Man with mobile X-ray fluorescence spectrometer analyzes metal tubes

Handheld X-ray fluorescence spectrometer

Mobile element analysis – precise, fast & flexible

X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF) is a proven, non-destructive analytical method for determining the elemental, chemical composition of a wide variety of samples (solids, powders, pastes, liquids). In most cases, no or minimal sample preparation is required. With handheld spectrometers, the analysis is performed within a few seconds directly on site, where the results are also needed. Especially in metal analysis, mobile XRF spectrometers are well known and established over many years. These spectrometers have become indispensable for the rapid sorting of scrap as well as for incoming goods inspection in metal processing companies.

Economically interesting application possibilities exist in recycling, quality assurance, positive material inspection, electroplating, precious metal analysis, contaminant monitoring, RoHS (restriction of hazardous substances), archaeometry, and many other areas.

Strengths of handheld X-ray fluorescence spectrometers

  • Broad element spectrum Mg – U
  • Versatile application possibilities
  • Short measuring times
  • Ready for use without time-consuming preparatory work
  • Precise and reliable
  • Flexible on-site analysis
  • Robust analysis independent of sample geometry
  • Easy handling
  • Robust design, can be used even under the most adverse conditions

Suitable XRF analyzers for your applications

  • XL2 series – universal, fast elemental analysis
  • XL3 series – highly variable for highest demands
  • XL5 series – ultra-compact high-end XRF spectrometers for lowest detection limits
  • DXL – portable benchtop analyzer for precise precious metal analysis
  • IonicX – portable analyzer for the determination of ionic salts

How are XRF spectrometers working?

XRF Technologie

New solutions


Analyzer with dynamic mode for recycling & QA


Niton XL5

Mobile PMI analysis with lowest detection limits


Niton DXL

Fast, non-destructive precious metal analysis


Niton XL2 basic

Handheld metal analysis fast and cost-effective


Niton XL2 plus

Mobile metal analysis for recycling, incoming goods PMI


Niton XL3 SDD

Fast elemental analysis of Mg – U



Fast identity check for ionic salts