X-50 XRF Analyzer

The “classic” model for many applications at a great value.

The totally reengineered X-50 is the highest performing XRF on the market that features a cost effective SDD detector. A little beefier than SciAps sleeker models, this value-priced XRF still offers best-in-class analytical performance and speed for its detector platform, operating at rates 2X or higher than other brands. SciAps powerful, miniaturized X-ray tube combined with highly advanced internal geometry yields fast, precise results.

The X-50 is great for basic analysis of transition and heavy metals. For those who don’t need to measure Mg, Al, Si, S, or P, it’s the perfect choice. We’ve reengineered the classic detector technology with a new internal circuit board, new housing and metal components, up-to-date software and user interface, and full recalibration. And we’ve equipped it with more features, such as a built-in, high-resolution camera for sample viewing and a macro-camera for photo-documentation or 2D/3D barcode reading and storage.

X-Ray Tube: 40 kV, Rh anode (alloy) or 50kV anode (Geochem, Soil, others)

Detector Rate: 7 mm2 SDD, silicon drift detector, (active area), 170 eV resolution FWHM at 5.95 Mn K-alpha line

Metals & Alloys

Basic sorting of SS, high temps and red metals. Only sort Al alloys by MLC’s and 2000’s and 7000’s.

GeoChem & Soils

Geochemical applications available with element suites for environmental, pathfinder, exploration, and mining.

Standard Element Package

The standard element package for the X-50 is shown in the table below. Require other elements? Just ask! We add or substitute elements frequently for specific applications.

Beam 1 (40 kV)
Beam 2 (10 kV)
Beam 3 (50 kV)
Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Se, Sr, Rb, Zr, Nb, Mo, W, Ta, Au, Hg, Pb, Bi, U, Ag, Sn, Sb
S, K, Ca
Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Se, Sr, Rb, Zr, Mo, W, Tl, Hg, Pb, Bi, Ag, Cd, Sn, Sb
Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Se, Y, Zr, Nb, Mo, W, Ta, Hf, Re, Au, Pb, Bi, Ru, Pd, Ag, Cd, Sn, Sb
Precious Metals
Ti, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ga, W, Au, Ge, Ir, Pt, Au, Pb, Bi, Zr, Mo, Ru, Rh, Pd, Ag, Cd, In, Sn, Sb


3.1 lbs with battery

Excitation Source

4 W, 40kv Rh on alloys 50kv Au on other apps.


Fundamental parameters.


9.38in (238mm) x 11.15in (283mm) x 3.34in (84mm)


7 mm2 SDD, silicon drift detector, (active area), 170 eV resolution FWHMat 5.95 Mn K-alpha line.

Calibration Check

External 316 stainless check standard for calibration verification andenergy scale validation.


On board rechargeable Li-ion battery, rechargeable inside device or with external charger, AC power, hot-swap capability (60s max swap time).

X-Ray Filtering

Single primary beam filter for alloy, mining, precious metals. Multiple filters for soil, RoHS, car catalysts and some other apps.

Environmental Temp. Range

10°F to 130°F at 25% duty cycle.


3.5-inch(88.9mm) color capacitive touchscreen — 400 MHz Qualcomm Adreno 306 2D/3D graphics accelerator

Processing Electronics Host Processor

1.2 GHz quad ARM Cortex A53 64/32-bit; RAM: 2 GB LP-DDR3; Storage:16 GB eMMC (storage).


Password protected usage (user level) and internal settings (admin).

Comms/ Data Transfer

Wifi, Bluetooth, USB. Connectivity to most devices, including SciAps Profile Builder PC software.

Pulse Processor

12 bit with digitization rate of 80 MSPS 8K channel MCA USB 2.0 forhigh-speed data transfer to host processor. Digital filtering implementedin FPGA for high throughput pulse processing, 20 nS - 24 uS peakingtime.


CE, RoHS, USFDA registered, Canada RED Act.

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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