Thermo Scientific Niton Analyzers

Thermo Fisher Scientific introduces new Thermo Scientific Niton XRF GOLDD analyzers for scrap metal sorting


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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, is pleased to announce the launch of the Niton® XL2 GOLDD™ Series handheld x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer ( The company also introduced the enhanced Niton XL3t GOLDD+ Series, which offers the ultimate performance and features for scrap sorting. The instruments of choice in elemental analysis solutions for the metals recycling industry, Thermo Scientific Niton analyzers quickly and accurately determine alloy grade and chemistry of metal alloy scrap. Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world’s leading manufacturer of handheld x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers.

Thermo Scientific geometrically optimized large area drift detector (GOLDD) technology delivers faster measurement times and lower detection limits – as much as 10-times faster than conventional Si-PIN detectors and up to three-times more precise than conventional smaller silicon drift detectors (SDD). This innovative technology also allows light element analysis of magnesium (Mg), aluminum (Al), silicon (Si), phosphorus (P) and sulfur (S) without helium purge or vacuum assist. When joined with advanced Thermo Scientific Niton analyzer proprietary electronics, new levels of analytical capabilities can be realized by customers around the world.

“With the launch of the Niton XL2 GOLDD and enhanced Niton XL3t GOLDD+, we now offer scrap recyclers a range of products are that engineered from the ground up to deliver new levels of productivity and analytical capability to today’s metal recycling industry,” said Bob Wopperer, director of marketing and business development for Thermo Scientific Niton Analyzers.
Wopperer continued, “Our Thermo Scientific Niton XRF alloy analyzers are known around the world for scrap metal sorting and unmatched accuracy in grade identification. Thousands of our instruments are at work sorting and grading alloys on six continents, in yards ranging from top-tier alloy processors to smaller-sized independents and regional recyclers. What’s more, these alloy analyzers allow users to perform more than 1,000 readings in an 8-hour shift – from trace level analysis to pure metals and everything in between.”

GOLDD Technology
Whether users choose the performance-leading Niton XL2 GOLDD or the Niton XL3t GOLDD+, the ultimate choice in features plus performance, they will benefit from the ability to rapidly analyze nearly every element of interest in virtually all types of metal alloys, including light element performance for sorting aluminum (Al), titanium (Ti), bronze, zinc (Zn), superalloys and specialty steels.

  • Niton XL2 GOLDD analyzers have a 45kV, 100 μA x-ray tube and are lightweight yet ruggedly built to withstand severe environments. Ergonomically designed and featuring daylight readable icons, the Niton XL2 GOLDD incorporates customizable menus for ease of use, multi-language options and a standard analytical range of more than 30 elements from magnesium to uranium. It is the ideal instrument to get rapid results for tramp and trace element analysis.
  • Niton XL3t GOLDD+ analyzers with their 50kV, 200 μA x-ray tubes and tilting, color, touch-screen display deliver lab-quality analysis on almost any alloy grade and provide the highest sensitivity and measurement accuracy along with the shortest possible testing times. Further, for ultra-low Mg analysis, there is a helium purge option.

A Family of Thermo Scientific Niton XRF Analyzers
Handheld, award-winning Niton XL2 Series and Niton XL3 Series XRF analyzers are purpose-built for taking measurements anywhere, anytime, with accurate results available in seconds, saving significant expense in comparison to traditional laboratory testing. These easy-to-use, nondestructive instruments provide integrated storage of all test results, which are completely tamperproof. Multiple communication options are incorporated, including Bluetooth* wireless and USB communications.

They also come standard with Thermo Scientific Niton Data Transfer (NDT©) software, a suite of data management utilities that allows users to set operator permissions, print certificates of analysis to document results, export data into standard formats (*.csv or MS Excel), or operate the analyzer remotely from a PC. The NDT file format preserves and protects the original data from each sample analysis, ensuring that this data is not unintentionally or intentionally compromised.

Thermo Fisher customers are served through corporate resources and a dedicated network of more than 70 distributors and 30 factory-trained service centers around the world to provide the most effective customer service possible.

Thermo Scientific Niton analyzers are available in a range of configurations and with an assortment of optional features and accessories to suit a wide variety of analytical needs.

* Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

Thermo Scientific is part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With revenues of more than $10 billion, we have approximately 35,000 employees and serve customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as in environmental and process control industries. We create value for our key stakeholders through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, which offer a unique combination of continuous technology development and the most convenient purchasing options. Our products and services help accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, and solve analytical challenges ranging from complex research to routine testing to field applications. Visit

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