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SciAps X550 Handheld XRF Analyzer

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SciAps X550 Handheld XRF Analyzer

The SciAps X-550 sets a new performance standard for handheld XRF. Weighing 2.98 lbs. (1.3 kg) with the battery, it’s the lightest, fastest, most articulate X-ray gun ever made. It delivers the small size, blazing speed and high precision of the SciAps X Series in a perfectly balanced device. It’s fast on all alloys, including aluminums. The X-550 uses the industry’s most powerful X-ray tube, operating up to 3x the power in the Beam 2 setting compared to the SciAps X-505 and other handheld XRF analyzers. The unique geometry and tube power optimize performance for low atomic number measurement applications including sulfidic corrosion (low Si), phosphorus and sulfur, and aluminum alloys, as well as for residuals analysis per API 751 and 5L specifications.



Delivers PMI for most alloys in 1 second with excellent precision.

Some NDT-PMI applications require longer tests, or multiple beam tests. Our Android apps-based platform provides pre-configured, dedicated apps to make quality testing by every operator as easy as using a smartphone – including apps for residuals (API 751), sulfidic corrosion (API 939), API 5L and other testing.

Optimized for key PMI applications like Residuals and Sulfidic Corrosion.

For many PMI applications, fast tests are sufficient for verification of alloy grade and geochemistry. More complicated applications require longer test times or multi-beam operations (one beam optimized for transition and heavy metals; the other for low atomic number elements Mg, Si, Al, P and S). Dedicated apps ensure testing follows correct procedures, such as recommended test times and X-ray beam settings. For example, the Residuals app defaults to 15-second test times due to the need to measure Ni, Cr and Cu at <0.03% each (sum <0.15%) and Nb and V at <0.02%. The Sulfidic Corrosion app is preconfigured to require two-beam tests in order to measure Si down to 0.03% in steels.

Designed for NDT, PMI users to access hard-to-reach test locations and welds.

Perfectly balanced, light weight, and articulate, you can test all day long without fatigue. The narrow footprint permits total access to virtually any test location and weld.

Measure 0.1% Si in steels in <7 seconds! Sulfidic corrosion per API 939


Great on high temp alloys and precious metals.

Like most XRFs, the -550 provides fast, precise chemistry on the wide array of high temperature alloys, stainless, red metals and precious metals.  What’s different is the toughness of this metal-framed analyzer, that’s yet incredibly light weight (< 2.8 lbs.) and in perfect balance. Use it for sorting all day long without fatigue. The on-board cell phone camera (macro camera) allows for photo-documentation of materials tested, and the Bluetooth label printer provides instant hard copy labels with time/date stamp, grade ID and chemistry.

Featuring the Aluminum App: Sort all your Al alloys in 1-2 seconds.

If you’re a scrap processor, the one reason to buy the X-550 over the X-505 is the blazing speed and accuracy on aluminum alloys. The X-550 features our patent pending Aluminum App.  It sorts your aluminum alloys in 1-2 seconds, including those alloys that differ only by magnesium (Mg) content.  Grades that were either impossible to sort with other XRFs or take minutes of testing time, such as 3003/3004/3005, cast 356 and 357, and 2014/2024, are just a few examples. You can now sort many similar Al grades economically.

Contaminant Phosphorus & Sulfur.

The high powered X-ray tube in the X-550 provides fast analysis of phosphorus (P) in copper and P and sulfur (S) in steels and stainless, allowing you to economically upgrade your copper and ferrous material based on low P and S levels.  The X-550 is 3x faster on P and S than is the X-505 or competing XRFs. Faster testing times make upgrading material for low P and S more economical.

Tramp Elements.

Scrap processing has moved beyond just grade sorting. Many consumers now demand analysis on tramp or residual elements in common steel, nickel and copper alloys. The X-505 is optimized for low detection limits on common tramp elements, including Cr, Ni, Cu, V, Nb, Mo in steels, Pb and Bi in nickel alloys, and various undesired elements in copper alloys.

Sort your widest variety of Al alloys in 1-2 seconds! Put a STOP to your downgrades from mixing aluminum alloys that differ by Mg or Si.


Now available for exploration and ore grade control applications. The benefit of the X-550 for geochemistry is fastest possible analysis on low atomic number elements in ore/soil samples including Mg, P, S, Al, Si, Ca and K.

General Analytical

Do you have a unique analytical applications? The X-505 can be equipped with our Empirical App, allowing the user to set up unique beam conditions, define specific elements of interest and create custom calibrations. For analytical requirements outside the realm of alloys, ores and polymers, the X-505 plus Empirical App offers complete flexibility for unique or proprietary analytical requirements. .

Environmental Soil

The X-550 may be equipped with apps for elemental analysis of environmental soils. The analysis package includes the 8 RCRA metals and 11 of the 12 EPA priority pollutant metals.

RoHS Applications

The X-550 is available with our RoHS and Halogen-Free apps, offering fast, precise analysis of the RoHS elements Pb, Cd, Br, total Cr and Hg, plus Cl for halogen-free requirements.  The high powered tube in the X-550 provides faster Cl analysis compared to the X-505.


Weight : 2.8 lbs. with battery
Dimensions : 7.25” x 10.5” x 4.5”
Excitation Source : 40 kV, 200 uA Rh anode and 10kV, 500 uA for alloy testing,
                            50 kV, 200 uA Au anode for most other apps
Detector : 20 mm2 silicon drift detector (active area), 140 eV resolution
               FWHM at 5.95 Mn K-alpha line
Available Apps : Alloy, Geochem (Mining), Empirical, Environmental apps. New apps are added regularly, please check with company or website.
X-ray Filtering : 4 position filter wheel for beam optimization
Environmental Temperature Range : 10F to 130F at 25% duty cycle
Analytical Range : 32 elements standard, specific elements vary by app. Additional elements may be added upon user request. Precious metals app is 22 elements standard.
Processing Electronics and Host Processing : 1.2GHz ARM Cortex A53 64/32-bit, RAM 2GB LP-DDR3, Storage: 16 GB eMMC (storage)
Pulse Processor : 12 bit with digitization rate of 80 MSPS 8K channel MCA USB 2.0 for high-speed data transfer to host processor. Digital filtering implemented in FPGA for high throughput pulse processing 20 nS - 24 uS peaking time.
Power : On-board rechargeable Li-ion battery, rechargeable inside device or with external charger, AC power, hot-swap capability (60 s max swap time).
Display : 2.7-inch color capacitive touchscreen — 400 MHz Qualcomm Adreno 306
              2D/3D graphics accelerator
Comms/Data Transfer : Wifi, Bluetooth, USB connectivity to most devices, including SciAps ProfileBuilder PC software
Calibration : Fundamental parameters. For Geochem and Environmental Soil apps, users may also choose “Compton Normalization” method and/or use empirically derived calibrations.
Calibration Check : External 316 stainless check standard for calibration verification and energy scale validation.
Grade Library : Standard library contains 500+ grades, no practical size limit. Multiple libraries supported, grades may be added on analyzer or via PC software package (ProfileBuilder)
Security : Password protected usage (user level) and internal settings (admin)
Regulatory : CE, RoHS, USFDA registered, Canada RED Act


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SciAps X550 Handheld XRF Analyzer

SciAps X550 Handheld XRF Analyzer

Brand New in box SciAps X550 Handheld XRF Analyzer with warranty