Z-901 Analyzer

The Z-901 features an all-new ergonomic design, a 0.5 lb. weight reduction down to about 3.5 lbs. (1.6 kg), improved heat dissipation, and completely updated software and processing electronics.

Z-901 Series LIBS Analyzers
Range (nm)
Best Application
200 - 420
General alloy testing for scrap sorting, PMI/NDT or quality assurance. Does not measure carbon.
Z-901 CSi
190 - 260
Analyzes carbon and silicon only. The perfect complement to your XRF.
Z-901 Li
380 - 680
Purpose built for lithium in soils, ores and rocks.
Z-901 Be
200 - 420
Purpose built for beryllium measurements, generally paired with XRF to cover all 13 EPA Priority Pollutant elements. Handheld XRF cannot measure Be.
Factory calibrations do not include every element, but are provided for a set 15-20 elements depending on the application. Elements exclude unstable and radioactive elements. Detection limits vary greatly by element and sample type.

Why the CSi?

Many operators own one or more XRFs for PMI/NDT. It’s their preferred tool for high temp alloys, and for elements contributing to carbon equivalents (CE), residuals, and stainless steel grades: V, Mn, Cr, Ni, Cu, Nb, Mo. However, XRF does not measure carbon and therefore no carbon equivalents, no separation of L- and H-grade stainless, nor can you use the more forgiving low RE formula (Ni + Cu) < 0.15%. The CSi is the perfect tool for operators who own XRF and need the occasional carbon measurement. It delivers fast, reliable carbon results to complement XRF tests, at a lower cost than the full LIBS system for carbon plus alloys. And SciAps cloud-driven data merging and report generation bring it all together in one report.

The CSi shows multiple carbon and silicon measurements, and the average. Meets multi-test averaging protocols required by some refineries and pipeline operators.

SciAps breakthrough LIBS technology is now widely accepted for carbon testing.

It’s included in API 578 2nd Edition, it’s accepted at most every major refinery, and in use worldwide by fabricators, pipeline owner/operators, power plants and other users of carbon steels and L- and H-grade stainless.

Cloud-Based Integration of XRF and CSi Data

Two analyzers means twice the reporting hassle, right? No. SciAps offers a cloud-based data merge and reporting tool so you can quickly merge CSi and XRF data to produce reports combining carbon and silicon from the LIBS with metals analysis from the XRF. Are you using a different XRF brand? No problem – ask your supplier for the data structure of their data export and we’ll incorporate it into our SciAps Cloud package. The data structure generally follows an industry standard and doesn’t involve proprietary software.

The world’s only handheld that analyzes lithium in rocks, ores, and powders.

In use globally for lithium exploration projects, with no travel restrictions or licensing headaches.

Exacting elemental analysis

  • Factory calibrated for lithium in pegmatite, clays, and mica-schists, including relevant base elements in the 380 - 680 nm range.

  • Microanalysis capability with 100 um laser spot size. On-board Y stage for rastering laser to discrete locations for targeted analysis or averaging.

  • SciAps also offers the Z-903, containing a third spectrometer to extend the analytical range down to 190 nm for users testing brines for other elements, including boron, magnesium, calcium, and potassium.

Engineered for field and lab

SciAps LIBS series handheld analyzers, at just 3.87 lbs. (1.75 kg) with battery, have an internal camera for precise targeting of analysis locations; a macro camera for photo-documentation of samples, reading bar codes and QR codes; a patented “sample sensor” that allows Class 1 operation (subject to LSO approval); high-resolution, rear-facing display for easy viewing; rugged metal body for maximum durability; a narrow snout for difficult-to-access test locations; and user-replaceable argon that provides hundreds of tests at pennies per test. Pair with Profile Builder software for PC or tablet and achieve full bench top functionality.

Intuitive operations

Android operating system and app-based software assure quality testing by every operator. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, with GPS capability, allow users to print, email, and connect to virtually any information management system for real-time, full-featured reporting. Automatically merge XRF and LIBS tests with SciAps Cloud Services. Easily manage operations from anywhere.


3.87 lbs. (1.75 kg) with battery

Processing Electronics

ARM Quad Cortex -A53 1.2GHz memory: 2 GB LPDDR3, 16 GB eMMC

Calibration Check

316 stainless steel standard for automated calibration and wavelength scale validation.


10.75 x 2.375 x. 8.625 inches

Data Storage

Results storage: 32 GB SD card

Spectral Range

380 nm – 680 nm


3.5-inch high-brightness color touchscreen, readable in all conditions. Rear-facing display for easy results viewing

Drift Correction

On-board automated drift correction software with factory-provided or user-provided reference materials.

Sample Viewing

Integrated camera and laser target indicator for viewing sample before and during analysis provide proper sample alignment. Includes second “macro camera” for scanning QR or bar codes and for photo-documentation and report generation.


On-board rechargeable Li-ion battery, rechargeable inside device or with external charger, AC power.


CE, RoHS, USFDA registered. Class 3b laser. Sample sensor on board, allows for operation under Class 1 conditions subject to local LSO approval.

Laser Raster

On-board Y stage for rastering laser to discrete locations for targeted analysis or averaging.


Built on Google’s Android platform for real-time data exporting, including built-in Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth (BR/EDR+BLE), GPS and USB-C to connect to virtually any information management system.


Password protected. Multi-user support with configurable access settings.


SciAps proprietary Opti-Purge inert argon environment that improves spectral signal-to-noise ratio and performance in UV range.

Mining, Exploration, and Environmental Applications

LIBS complements handheld XRF because it is especially good at measuring low atomic number elements—including those too light for handheld XRF.

Lithium in rocks, ores, and powders.
Light elements in soils and ores, full suite including Li, Be, B, C, F and Na.
Total organic carbon in agricultural applications.
Beryllium in soil or other materials as an environmental contaminant.

More Applications

Forensics, Quality Control, Research, Education

The Z-900 Series features our desktop/tablet Profile Builder software package to add elements, create calibrations and apply advanced spectral processing.

Develop test methods for unique analytical or quality control needs.
Academic tool for researchers and students alike. LIBS does not require X-ray radiation or its accompanying regulations.
For forensics, small spot analysis (100 um) and Profile Builder software yield a powerful, highly versatile field analytical technique.

Get Both With ONEBOX

Pair any Z Series with our industry-leading XRF unit and get optimal analysis across every element in the periodic table and every sample type. Same batteries, cables, chargers and other accessories.

LIBS: Analyze elements XRF can’t test: Li, Be, B, C, F, Na and more. Improved performance on Mg, Ca, K compared to XRF. Microanalysis with 100 um laser spot size.  

XRF: Great for transition and heavy metals. Easy to use, especially on bulk, soil, and ore type materials.

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