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 (LIBS), the Niton Apollo analyzer specializes in carbon analysis for metals and alloys. Part of the industry leading family of Niton products, the Apollo analyzer 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 analyzer.


Powerful Analysis

Powerful analysis

The Niton Apollo analyzer 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 optical emission spectrometry (OES) cart and experience true portability. Weighing in at 6.4 lbs. (2.9 kg.), the Niton Apollo analyzer 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 with easy analysis when you climb up pipelines and into trenches. A tapered nose helps you achieve even more coverage to measure challenging structural shapes and sizes, including small parts, 1/4" piping, 1/4" bars, and larger weld wires.

Increased Productivity

Increased productivity

By reducing downtime, you’ll achieve more with the Niton Apollo analyzer. 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. With the Niton Apollo analyzer’s micro and macro cameras, you’ll experience better record keeping. 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 analyzer with peace of mind.

Smart Technology

Smart technology

With the Niton Apollo analyzer, 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.



Partner with dedicated service professionals ensuring instrument performance to deliver consistent results. Our service solutions optimize your instrument investment with calibration services, unlimited technical support, remote diagnostics, convenient depot repair, and parts availability.

Browse applications for Niton Apollo Handheld LIBS Analyzer

Oil Gas Pipes

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.
Metal fabrication

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 Metal Recycling

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 your operations stay 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.

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Browse our list of frequently asked questions to learn more about the Niton Apollo Handheld LIBS Analyzer.

Featured resources

Download the Free LIBS eBook

Download the free LIBS eBook: LIBS technology for non-scientists

Want to learn how LIBS technology works? Download the eBook to discover the science behind laser induced breakdown spectroscopy.

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Watch the Free On-Demand Webinar

Watch the free on-demand webinar: Why is analyzing carbon important?

Join this educational webinar to learn how carbon impacts the properties of steel, and new technology now available to measure carbon content.

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Niton Apollo LIBS Analyzer in geothermal power generation

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