SciAps X-550 XRF Analyzer
The SciAps X-550 sets a new performance standard for handheld XRF. It is 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 is fast on all alloys, including aluminum. It is HUD-accepted for residential and commercial lead-based paint analysis and documented in the Performance Characteristic Sheet (PCS). The X-550 uses the industry’s most powerful X-ray tube. 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.
No radioactive isotopes: Greatly reduces the burden of owning and controlling radioactive materials and costly replacement.
Highest levels of accuracy: No substrate corrections, no inconclusive ranges or tests, even for action levels as low as 0.5 mg/cm2.
Fastest tests: Test in 2-6 seconds, and never lose speed over time. Quick Mode preferred for PCS types of testing, and Timed Mode for industrial lead paint testing. Delivers PMI for most alloys in 1-2 seconds with excellent precision.
The Cloud, Connectivity, and Android: Built on Google’s Android platform for real-time data exporting.
HUD-accepted for residential and commercial lead-based paint analysis
Mining and mineral analysis
Industrial lead analysis
|Weight||2.98 lbs. with battery|
|Dimensions||8.5” x 9.5” x 2.4”|
|Power||On board rechargeable Li-ion battery, rechargeable inside device or with external charger, AC power, hot-swap capability (60s 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.|
|Security||Password protected usage (user level) and internal settings (admin).|
|Regulatory||CE, RoHS, USFDA registered, Canada RED Act.|
|Excitation Source||5 W X-ray tube. Typical: 40 kV, 200 uA Rh or Au anode. Anode choice depends on what other apps users may want to add.|
|Detector||20 mm2 silicon drift detector (active area), 140 eV resolution FWHM at 5.95 Mn K-alpha line.|
|X-Ray Filtering||5 position filter wheel for beam optimization.|
|Processing Electronics and Host Processing||1.2GHz quad 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.|
|Environmental Temp. Range||10°F to 130°F at 25% duty cycle.|
|Calibration||Linear or quadratic lead calibration with absorption and depth corrections.|
|Calibration Check||External 316 stainless check standard for energy-scale calibration veriﬁcation. NIST 1.04 mg/cm2 lead paint standard on wooden substrate block for PCS calibration check standard, with other lead levels available for alternative action levels.|
|Analytical Range||32 elements standard, specific elements vary by app. Additional elements may be added upon user request.|
|Available Apps||Alloy, Geochem (Mining), Empirical, Environmental apps. Lead in paint app based on HUD-accepted PCS standard.|
|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).|