Niton™ XL5 Plus Handheld XRF Analyzer

Confidently perform elemental analysis with the Thermo Scientific™ Niton™ XL5 Plus handheld XRF analyzer; it delivers unprecedented performance even for lightweight elements.


  • 5W X-ray tube
  • Proprietary large area drift detector for light element detection (Mg, Al, Si, P, S)
  • Lightweight design (2.8 lbs/ 1.3 kg)
  • Miniaturized nose
  • WiFi enabled
Brand: Thermo Scientific™

Product Overview


Identify pure metals and alloys, detect tramp elements, or obtain geochemical data. Industrial businesses rely on the Niton XL5 Plus analyzer for more than just low detection limits. It generates fast results and offers great versatility such as the ability to scan a broad range of materials with a single analyzer.


  • 5W X-ray tube
  • Proprietary large area drift detector for light element detection (Mg, Al, Si, P, S)
  • Lightweight design (2.8 lbs/ 1.3 kg)
  • Miniaturized nose
  • WiFi enabled
  • Macro and micro cameras
  • Hot swap battery
  • Tilting, color touchscreen
  • Directional keys
  • Password protected security
  • IP54 certified (splash/dust proof)
  • Verification of metals and alloys in manufacturing operations
  • Non-destructive field inspections for positive material identification
  • Point-and-shoot sorting at scrap recycling operations
  • Coating thickness measurements for single or binary metal layers
  • Precious metal assay of bullion and jewelry
  • Real-time geochemical analysis for mining exploration
  • On-site heavy metal screening of polluted soils
  • Screening of hazardous substances in consumer goods
  • Custom applications on demand


Data Storage 512 MB internal system memory / 16 GB industrial grade storage; Stores approximately 130,000 readings with spectra (fewer if macro and micro images are saved)
Data Transfer WiFi, USB-c
Description Niton XL5 Plus Handheld XRF Analyzer
Detector Type High count rate, high resolution, extra large area silicon drift detector (1μm graphene window). Detector ProGuard protection included.
Display Type Tilting, color, resistive touchscreen display
Optional Accessories Portable test stand
Mini test stand
Backscatter shield
Hotwork stand off
Soil guard
Belt holster
Bluetooth printer
Power Consumption 12V lithium-ion battery, or 12V DC, 3A, 3.6W power supply. Hot swap functionality keeps analyzer powered during battery replacements.
Security Features Password-protected user security
Standard Accessories Locking shielded carrying case
Two (2) lithium-ion battery packs
One (1) 110/220 VAC battery charger/AC adaptor
Check samples
Safety lanyard
PC connection cable (USB)
System Details Built-in standardization and health check verify system integrity and operating conditions
Weight (English) 2.8 lb. with battery
Weight (Metric) 1.3 kg with battery
Data Entry Touchscreen keyboard
User customizable data entry
Optional wireless remote barcode reader
Licensing Varies by region. Contact your local distributor.
Dimensions (L x W x H) 9.54 x 8.19 x 2.67 in. (24.23 x 20.8 x 6.78 cm)
Languages English, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, German, Korean, French, Turkish, Italian
X-Ray Source Type X-ray tube: Ag anode (6-50kV, 0-500uA, 5W max)
Filter: Six (6) position filter wheel for enhanced spectral range coverage
Current: Dynamically adjustable current for optimal sensitivity on every analysis
Spot Size Standard: 8mm collimation
Optional: 3mm small-spot collimation
Libraries Default alloy libraries based on SAE, AISI, ASTM, AA, DIN, GB standards. Users may create, clone and edit libraries.
Operating Environment Temperature: 0°C to 50°C (external fan recommended when ambient temperature is greater than 33°C)
Humidity: 10% to 90% relative humidity non-condensing
Software Support software: NitonConnect PC software
Global Positioning System Internal GPS and optional external GPS (via Bluetooth) GPS data included with sample information.
Operating System Linux
Certifications/Compliance CE, RoHS, FCC, Industry Canada, Safety to IEC 61010-1:2010

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