Niton™ XL5 Handheld XRF Analyzer

Confidently perform elemental analysis with the Thermo Scientific™ Niton™ XL5 handheld XRF analyzer. When versatility, functionality and analytical performance are top of mind, industrial businesses rely on the Niton XL5 for fast results and low detection limits. Identify pure metals and alloys, detect tramp elements, or obtain geochemical data, the Niton XL5 provides operators the ability to scan a broad range of materials in one versatile analyzer.

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Product Information

Features & Benefits

  • 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


Analytical Range Mg-U (ultra low light element detection)
Available Analytical Modes General Metals, Precious Metals, Coatings, Mining, Soils, Electronic Alloys, Plastics, Industrial Lead in Paint, Spectral Fingerprint, TestAll™
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
Description Niton XL5 Handheld XRF Analyzer
Detector Type Proprietary large area drift detector
Display Type Tilting, color, resistive touchscreen display
Optional Accessories Thermo Scientific™ portable test stand
Thermo Scientific™ mini test stand
Thermo Scientific™ backscatter shield
Thermo Scientific™ hotwork stand off
Thermo Scientific™ soil guard
Belt holster
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 via automatic system check
Weight (English) 2.8 lbs 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)
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
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)
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
Bluetooth Supports print functionality, external GPS connectivity and barcode reader
Operating System Linux
Certifications/Compliance CE, RoHS, FCC, Industry Canada, Safety to IEC 61010-1:2010