Niton Apollo Handheld LIBS Analyzer

Bring your lab to the field with handheld LIBS analysis

Discover the Thermo Scientific Niton Apollo handheld LIBS analyzer. Powered by laser induced breakdown spectroscopy, the Niton Apollo specializes in carbon analysis for metals and alloys. Part of the industry leading family of Niton products, the Apollo offers unmatched speed, performance and portability. Unleash the possibilities- bring the power of lab analysis to the field! Request a demo and speak with a member from our team to learn more about the Niton Apollo.

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Powerful Analysis

Powerful Analysis

The Niton Apollo features an effective laser and high purity argon purge to generate lab quality results. Specifically engineered to provide superior analysis and low detection limits, users can view alloy identification and advanced averaging in about 10 seconds. And with the ability to measure carbon equivalency and pseudo elements, you’ll make more informed decisions too. Data is displayed in real time to keep up with your busy pace, enabling you to make fast and efficient choices.

Expanded Field Use

Expanded Field Use

Ditch the mobile OES cart and experience true portability. Weighing in at 6.4 lbs. (2.9 kg.), the Niton Apollo transforms traditional OES equipment into a handheld analyzer a tenth of the size. You’re no longer tied down by bulky hoses or hefty argon tanks. Experience a whole new range of motion as you seamlessly climb up pipelines and into trenches. A tapered nose helps you achieve even more coverage to measure difficult to reach areas.

Increased Productivity

Increased Productivity

By reducing downtime, you’ll achieve more with the Niton Apollo. Fast analysis times help increase sample throughput and production. Equipped with two hot swap Milwaukee® batteries, operators can quickly replace a depleted battery. A tilting, color touchscreen and optional directional keys make it easy for users to navigate through menus, sample readings and more. And with the Niton Apollo’s micro and macro cameras you’ll experience better record keeping too. A micro camera precisely pinpoints your exact measurement, while a macro camera collects full sample imagery.

Safety First

Safety First

Operating a powerful laser is no joke. That’s why our team of experts have developed three (3) robust safety interlocks to help reduce the risk of a laser misfire. Tried, tested, and validated by a third party, our interlocks help keep operators safe. Designed to measure chamber pressure, spectral type, and light/ dark conditions, users can securely operate the Niton Apollo with peace of mind.

Smart Technology

Smart Technology

With the Niton Apollo, you’ll work smarter, not harder. Our smart, simplified software solution features an application interface that is easy for virtually any user to understand. You’ll have the option to customize data fields and user profiles to create a workflow solution designed to meet the needs of your business. Best of all, our WiFi enabled LIBS analyzer empowers you to remotely transfer and view your sample readings.

Browse Applications for Niton Apollo Handheld LIBS Analyzer

Oil and Gas

The structural integrity of pipelines and plant assets is key for safety. Properties such as weldability and heat or corrosion resistance depend on the carbon content in steel. Using the powerful Niton Apollo handheld LIBS analyzer, operators can perform positive material identification (PMI) to analyze piping material where flow accelerated corrosion, or sulfidic corrosion, is a concern.

  • Verify the composition of piping, valves, and reaction vessels in seconds, with the lowest LODs available.
  • Calculate carbon equivalency to determine the weldability of piping materials.
  • Inspect and analyze individual component materials at receiving inspection, in-process welding/fabrication, and final inspection check points.

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Metal Fabrication

Material verification for Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) is critical to product safety. Ensure that no incorrect or out of specification metal alloys enter the manufacturing process with the reliable Niton Apollo handheld LIBS analyzer.

  • Quickly and accurately determine alloy composition and grade for a wide range of metal chemistries.
  • Verify Material Test Reports (MTRs) of incoming supplies.
  • Improve QA/QC and increase confidence in risk-management practices.

Scrap Recycling

For metal recycling businesses, fast and accurate sorting of scrap is essential to enhance both workflow efficiency and profitability. The rugged Niton Apollo handheld LIBS analyzer keeps up with your busy pace to help keep you productive. With functionality such as on-demand certificates and WiFi enabled data transfer, you’ll never miss a beat.

  • Increase the value of stainless-steel sorting by separating
    SS-316 from SS-316L.
  • Detect tramp/ trace elements which must be identified and measured to meet regulatory standards.
  • Prevent alloy-mix ups or contaminated scrap from entering the supply stream.

Oil and Gas

The structural integrity of pipelines and plant assets is key for safety. Properties such as weldability and heat or corrosion resistance depend on the carbon content in steel. Using the powerful Niton Apollo handheld LIBS analyzer, operators can perform positive material identification (PMI) to analyze piping material where flow accelerated corrosion, or sulfidic corrosion, is a concern.

  • Verify the composition of piping, valves, and reaction vessels in seconds, with the lowest LODs available.
  • Calculate carbon equivalency to determine the weldability of piping materials.
  • Inspect and analyze individual component materials at receiving inspection, in-process welding/fabrication, and final inspection check points.

Watch the Webinar: What You Need to Know about API 578, 3rd Edition

Metal Fabrication

Material verification for Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) is critical to product safety. Ensure that no incorrect or out of specification metal alloys enter the manufacturing process with the reliable Niton Apollo handheld LIBS analyzer.

  • Quickly and accurately determine alloy composition and grade for a wide range of metal chemistries.
  • Verify Material Test Reports (MTRs) of incoming supplies.
  • Improve QA/QC and increase confidence in risk-management practices.

Scrap Recycling

For metal recycling businesses, fast and accurate sorting of scrap is essential to enhance both workflow efficiency and profitability. The rugged Niton Apollo handheld LIBS analyzer keeps up with your busy pace to help keep you productive. With functionality such as on-demand certificates and WiFi enabled data transfer, you’ll never miss a beat.

  • Increase the value of stainless-steel sorting by separating
    SS-316 from SS-316L.
  • Detect tramp/ trace elements which must be identified and measured to meet regulatory standards.
  • Prevent alloy-mix ups or contaminated scrap from entering the supply stream.

Still Have Niton Apollo Questions?

Browse our list of Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the Niton Apollo handheld LIBS analyzer.


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