SciAps X-Series XRF Analyzer Models
Speed and precision, beautifully packaged
SciAps X Series is the world’s lightest, smallest, fastest, high precision family of XRF analyzers. With the newest models under 3 lbs. and lightning fast, they can be used all day long without fatigue. Built on the Android platform for global connectivity, you can manage your data and fleet anywhere, print or email results seamlessly. And visibility? An integrated camera with video for sample viewing is included with all models, and the latest smartphone display provides easy viewing in all lighting conditions.
SciAps offers two platforms for handheld XRF guns.
At 2.75 lbs., the X-550 and X-505 are the lightest analyzers ever created, in a mostly metal frame for ultimate durability and duty cycle. The narrow, slender form factor accesses the toughest test locations, with the latest 2.7″ (68.6mm) display for rear viewing of grade and chemistry.
The totally re-engineered X-200, X-250 and X-50 are the lowest priced XRF guns on the market, yet still offer best-in-class analytical and speed performance, with all all the accuracy and throughput of the X-550 and X-505. Now with improved heat dissipation, reduced weight, and new user-interface.
Discover the wide range of available applications and standard element packages for every major industry.
SciAps Premium XRF Analyzers
The X-550 sets a new performance standard for handheld XRF. Weighing 2.8 lbs. (1.3 kg) with the battery, it’s the smallest, lightest, fastest XRF analyzer on the market. It’s fast on all alloys and as good on aluminums as it is on high temps for the scrap market, and it comes with fully loaded apps for NDT (Residuals, Sulfidic Corrosion, Alloy).
The X-550 uses the industry’s most powerful X-ray tube, operating up to 3x the power in the Beam 2 setting compared to the SciAps X-505 and any other handheld XRF analyzers. The unique geometry and tube power optimize performance for low atomic number measurement applications including sulfidic corrosion (low Si), phosphorus and sulfur, and aluminum alloys, as well as for residuals analysis per API 751 and 5L specifications.
What’s the difference between the premium X-550 and X-505? The answer is simple: Speed on low atomic number elements such as Mg, Al, Si, P and S. When the X-550 runs at about 3x the X-ray power in the “Beam 2” setting (also known as the low voltage setting) compared to the X-505 or other handheld XRF analyzers, the measured intensities from Mg, Al, Si, P and S (plus K, Ca and Cl in other apps) are 3x higher, producing 3x faster measurements with the X-550.
The X-550 and X-505 also come with A-list accessibility. They offer the narrowest form factor for reaching even the most difficult testing locations.
SciAps “Value-priced” XRF Analyzer Series
Great performance and value
Want the accuracy and throughput of the premium models, but in a lower-priced series of analyzers? Then consider the totally re-engineered “value” series, with improved heat dissipation, reduced weight, new user-interface. All internal electronics now use less power and operate at higher temperatures—no drift or shutdown.
- New, lightweight design at 3.1 lbs. (1.4 kg) including batteries
- Redesigned heat sinking, can now operate continuously up to 110F (43C) ambient temperatures
- Up-to-date software, user interface, and full recalibration
X-200: The silicon drift-detector (SDD) model is competitively priced for every performance requirement. Only slightly heavier than the X-505/550 platform, but still with industry-leading speed and precision. The X-200 is the value version of the X-505.
X-50: The “old school” PiN diode technology for basic analysis of transition and heavy metals. A great value for analyzing basic alloys including stainless, high temps, copper alloys.
Compare value priced models
Offers comparable speed/precision as top of the line competing brands, at a lower price point, in a smaller, lighter package. 40 kV, Rh anode (alloy) or 50 kV Au anode (Geochem, Soil, others). 20 mm2 standard SDD and DPP. 125k cps, > 90% live.
Alloys: Best value where aluminum sorting is daily but not the major focus. Requires a 2nd beam test of 8-10s for Mg at 0.8% in Al base. Requires 5-6 second Beam 2 test time for Al, Si, S and P. Requires 15-20 seconds to measure 0.3-0.5% Mg in grades such 6063 or 356 or 3004.
Geochem, Soils: Offers comparable precision, limits of detection and elemental range of other leading XRF brands, but in a lighter weight package, and at a lower price point.
Our most economical model. Great basic analysis of transition and heavy metals. 40 kV, Rh anode (alloy) or Au anode (Geochem, Soil, others). 7 mm2 PIN diode, standard DPP, 15k cps, 50% live.
Alloys: Basic sorting of SS, high temps and red metals. Only sort Al alloys by MLCs, 2000s and 7000s.
Geochem, Soils: Same element suite, but with older PiN diode detector technology. Test times will be much longer to achieve same precision, but X-50 platform lower priced.
* The combination of count rate and live time are key performance parameters when evaluating a handheld XRF analyzer. The X-series is available with a range of detector/pricing options, all upgradeable.
† Online purchase of these analyzers is offered to U.S. customers only. Please consult SciAps sales at (339) 927-9455 for further details.
Standardized & Field-worthy Platform
- 2 cameras for precise targeting, photo-documenting, reading QR and bar codes
- Lightweight, balanced, ergonomic, free-standing design
- Detector protection – high-speed steel shutter protects the detector between tests
- Global connectivity – monitor testing, check quality, print reports in real time
- Lowest service costs in the business
- Intuitive Android operating system
Available Applications & Standard Element Packages
The standard element packages for the various models and applications are shown in the table below. Require other elements? Just ask! We add or substitute elements frequently for specific applications.
X-550 and X-200
|Application||Beam 1 (40 kV)||Beam 2 (10 kV)||Beam 3 (50 kV)|
|Geo-Mining||Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Se, Sr, Rb, Zr, Nb, Mo, W, Ta, Au, Hg, Pb, Bi, U||Mg, Al, Si, P, S, K, Ca||Ag, Sn, Sb, Ba|
|Geo-Env Soil||Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Se, Sr, Rb, Zr, Mo, W, Tl, Hg, Pb, Bi||Mg, Al, Si, P, S||Ag, Cd, Sn, Sb, Ba|
|Alloy||Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Se, Y, Zr, Nb, Mo, W, Ta, Hf, Re, Au, Pb, Bi, Ru, Pd, Ag, Cd, Sn, Sb||Mg, Al, Si, P, S||N/A|
|Precious Metals||Ti, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ga, W, Au, Ge, Ir, Pt, Au, Pb, Bi, Zr, Mo, Ru, Rh, Pd, Ag, Cd, In, Sn, Sb||N/A||N/A|
|Application||Beam 1 (40 kV)||Beam 2 (10 kV)||Beam 3 (50 kV)|
|Geo-Mining||Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Se, Sr, Rb, Zr, Nb, Mo, W, Ta, Au, Hg, Pb, Bi, U, Ag, Sn, Sb (same as X-100)||S, K, Ca||N/A|
|Geo-Env Soil||Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Se, Sr, Rb, Zr, Mo, W, Tl, Hg, Pb, Bi, Ag, Cd, Sn, Sb (same as X-100)||N/A||N/A|
|Alloy||Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Se, Y, Zr, Nb, Mo, W, Ta, Hf, Re, Au, Pb, Bi, Ru, Pd, Ag, Cd, Sn, Sb (same as X-100)||N/A||N/A|
|Precious Metals||Ti, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ga, W, Au, Ge, Ir, Pt, Au, Pb, Bi, Zr, Mo, Ru, Rh, Pd, Ag, Cd, In, Sn, Sb (same as X-100)||N/A||N/A|
Software & Accessories
Software to tune and customize
SciAps Profile Builder is loaded with common industry certified reference materials (CRMs with assays), and users may add more for local geochemistry. View calibration curves, generate new ones, build highly customized models for your own elements of interest. Overlay and compare mineral spectra and more. Third-party software compatibility: SciAps is pleased to export data to many third-party software packages, such as mining related software from Leapfrog and IoGlobal. Contact us to discuss any specific requirements.
XRF Test Stand
SciAps Test Station allows you to turn your X-50 or X-200 handheld into a bench-top analyzer. Fully shielded with hardware interlocks, it’s designed for reliability, durability and safety. The super stable base positions your samples correctly regardless of what’s going on around you. Integrated fans keep the analyzer cool even at the most extreme duty cycles and environments.
X-500 Series – Mini Test Station
Traveling light? – The Mini Test Station can actually fit in your jacket pocket.
X-ray and Laser in One Box
The SciAps X and Z run on the same software platform, operating system (Android App-based) and have the same UI. Any operator is easily trained for both analyzers.
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