Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces New XRF Alloy Analyzer Features for the PMI Market

New Application Bulletin Highlights WeldSpot™ Small-Spot Focus and CamShot™ CCD Camera

Billerica, MA, (PresseBox) - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, announces the publication of a new Application Bulletin, which focuses on the verification of the critical chemistry of alloy weldments with handheld Thermo Scientific NITON® XL3 Series alloy analyzers. Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world s leading manufacturer of handheld x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers.

XL3 Series analyzers, long a standard in positive material identification (PMI) instrumentation, are now available with the WeldSpot, a selectable 3 mm small-spot feature and CamShot view, the first CCD camera and sample imaging system to be integrated into a handheld XRF analyzer for PMI. WeldSpot allows users to toggle between full area analysis and small sample areas. This on-board, one-touch, icon-selectable feature is always immediately available for use and is never lost. WeldSpot, when combined with CamShot, is ideal for positioning, analyzing and recording the analytical results of small weld areas and components something previously only achievable with benchtop XRF analyzers. The XL3t displays a picture of the tested area on the instrument screen and stores the image along with the analysis data for easy reference, data management and data integrity.

"Today, with the economic losses and potentially catastrophic consequences of mixed or incorrect materials, the reasons are more compelling than ever for testing every alloy material and weld both before use and during routine inspection of installed systems," said Jon Shein, global marketing director for Thermo Fisher Scientific s NITON® Analyzers business unit. "With WeldSpot and CamShot, we continue to provide PMI users with features that can help verify and document both base and filler materials, as well as verify weld dilution rates after welding."

The new Applications Bulletin highlights the ability of XL3 Series XRF analyzers to quickly and reliably provide nondestructive analysis of welds and welding materials.

About NITON Analyzers

The Thermo Scientific NITON XL3 Series incorporates 80 MHz real-time digital signal processing and dual state-of-the-art embedded processors for computation, data storage, communication and other functions. The x-ray tube-excited NITON XL3t features a 50 kV, 2-watt miniaturized xray tube with multiple multi-layer primary filters, providing optimized excitation for elements ranging from chlorine through the transuranic elements. XL3t Series units can also be equipped with optional small-spot sample analysis, which allows users to switch between 8 mm diameter and 3 mm diameter sample measurement areas for better isolation and analysis of individual small components.

The optional Helium Purge Light Element Analysis Package extends the analytical range of the NITON XL3t down to magnesium, while the patented Infiniton radioisotope source of the NITON XL3p offers the most economical lifecycle cost of any handheld XRF analyzer.

The XL3 Series also features wireless Bluetooth or USB data transfer and an optional integrated CCD camera that records a digital image of the test area along with each sample analysis for documentation. Further, the NITON XL3 Series offers the only fully integrated and environmentally sealed VIP tilting color touch-screen display for easy viewing of sample results in any position and under all lighting conditions. In addition, all NITON analyzers use thirdgeneration lithium-ion batteries, providing the longest usage cycle of any portable XRF analyzer.

The NITON XL3 Series comes with the NITON Data Transfer (NDT©) Software, a suite of data management utilities that allows users to produce certificates and reports and monitor or operate the instrument remotely from a PC or PDA. The NDT file format is encrypted to preserve and protect the data from each sample analysis, ensuring that this data is not unintentionally or intentionally compromised. This versatile software suite helps users document test results and ensures the quality and integrity of the data produced by the NITON XL3 Series analyzer.

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For more information on any of our products, or to schedule an on-site demonstration, contact your local NITON Analyzers representative or contact Thermo Scientific NITON Analyzers directly at (800) 875-1578 (toll-free US), +1 978 670-7460, by e-mail at or visit our website at

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With annual revenues of $10 billion, we have more than 30,000 employees and serve over 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as environmental and industrial process control settings. Serving customers through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, we help solve analytical challenges from routine testing to complex research and discovery. Thermo Scientific offers customers a complete range of high-end analytical instruments as well as laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents to enable integrated laboratory workflow solutions. Fisher Scientific provides a complete portfolio of laboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies and services used in healthcare, scientific research, safety and education. Together, we offer the most convenient purchasing options to customers and continuously advance our technologies to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, enhance value for customers and fuel growth for shareholders and employees alike. Visit

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