Portable Elemental Analysis: Niton XL3t Handheld XRF Analyzer

The Thermo Scientific™ Niton™ XL3t handheld XRF analyzer offers fast, lab-quality elemental analysis in the field. With advanced electronics and materials technology and powerful x-ray tubes, the Niton XL3t analyzer offers nondestructive testing for:

  • Metal and metal alloy analysis including grade identification in scrap metal recycling, casting and fabrication, mining exploration
  • Positive material identification (PMI) to ensure safety and compliance
  • Quality control in manufacturing and consumer goods, including compliance testing and screening of incoming materials and outgoing finished goods


The Niton XL3t analyzers has many built-in features designed to improve productivity:

  • High sensitivity and measurement accuracy.
  • Lower detection limits for higher-Z elements, with additional elements Mg, Al, Si and P via helium purge
  • Standard analytical range: 25 elements from S to U.
  • Optional CCD camera for visually identifying and recording images of samples
  • A user-selectable 3mm small spot to locate areas of interest on a sample
  • Flip-up, color, touch-screen display
  • Ergonomic design
  • Easy-to-use software
  • 50 kV X-ray tube provides approximately twice the X-ray flux of a 40 kV tube
  • Hotfoot hot surface adaptor for testing in petrochemical refineries up to 842 °F (450 °C)

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