X-550 for Geochemistry

November 24, 2020

Introducing SciAps X-500 Series, handheld XRF for geochemistry


The SciAps X-550 is the new premium handheld XRF for the geochemistry industry. Weighing only 2.8 lbs. with battery, it's the lightest, fastest and most powerful handheld XRF on the market today.

The X-550 Advantage
  • Small and light! Only 2.8 lbs
  • Powerful X-ray tube
  • Fast and precise
  • Intuitive Android interface
  • Wi-fi, Bluetooth and GPS
  • Rugged and durable — designed to IP 54 specifications

XRF Rentals

X-550 handheld analyzer

Premium performance begins with the 5.5W X-ray tube, delivering best-in-class light element performance for ultra low detection limits of elements like Mg, Al, Si, P and S, while also packing enough power to achieve impressive precision on heavy elements like pathfinders Ag, Sn, Sb, and rare earth elements. Combined with the latest large area silicon drift detector technology and super tight X-ray geometry, the X-550 provides you with the best analytical performance with the shortest test times. And the new X-500 series software is more intuitive and capable than ever before – collect and interpret your data faster and make those critical decisions with confidence now!

Rugged? One of our X-550s just took a 35-foot fall—and was still testing! Now, that's the definition of durable.

GPS Enabled

Use any GIS software or the SciAps cloud to easily visualize the chemistry of your site to make better decisions, faster. Just connect the GPS and start testing. The X-550 provides you with fast, accurate chemistry, and GPS tags the data so you know exactly where your samples were collected to give you a more complete understanding of your site. It all happens automatically, so there’s no need to sync up notes or datasets later. With a GPS connection, you’ll be able to make the most of your time spent in the field.  

X-500 Series for Gold Pathfinders

Performance and Flexibility

Dedicated software apps and targeted factory-built calibrations allow you to get great results right out of the box for any geochemistry application. Want to maximize accuracy for specific projects? SciAps knows there is no one-size-fits-all calibration for the wide range of matrix types and mineralization styles. And our software gives you the tools to optimize your work flow, quickly and easily.

Profile Builder

Tune and customize your laser and X-ray calibrations to local geochemistry.

Profile Builder Opti-Cal walks you through the steps needed to make matrix-specific calibrations and seamlessly push them to your analyzer. Just create a new model, teach the software your calibration standards and shoot. Skip the complicated spreadsheets and hand-entering of user factors, and let Profile Builder do the work for you. You’ll be left with optimized calibration curves that will overcome any biases due to sample matrix effects.

View calibration curves and generate new ones, build highly customized models for your own elements of interest, overlay and compare mineral spectra, and more.

API Integration

Have an online application or using a laboratory management system? Contact us to learn how our API allows you to control the analyzer from within your system to streamline or automate workflows.[/text_output][text_output]

Perfect for integration into core-loggers - talk to us about a core-logger form factor and cloud data capture.

User Factors

Need a quick way to adjust a calibration while in the field? User Factors allow you to easily type in correction factors to bring your results in line without the need of an external computer.

SciAps Cloud Solutions

Subscriptions available starting in 2021: Get organized and backed up on the SciAps Cloud. Minimize time spent doing manual entry and data consolidation.

  • Online data library: View and store all of your data from drill core and mapping in one location — no need to store your data on multiple computers, or waste time retesting your samples.
  • Fleet management tools
  • Real-time data sharing: Let your geochemists review the data from analyzers anywhere in the world
  • Advanced plotting utilities, incl. SciAps Downhole Plots

SciAps automated cloud data merge

Handheld versatility with benchtop performance

For lab and field lab environments, the X-500 series mounted on the Test Stand can be operated through Profile Builder to create a benchtop analyzer, allowing you to crank through hundreds or even thousands of samples a day. The XRF test stand is designed for reliability, durability and safety, complete with interlocked lid for your protection and a super stable base to keep your samples positioned correctly regardless of what’s going on around you. Integrated fans to keep the analyzer cool even at the most extreme duty cycles and environments.

XRF Limits of Detection Geochemistry

See how SciAps geochemistry analyzers are working in the field.

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