Handheld XRF and LIBS Analyzer Selection Guide

  Apollo XL5 XL3t Niton XL2
Plus XL2 100G Niton DXL Niton XLp
 
Niton Apollo
Niton XL5
Niton XL3t GOLDD+
Niton XL2 Plus
Niton XL2 100G
Niton DXL
Niton XLp
Analytical Specifications
Technology LIBS XRF XRF XRF XRF XRF XRF
Analytical Source 1064nm laser, charge coupled device (CCD) 5W x-ray tube, silicon drift detector (SDD) 2W x-ray tube, silicon drift detector (SDD) 2W x-ray tube, silicon drift detector (SDD) 2W x-ray tube, Si-PIN detector 2W x-ray tube,
Si-PIN detector
Cd-109 isotope, CdTe & Si-PIN detectors
Elemental Range1 C, Al, Si, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Nb, Mo, W Mg-U
(ultra low light element detection)
Mg-U Mg-U Ti-Bi Ti-Pb Pb
Spot Size 50 µm standard

8 mm standard
3 mm optional

8 mm standard
3 mm optional

8 mm standard 8 mm standard

8 mm standard
3 mm optional

N/A
Instrument Specifications
Weight2 6.4 lbs. 2.8 lbs. 3.4 lbs. 3.4 lbs. 3.4 lbs. 17 lbs. 3.0 lbs.
Dimensions 12.0 x 13.0 x
4.0 in.
9.5 x 8.2 x
2.7 in.
9.6 x 9.0 x
3.8 in.
10.0 x 10.8 x
4.0 in.
10.0 x 10.8 x
4.0 in.
15.6 x 8.1 x
10.4 in.
9.8 x 10.5 x
3.8 in.
Memory Readings Capacity3 < 130,000 < 130,000 < 10,000 < 10,000 < 10,000 < 10,000 < 10,000
Features
Display Screen Tilting Tilting Tilting Fixed Angle Fixed Angle Fixed Angle Stationary
Touchscreen/ Directional Keys

Micro Camera

 
Macro Camera

         
Bluetooth4

GPS

       
WiFi

         
Hot Swap Battery

 

     

Splash + Dust Proof
(IP54 Rated)

 

Coming Soon!    
Detector Protection N/A Coming Soon!  

     

This table is non-exhaustive and details best sellers from the Niton XRF and LIBS product lines. Instrument specifications and applications vary by model type. Additional calibrations and configurations are available. Speak with a sales representative to learn more.

1. Elemental range dependent upon selected calibration modes.  2. Displayed weight includes battery.  3. Includes spectra. Fewer readings can be saved if macro/ micro images are included.  4. Enables connection to PC, printer, barcode reader, and external GPS.

  Apollo XL5 XL3t Niton XL2
Plus XL2 100G Niton DXL Niton XLp
 
Niton Apollo
Niton XL5
Niton XL3t GOLDD+
Niton XL2 Plus
Niton XL2 100G
Niton DXL
Niton XLp
Metals / Alloys
Carbon Steel, Low Alloy Steel

★★★

★★

     
Stainless Steel L-Grades

★★★

           
Scrap Metal
Recycling

★★

★★

★★★

★★

   
Positive Material
ID (PMI)

★★★

★★★

★★

★★

   
Manufacturing
QA / QC

★★

★★★

★★

★★

   
Coatings
Metal Coatings  

★★★

★★

     
Precious Metals
Jewelry & Precious Metals Analysis  

★★

★★

★★

 

★★★

 
Automotive Catalysts  

 

★★★

 

 

   
Mining
Greenfield Exploration  

★★★

★★

     
Oil & Gas Exploration  

★★★

★★

 

     
Grade Control  

★★★

★★

 

   
Rare Earth Elements   Coming Soon!

★★★

       
Environmental Hazards
Soils  

★★★

★★

   

Industrial Lead Paint  

★★

★★

     
Residential Lead Paint            

★★★

Dust, Air Filters  

 

★★

 

   

Consumer Goods
Children's Toys,
Apparel, Jewelry, Furniture
 

★★★

★★

     
RoHS / Halogen-free WEEE  

★★★

★★

     
Art & Archaeometry
Metal Artifacts, Pigments, Ceramics, etc..  

★★★

★★

   

 

★ = Good, ★★ = Better, ★★★ = Best; Rating system evaluates analytical performance, instrument form factor, specifications and application needs.

This table is non-exhaustive and details best sellers from the Niton XRF and LIBS product lines. Instrument specifications and applications vary by model type. Additional calibrations and configurations are available. Speak with a sales representative to learn more.

  Apollo XL5 XL3t Niton XL2
Plus XL2 100G Niton DXL Niton XLp
 
Niton Apollo
Niton XL5
Niton XL3t GOLDD+
Niton XL2 Plus
Niton XL2 100G
Niton DXL
Niton XLp
Analytical Specifications
Technology LIBS XRF XRF XRF XRF XRF XRF
Analytical Source 1064nm laser, charge coupled device (CCD) 5W x-ray tube, silicon drift detector (SDD) 2W x-ray tube, silicon drift detector (SDD) 2W x-ray tube, silicon drift detector (SDD) 2W x-ray tube, Si-PIN detector 2W x-ray tube,
Si-PIN detector
Cd-109 isotope, CdTe & Si-PIN detectors
Elemental Range1 C, Al, Si, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Nb, Mo, W Mg-U
(ultra low light element detection)
Mg-U Mg-U Ti-Bi Ti-Pb Pb
Spot Size 50 µm standard

8 mm standard
3 mm optional

8 mm standard
3 mm optional

8 mm standard 8 mm standard

8 mm standard
3 mm optional

N/A
Instrument Specifications
Weight2 6.4 lbs. 2.8 lbs. 3.4 lbs. 3.4 lbs. 3.4 lbs. 17 lbs. 3.0 lbs.
Dimensions 12.0 x 13.0 x
4.0 in.
9.5 x 8.2 x
2.7 in.
9.6 x 9.0 x
3.8 in.
10.0 x 10.8 x
4.0 in.
10.0 x 10.8 x
4.0 in.
15.6 x 8.1 x
10.4 in.
9.8 x 10.5 x
3.8 in.
Memory Readings Capacity3 < 130,000 < 130,000 < 10,000 < 10,000 < 10,000 < 10,000 < 10,000
Features
Display Screen Tilting Tilting Tilting Fixed Angle Fixed Angle Fixed Angle Stationary
Touchscreen/ Directional Keys

Micro Camera

 
Macro Camera

         
Bluetooth4

GPS

       
WiFi

         
Hot Swap Battery

 

     

Splash + Dust Proof
(IP54 Rated)

 

Coming Soon!    
Detector Protection N/A Coming Soon!  

     

This table is non-exhaustive and details best sellers from the Niton XRF and LIBS product lines. Instrument specifications and applications vary by model type. Additional calibrations and configurations are available. Speak with a sales representative to learn more.

1. Elemental range dependent upon selected calibration modes.  2. Displayed weight includes battery.  3. Includes spectra. Fewer readings can be saved if macro/ micro images are included.  4. Enables connection to PC, printer, barcode reader, and external GPS.

  Apollo XL5 XL3t Niton XL2
Plus XL2 100G Niton DXL Niton XLp
 
Niton Apollo
Niton XL5
Niton XL3t GOLDD+
Niton XL2 Plus
Niton XL2 100G
Niton DXL
Niton XLp
Metals / Alloys
Carbon Steel, Low Alloy Steel

★★★

★★

     
Stainless Steel L-Grades

★★★

           
Scrap Metal
Recycling

★★

★★

★★★

★★

   
Positive Material
ID (PMI)

★★★

★★★

★★

★★

   
Manufacturing
QA / QC

★★

★★★

★★

★★

   
Coatings
Metal Coatings  

★★★

★★

     
Precious Metals
Jewelry & Precious Metals Analysis  

★★

★★

★★

 

★★★

 
Automotive Catalysts  

 

★★★

 

 

   
Mining
Greenfield Exploration  

★★★

★★

     
Oil & Gas Exploration  

★★★

★★

 

     
Grade Control  

★★★

★★

 

   
Rare Earth Elements   Coming Soon!

★★★

       
Environmental Hazards
Soils  

★★★

★★

   

Industrial Lead Paint  

★★

★★

     
Residential Lead Paint            

★★★

Dust, Air Filters  

 

★★

 

   

Consumer Goods
Children's Toys,
Apparel, Jewelry, Furniture
 

★★★

★★

     
RoHS / Halogen-free WEEE  

★★★

★★

     
Art & Archaeometry
Metal Artifacts, Pigments, Ceramics, etc..  

★★★

★★

   

 

★ = Good, ★★ = Better, ★★★ = Best; Rating system evaluates analytical performance, instrument form factor, specifications and application needs.

This table is non-exhaustive and details best sellers from the Niton XRF and LIBS product lines. Instrument specifications and applications vary by model type. Additional calibrations and configurations are available. Speak with a sales representative to learn more.

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