Verifying Metal Alloys for Manufacturing Quality Assurance with Thermo Scientific Niton XRF Analyzers

Thermo Scientific Niton handheld x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers are revolutionizing elemental analysis with the simple pull of the trigger.

Positive Material Identification in Seconds, with Point-and-Shoot Simplicity

The verification of metal alloys for manufacturing quality assurance and control has never been more important for product reliability and safety. From metal production to service centers and distributors, and component fabrication to final product assembly, the potential for material mix-ups is very real, and the need for traceability is now a priority.

Take Control of Material Verification with Thermo Scientific Niton XRF Analyzers

Fortunately, with Thermo Scientific Niton XRF analyzers, a worry-free solution is literally right in your hand.

Now you don’t have to risk your business and its reputation on the accuracy of your suppliers’ documentation for material identification. Our easy-to-use XRF analyzers are the leading handheld analyzers available today for rapid, accurate positive material identification (PMI) and elemental analysis. For thousands of companies in the aerospace, metal fabrication, foundry, and related industries, Thermo Scientific Niton analyzers deliver dependable alloy grade identification and chemical analysis in seconds.

Lab-quality results are available almost instantly on the unit’s bright, color, touch-screen display, allowing quick decision-making with total confidence. You can set user permissions on the analyzer, print certificates of analysis, and even remotely monitor and operate the unit hands-free from your PC.

Compared to the high cost of shipping samples to offsite labs, our analyzers are a great investment that can pay for themselves in a few months. Now you can rapidly verify alloys, recover lost material traceability, isolate finished welds to validate filler material and dilution, and confirm finished products – all with a nondestructive testing method that leaves samples completely undamaged in any way, saving you valuable time and additional testing expense.

Fast, accurate elemental analysis and positive identification for your manufacturing requirements:

  • Components
  • Wire strands as fine as 1 mm
  • Rods
  • Finished welds
  • Bolts, rivets, and other fasteners
  • Complete fabricated assemblies

Purpose-Built for Unmatched Accuracy in Grade ID

With a unique library of 400+ alloy grades, Thermo Scientific Niton analyzers provide superior accuracy in grade identification unsurpassed by any other handheld XRF analyzer.

Thermo Scientific Niton analyzers with GOLDDTM technology provide alloy chemistry for up to 30 of the most common elements in tens of thousands of alloy grades. Families of alloys that can be accurately identified and analyzed include but are not limited to:

  • Stainless steels
  • Cr-Mo steels including V stabilized versions
  • Low alloy steels
  • Tool steels
  • Nickel alloys
  • Monel® and other Cu-Ni alloys
  • Copper alloys, brasses, and bronzes
  • Titanium alloys
  • Aluminum alloys
  • Exotics, such as zirconium and tantalum alloys

Our Niton XL3t Analyzer with Geometrically Optimized Large Area Drift Detector (GOLDD) Technology

Our Niton XL3t analyzer with GOLDD technology is the highest performing, most capable handheld analyzer available today. Delivering up to 10X faster measurement times than conventional technologies, it also provides the highest sensitivity and measurement accuracy, plus the capability of measuring light elements (magnesium, aluminum, silicon, phosphorus, and sulfur) without helium or vacuum purge.

The Niton XL3t GOLDD analyzer allows you to accurately sort additional grades, including:

  • Zecor® SS alloys containing 5-6% silicon
  • Titanium alloys, including direct measurement of aluminum content
  • Aluminum and silicon bronzes
  • Aluminums for silicon and magnesium content

In addition to superior performance features, this remarkable instrument includes an integrated CCD color camera to record an image of the actual test area with test data. The optional small-spot feature allows you to isolate and test small sample areas, such as welds and seams.

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

For more information on this source, please visit Thermo Scientific Portable Analyzers for Material ID.

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