PMI in incoming goods ➾ Metal analysis with mobile XRF spectrometer

Positive identification of materials

Materials testing – important part of quality assurance

Analysis of alloys, positive material inspection/PMI-tests and traceability are crucial when it comes to metallurgy, semi-finished goods, products or distribution. Mixing up materials can lead to considerable economic damages, harm a company’s reputation and in the worst case, even cost lives. With today’s focus on comprehensive quality management, ISO-standards and the need for a 100% definite analysis, quality control and material inspection are getting more and more demanding. Our analysers smartly help you manage these tasks.

Standard alloys

The analysers of the XL3t-series are non-destructive. Up to 30 typical elements can be analysed in ten thousand alloys:

  • Cr-steels, stainless steels
  • Chrome molybdenum steels
  • Low alloy steels
  • Tool steels
  • Nickel- / cobalt based alloys
  • Copper-/ brass-/ bronze alloys
  • Titanium alloys, aluminium alloys
  • Tramp elements P, Cu, Nb, Sn, Pb (100-300 ppm) with the XL3-Air+

“Light” elements

  • The XL3-Air+ analyses the “light” elements without the need for a helium flush or vacuum:
  • Mg and Si in aluminium alloys
  • Al and Si in copper alloys
  • Zecor-SS-alloys with 5-6% silicon
  • Monel steels (e.g. Al in Monel 500)
  • Phosphorus in copper alloys
  • Distinction of 1.4310 possible (difference 1% Al)
  • Distinction of 1.4301 and 1.4305 possible (difference 0,1 – 0,3% S)

XL3-Hybrid+ for an ultimate performance

With a helium flush, the XL3-Hybrid+ achieves lowest limits of detection for Mg, Al, Si, P, S. This enables analyses, which up until now were only possible with a spark spectrometer – without destruction or focal spots:

  • Distinction of pure aluminium and Al Mg 0,3

Fields of application

  • Analysis of alloys
  • Positive material inspection
  • PMI-tests
  • Differentiation of materials
  • Quality assurance

Clever solutions

Niton XL2 basic

Handheld metal analysis fast and cost-effective


Niton XL2 plus

Mobile metal analysis for recycling, incoming goods PMI


Niton Apollo

Determine hardenability and weldability on the go


Niton XL5

Mobile PMI analysis with lowest detection limits


Do you have questions?

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