Applications of Handheld XRF Analyzers

Applications of Handheld XRF

Scrap Metal Recycling 

Scrap metal recycling involves the recovery, sorting and processing of scrap metal, so that it can be introduced as a raw material in the production of new goods. Handheld XRF is fast and reliable method to sort valuable ferrous and non-ferrous metal scrap. It can also provide full chemical composition of scrap metal and detect unwanted or “tramp" elements in just a few seconds.
portable alloy analyzers

PMI and Alloy Analysis

When it comes to Positive Material Identification (PMI), Bruker provides a fast, easy and completely non-destructive analysis method for every metal component: XRF PMI guns, also called handheld alloy analyzers.

Whatever industry you are in, alloy component reliability, traceability, and safety are of the utmost importance. 

Soil being collected for analysis

On-Site Soil Analysis 

Portable XRF analyzers  have become the instrument of choice for soils analysis when characterizing, remediating and monitoring contaminated soil sites. With just 30-60 seconds per sample, fast, accurate data can be obtained in hours rather than weeks, ensuring that your project meets its deadline and does not go over budget.  XRF is nondestructive. Sampling density is the key factor in profiling contamination.
Fresh produce to be analyed

Food Safety Analysis 

Bruker’s portable XRF solutions offer multi-element analysis with off-the-shelf or customized methods to provide actionable results at any stage of the food production process – from the presence of required elemental nutrients to threats from elemental and metal contaminants.
XRF sulfur analyzer

Portable Sulfur Analyzers

Handheld/portable XRF for elemental analysis of fuels, oils and other petrochemicals.

Bruker’s portable sulfur analyzers are the tool of choice for quick screening of sulfur in aviation or maritime fuel oil (compliance with MARPOL regulations).

TRACER 5 mounted to tripod and lateral arm

Handheld XRF for Art and Archaeometry

Bruker has become the defacto choice for art and archaeometry applications, thanks to its capacity for completely non-destructive elemental identification. This lends itself to a wide variety of uses, such as investigating non-uniform samples, determining the provenance of a valued object, or obtaining elemental data for geochemical survey.
Rock characterization with portable mineral analyzers

Elemental Analysis of Minerals

Bruker’s portable and handheld XRF for minerals allows you to perform on-site real time element analysis of mineralogical and geological samples.

Bruker's Silicon Drift Detector (SDD) facilitates even faster analysis by taking only a few seconds to make a typical mineral analysis - this is five times faster than previous generations of analyzers.