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Discover the future of handheld XRF

When versatility, low limits of detection and high sample throughput are critical, industrial businesses rely on the handheld Thermo Fisher Scientific™ Niton™ XL5 XRF analyzer. Providing customers with solutions designed to meet their most demanding applications, the Niton XL5 analyzer maximizes performance and productivity for XRF analysis. Weighing an industry leading 2.8 pounds (1.3 kg), the Niton XL5 analyzer is the lightest and smallest handheld XRF analyzer available for elemental determination and alloy identification. Powered by a proprietary 5W x-ray tube, the Niton XL5 analyzer optimizes the geometry between the x-ray source, large area silicon drift detector, and the sample. Ultimately limits of detection (LODs) are improved and measurement times shortened, ensuring that you receive lab quality results every time

Increased productivity

The Niton XL5 analyzer is designed to work just as hard as you do. A miniaturized footprint and featherweight design reduce operator fatigue while increasing productivity. The analyzer’s compact geometry empowers users to reach tight spaces for critical measurements. Micro and macro cameras support sample positioning and collect full-scale sample imagery for better record keeping. An optional 3mm small spot collimator provides a zoomed in analysis for small areas.

Discover vivid new icons and an application interface that ease navigation and configuration. The Niton XL5 analyzer features a tilting, color touchscreen to empower viewing from multiple angles. Utilize swipe and touchscreen functionality, even with a gloved hand. Optional directional keys also provide added usability. The Niton XL5 analyzer meets your various analytical tasks in one versatile instrument. Available modes include: General Metals Mode, Soils  Mode, and Lead paint Mode COMING SOON

Smart technology

Intuitive, simplified software with customizable workflow solutions create a unique user experience engineered to meet your needs. The Niton XL5 analyzer offers unmatched flexibility with custom data field sets and user profiles. Define specific data captures, or generate operator permission sets. The Niton XL5 analyzer enables easy access to sample readings via wireless transfer to your network share. Using Thermo Fisher Scientific™ NitonConnect, control your device from the comfort of your computer, or opt to download sample readings. A streamlined interface eases access to scanning (Analyze), reviewing data (Data) and modifying device settings (Settings).

Key Features

  • Rapid results - Powered by a 5W x-ray tube, the Niton XL5 generates fast and accurate results. A dynamic current adjustment ensures optimum sensitivity for each measurement. Results are displayed in real time, enabling you to make faster decisions.
  • Analytical Performance - Designed to return lab quality results, the Niton XL5’s low limits of detection allow operators to scan a broad range of materials for diverse applications.
  • Functionality - Vivid new icons and an application interface ease navigation and configuration. Utilize swipe and touchscreen functionality, even with a gloved hand. Optional directional keys provide added usability. A micro and macro camera enable precise sample positioning and collect images for better record keeping. WiFi accessibility automatically transmits data from your device to PC.


  • Verification of metal alloys in manufacturing operations in Oil and Gas - The structural integrity of pipelines and plant assets is key for safety. Positive material identification (PMI) of piping material is critical where flow accelerated corrosion, or sulfidic corrosion, is a concern
  • Metal Fabricating - This growth market relies on XRF for nondestructive elemental analysis to ensure that no incorrect or out-of-specification metals, alloys, or metal coated and plated parts enter the manufacturing process
  • Environmental Remediation - The detection and remediation of environmental contaminants from industrial and mining operations is a global challenge. Collecting and analyzing thousands of samples on-site is a requirement for screening risk assessment and hazardous site modeling. Rapidly analyze soil samples in situ while providing information on heavy metal contaminates. Easily detect RCRA metals, priority pollutants and U.S. EPA target analytes with instant and legally-defensible results. Achieve instant results at a fraction of the time and cost of off-site laboratory testing.
  • On-site heavy metal screening of polluted soils
  • Lead Paint Analysis

Technical Specifications

Tube Ag anode (6-50kV, 500uA max, 5W max) Dynamically adjustable current for optimal sensitivity for every analysis
Detector Geometrically Optimized Large Area Drift Detector (GOLDD) Proprietary detector with up to 180,000 cps throughput Typical Resolution: 150 ev- 185 eV depending on shaping time used
Standard Alloy Analytical Range More than 30 common elements for rapid alloy identification Ultra-low light element detection
Modes Available General Metals, Lead Paint, and Soils
Display Tilting, color, touch-screen display
Data Transfer WiFi, USB. Data Storage Approximately 130,000 readings with spectra (fewer, if micro and macro images are saved)
Camera Integrated CCD Macro Camera for capturing overview images of parts and tagging measurement locations Integrated CCD Micro Camera for locating and recording measurement positions
Global Positioning GPS data included with sample information
Bluetooth Supports print functionality and external GPS connectivity
Standard Accessories Locking shielded carrying case, Two lithium-ion battery packs, 110/220 VAC battery charger/AC adaptor, PC connection cables (USB), NitonConnect PC software, Safety lanyard, Check samples
Compliance CE, RoHS, FCC, Industry Canada, Safety to IEC 61010-1:2010, IP54


  US Metric
Dimensions 9.54 x 8.19 x 2.67 in 242.56 x 208.17 x 67.9mm


  US Metric
Weight 2.8 lbs 1.3 kg