SciAps XRF Analyzer Models

The world’s lightest, smallest, fastest, high precision family of XRF analyzers. Speed, precision, beautifully packaged. The X’s weigh barely 3 lbs, are lightning fast, and can be used all day long without fatigue. They’re built on the Android platform for global connectivity. Manage your data and fleet anywhere, print or email results seamlessly. And Visibility? The X features the latest 5″ Smartphone display for easy viewing in all lighting conditions. Integrated camera/video for sample viewing with all models.

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X-550 XRF Analyzer

The SciAps X-550 sets a new performance standard for handheld XRF. Weighing 2.8 lbs. (1.3 kg) with the battery, it’s the lightest, fastest, most articulate X-ray gun ever made. It delivers the small size, blazing speed and high precision of the SciAps X Series in a perfectly balanced device. It’s fast on all alloys, including aluminums. 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 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.

X-Ray Tube

40 kV, 200 uA Rh anode and 10KV, 500 uA for alloy testing, 50 kV, 200 uA anode for most other apps

Detector, Rate

20 mm2 siiliicon drift detector (active area), 140eV resolution FWHM at 5.95 Mn K-alpha line 

X-505XRF Analyzer

The SciAps X-505 is the smallest, lightest weight handheld X-ray analyzer ever made. In terms of speed, it is second only to the X-550. Weighing in at 2.8 lbs. with the battery, it delivers the small size, blazing speed and high precision of the SciAps X Series in a perfectly balanced device. It’s fast on all alloys, including aluminums. With it’s state-of-the-art design and excellent heat handling, the X-505 can run all day long, even in the hottest climates, without requiring down time due to overheating.  

X-Ray Tube

40 kV, 200 uA Rh anode and 10KV, 500 uA for alloy testing, 50 kV, 200 uA Au for most other apps

Detector, Rate

20 mm2 siiliicon drift detector (active area), 140eV resolution FWHM at 5.95 Mn K-alpha line

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X-50 XRF Analyzer

The “classic” model for many applications at a great value.

The X-50 features PiN diode technology, which is the previous generation detector prior to the advent of silicon drift detectors. The PiN technology processes a factor of 10x – 20x lower X-ray rates than the silicon drift detectors, and has resolution that is about 100 eV less (greater width). However for many applications such as basic sorting of stainless, high temp and copper alloys, or analyze base or heavy metals in soils, ores, powders, etc. the PiN technology is satisfactory. The X-50 will NOT measure Mg, Al or Si, and in some materials can measure P and S at the 1% level. Limits of detection will be 5x higher (elevated) compared to SDD versions of the X. However the X-50 features an attractive price point for the applications that work well. The X-50 includes the same advanced X-ray tube as other X models (operating at 40 kV max.), integrated camera, video, and the Android OS platform. The X-50 is available for alloy, environmental, mining/exploration, industrial and user-customizable applications. Analyzers may be factory calibrated with fundamental parameters, Compton Normalization (EPA Method 6200), or user defined empirical calibrations.

X-Ray Tube

40 kV, Rh anode (alloy) or Au anode (Geochem, Soil, others)

Detector, Rate

7 mm2 PIN Diode, Standard DPP, 15k cps, 50% live

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X-200 XRF Analyzer

The Workhorse. Our X-200 XRF analyzer is the Perfect Blend of High Performance and Attractive Price.

The X-200 offers comparable or superior speed and performance to the top end analyzers from other brands. It uses a top performing SDD like the X-300 and a more standard version of pulse processing electronics. The X-200 has the same highly optimized X-ray tube and detector geometry as the X-300. The X-200 is rapidly becoming the choice for scrap processing and non-destructive testing due to the speed and analytical performance combined with the lightweight, small form-factor design. It’s fast on every alloy family including aluminum alloys. For geochemical applications, LODS are about 1.5x higher than the X-300, and it offers the same suites of elements for environmental, pathfinder, exploration and mining. Also available is the SciAps Empirical App for users that want to test other types of materials and generate their own calibration models. Analyzers may be factory calibrated with fundamental parameters, Compton Normalization (EPA Method 6200), or user defined empirical calibrations.

X-Ray Tube

40 kV, Rh anode (alloy) or 50 kV Au anode (Geochem, Soil, others).

Detector, Rate

20 mm2 standard SDD and DPP. 125k cps, > 90% live.

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Scrapper X-250

An X-ray analyzer designed from the ground up to be the fastest scrap sorter in existence.

The X-250 measures Mg and Si up to 10 times faster than any other X-ray gun, with better sensitivity.  Precise Mg and Si measurements are critical for highly accurate aluminum alloy testing.  The X-250 measures Mg down to 0.25% and Si to 0.15% in 2 seconds, allowing a huge variety of aluminum alloys to now be precisely sorted by X-ray.  And you still maintain the performance advantage of X-ray on other alloying metals like Cr, Cu, Zr, Zn, Mn — the strength of X-ray.  For example Mn precision is essential to sort within the 3000 series like 3105, 3003 and other similar alloys.  The same holds for small differences Cu, Cr and Zr that often differentiates 6000 and 7000 grades.

X-Ray Tube

6-40 kV, 200uA Rh anode (alloy), 500 uA at 10KV (aluminium) , 6-50kV 200uA Au anode (others).

Detector, Rate

20 mm2 2 silicon drift (active area), 135eV resolution FWHM at 5.95 Mn K-alpha line

SciAps LIBS Analyzer Models

.From sophisticated analysis of ultra-low elemental concentrations in alloys, ores, brines and powders, to basic material or scrap sorting, SciAps offers a model for your application. And we defy obsolescence. Any lower performing model can be upgraded to a higher performing model at any time. You’re never obsolete with a SciAps LIBS.

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Z-901 LIBS Analyzer

he Z-901 features an all-new ergonomic design, a 0.5 lb. weight reduction down to about 3.5 lbs. (1.6 kg), improved heat dissipation, and completely updated software and processing electronics.

The Z-901 also leads the way featuring the first-ever “dual burn” technology. Users can test with the 901 either using an “air burn” method or using argon-purge for applications requiring higher precision and lower limits of detection.

The Z-901 uses a single spectrometer to cover the wavelength range of 200 – 440 nm. It is factory calibrated for a suite of 15-20 elements, depending on application.  Or operators may use the accompanying ProfileBuilder software package to customize to specific elements, their own calibration standards, and spectral processing.  The Z-901 can be setup to measure the emissions of any element EXCEPT Li, Na, H, C, N, O, Cl, Br, F, Ce, Rb, S. Common factory-calibrated applications include alloy, mining and environmental analysis, typically for beryllium in soil.

Analytical Range

Factory calibrated with suites of 15-20 elements, app dependent.

Spectrometer/Range

200 nm – 420 nm

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Z-901 CSi LIBS Analyzer

The “CSi” is a dedicated unit for measuring carbon and silicon in steels and stainless.  It is the ideal tool if you own handheld XRF units and want to continue to use those for measuring common alloy elements such as Cr, V, Mn, Ni, Cu, Mo, Nb, etc.  but need the occasional carbon and/or silicon measurement.  The CSi opens up a very cost-effective option for many NDT professionals that have older XRF units and may only want to add in C and Si measurements in order to determine carbon equivalents (CE), verify L versus H-grade stainless or include a carbon measurement with low RE steels.

Analytical Range

Analyzes carbon and silicon only. The perfect complement to your XRF.

Spectrometer/Range

190 nm – 240 nm

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Z-902-C LIBS Analyzer

The Z-902 “C” is a dedicated NDT/PMI analyzer for carbon content and a wide range of alloys and alloy bases.  It features 2 spectrometers (instead of one in the 901) to extend the spectral range down to 190 nm with high resolution, specifically to measure carbon content in steels, stainless and other alloys.  The Z-902 is the analyzer of choice globally for the measuring carbon content in alloys, and carbon equivalents.  It is also factory calibrated for a suite of 15-20 elements in 7 common alloy bases: aluminum, steel, stainless, nickel, cobalt, titanium and copper bases.  Additional bases or calibrations may be added by the factory or the user.

Analytical Range

Elemental range of the Z-901 plus carbon

Spectrometer/Range

190 nm – 440 nm

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Z-902 + LIBS Analyzer

The Z-902 “C” is a dedicated NDT/PMI analyzer for carbon content and a wide range of alloys and alloy bases.  It features 2 spectrometers (instead of one in the 901) to extend the spectral range down to 190 nm with high resolution, specifically to measure carbon content in steels, stainless and other alloys.  The Z-902 is the analyzer of choice globally for the measuring carbon content in alloys, and carbon equivalents.  It is also factory calibrated for a suite of 15-20 elements in 7 common alloy bases: aluminum, steel, stainless, nickel, cobalt, titanium and copper bases.  Additional bases or calibrations may be added by the factory or the user.

Analytical Range

Analysis of the Z-901 but extends spectral range to include Li, Na and C.  Carbon is for non-alloy applications.

Spectrometer/Range

190 nm – 625 nm

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Z-200 C+ LIBS Analyzer

The world’s only handheld analyzer that delivers carbon content in stainless, steels and cast irons…yes even L-grades.

The Z-200 C+ is a dedicated analyzer for alloy analysis including carbon content. It analyzes carbon content in stainless, down to 0.007 ppm, for dependable separation of L and H grades. The C+ also analyzes carbon steels, including carbon equivalents (CE) for weldability. The analyzer is available in two versions. The Z-200 C comes with iron-base calibrations including carbon. The Z-200 C+ includes both iron and stainless bases and carbon. Additional bases may be added at time of purchase or any later date. Following in the tradition of our defy obsolescence principle, any Z-200 or Z-200 C may be upgraded to the Z-200 C+ at any time for the price difference.

The Z uses the technique laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), which has many similarities to spark OES. LIBS has been an established laboratory technique for 20+ years. It fires a pulsed laser at the material to create a plasma, instead of a continuous electric spark like spark OES. Light from the plasma is measured with an on-board spectrometer to determine individual wavelengths and thus what elements are present. The elemental content is quantified via onboard calibrations.

High resolution is critical. The Z-200 C+ is equipped with a dedicated third spectrometer optimized for the best wavelength resolution around the carbon line. Due to the many nearby iron lines, resolution better than 0.080 nm is a must. Powerful laser – onboard argon purge – high resolution spectrometer. It’s the key to rock solid, in-field carbon analysis for alloys.

Spectrometer/Range

190 nm – 625 nm
Contains a third spectrometer dedicated to the 190 – 230 nm range

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Z-300 LIBS Analyzer

Every Element in the Periodic Table, in Seconds, in a Handheld

The Z-300 accomplishes what no other portable analyzer has done. It’s a handheld analyzer that measures every element in the periodic table of the elements – from H to U. The Z-300 uses the same laser as the Z-200, but with an extended spectrometer range from 190 nm out to 950 nm. The extended range allows emission lines from elements H, F, N, O, Br, Cl, Rb, Cs and S to be measured. These lines cannot be measured with the Z-200. The Z-300 also measures a more sensitive line for lithium to achieve limits of detection in the 2-5 ppm range. The Z-300 also measures a more sensitive, and interference-free line for potassium (K). The more traditional potassium lines have heavy iron interference, whereas the line used by the Z-300 is free of such interference. The Z is most widely used for mineral exploration including lithium in both hard rock and brines. It is also used in the forensics, authentication, archeology, oil/gas exploration areas due to the wide elemental range. Like the Z-200, the laser strike pattern, cleaning shots, spectrometer settings are all under user control. The analyzer includes advanced software for modifying all settings, comparing spectral data, and for generating quantitative calibration curves. The Z-300 features the same Android OS and intuitive App-driven software as all other SciAps models.

Analytical Range

One or more lines from all elements in periodic table

Spectrometer/Range

190 nm – 950 nm

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 print or email results seamlessly. And Visibility? The X features the latest 5″ Smartphone display for easy viewing in all lighting conditions. Integrated camera/video for sample viewing with all models.

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