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TRACER 5 family of portable XRF spectrometers

Handheld XRF for cutting-edge researchers

The TRACER 5 pXRF spectrometer; ideal for Methods Development, Research and Complex Materials.

Please visit the Technical Details page for specifications or contact our application scientists to discuss how the TRACER 5 can work for your application.

TRACER 5 is the high value in-situ pXRF performer synchronizing power, function, precision and accuracy for dynamic, field capable laboratory-like elemental analysis.

Complete user control

TRACER 5 User Input screen

The TRACER 5 allows complete user control of the excitation conditions. These can be developed using recommended settings in the software or user preferences.

  • Current
  • Voltage
  • Automated filter
  • Manual filter
  • Sample spot size
  • Vacuum, Helium or air


The TRACER 5 settings and measurements can be controlled on the handheld or with Artax™ advanced spectral analysis PC software, via WiFi or USB.

Matrix Matched Calibrations

EasyCal software

Users can also develop their own calibrations with EasyCal PC software for empirical correlations. These can be transferred to the TRACER 5 for point-and-shoot tests. Moreover, as the calibration is revised and improved, previously collected data can be recalculated with no need to remeasure samples.

Benefits at a glance:

In-Situ Untethered & Interactive

  • Integrated display embedded operating and analytical software
  • Relaxed Hand Grip™ strap for comfort and security
  • EasyAccess™ Rail for on-the-go accessories
  • Control, save and send with USB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

High Performance

  • SharpBeam™ geometry for minimized distance between sample and detector
  • Automated filter wheel AND/OR manual filter slot
  • Air, helium or vacuum capable
  • Most sensitive TRACER available

Fast, accurate spot positioning

  • Internal camera with adjustable LED for full view
  • Target area and reticle positioning for precision
  • Remote view projection for challenging objects
  • Confidence in analytical results

Applications & Materials:

TRACER pXRF analyzers serve a wide range of applications and material needs from everyday point-and-shoot testing to the ever-changing complexities of advanced applications and research. Please contact our scientists to discuss your application.

Whether it is in art conservation and archaeology, for teaching, in food safety and agriculture applications, for geochemistry or advanced materials, TRACERs can thoroughly and accurately analyze the elemental composition and identify standard or complex materials.

TRACERs can analyze multiple sample types, including liquids, slurries, powders, soils, sediment, sludge, cellulose, polymers, paper, solids, metals and alloys.


  • 8 um Be Window
  • Detects Na to U
  • Analyzes Mg to U
  • Ideal for art, archeology and advanced materials applications


  • 1 um Graphene Window
  • Detects F to U (with He atmosphere)
  • Analyses Na to U
  • Ideal for geosciences applications