lab-quality performance in a handheld instrument

Alloys Analyzed with Niton Analyzers

Families of alloys that can be accurately analyzed with a Niton XL2 or XL3t analyzer include:

  • Stainless steels
  • Copper (Cu) alloys
  • Nickel (Ni) alloys
  • Titanium (Ti) alloys
  • Cobalt (Co) alloys
  • Wrought aluminum (Al) alloys
  • Ni/Co alloys
  • Low alloy steels
  • Tool steels
  • Chromium-molybdenum (Cr-Mo) steels
  • Zirconium (Zr) alloys
  • Exotic alloys of most types (alloys of tantalum, hafnium, and tungsten)

More than 25,000 Thermo Scientific Niton XRF analyzers are in use daily in more than 75 countries on six continents.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Thermo Fisher Scientific.

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Comments

  1. Philp Priest Philp Priest Zimbabwe says:

    Can you get false/misleading readings for Hafnium (Hf) when copper is present?

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