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Handheld XRF Analyzer: for mobile materials analysis

Handheld XRF AnalyzerThe Quickshot XRF handheld analyzer using x-ray tube technology (non-isotope based) features software that is simple to navigate and offers real-time results on its touchscreen PDA.  When the user gets back to the laboratory, those results can easily be transferred to a desktop computer for long-term storage, analysis and report generation.

The lowest priced Handheld XRF analyzer available includes a software package, back-up batteries, durable carrying case, warranty and more.  It's not just a low-cost handheld option; it's a highly accurate and versatile system offering solutions for a number of portable testing needs.

One of the primary uses of the system is hazardous substance analysis and it exceeds the requirements of RoHS and CPSIA regulations with detection limits in parts-per-million (ppm) levels.  Second to regulatory screening is the "field portable xrf analyzers" capabilities in soil testing as it provides a solution for on-site detection of RCRA metals (and non-RCRA) of soil and sediment.  Handheld XRF rental options are available with 100% credit to purchase price.

Handheld XRF Video Demo   XRF Analyzer Information


  • No shape or size limit for samples; which can be in solid, liquid or powder form
  • Measurement Times: 10 to 300 seconds depending on variables
  • No isotopes utilized in this portable x-ray tube based system
  • X-Ray Source: 40 kV mini W-Target X-Ray Tube
  • Single Collimator of 6mm diameter (0.235 inches)
  • Element Range of Detection: Potassium (K) through Uranium (U)
  • HP iPAQ PDA Computer comes standard and is removable from unit
  • GPS Mapping Feature; can automatically save the location of a measurement
  • Data transfer technology 
    results download to desktop computer for long-term storage and report generation 
  • Light hand-held instrument; one of the lightest systems available
  • Multiple Filters with automatic adjust
  • Battery life of over five (5) hours; includes charger
    two batteries included with system at no additional charge
  • Laser-Light for sample alignment; insure accurate reading location
  • Carrying Case Included: rugged exterior with padded interior
  • Review Additional Features and Software Here
  • Rental Programs Available: weekly, monthly and customized long-term available


  • Hazardous Substance Detection:
    detection limits under ten parts-per-million (ppm) with high accuracy levels
    comply with various regulations - meets the needs of CPSIA screening and RoHS testing
  • Soil Testing (environmental, geological and mining)
    most popular for on-site determination of RCRA metals per EPA 6200
  • Precious Metal Assay:
    a growing solution for portable scrap jewelry purchasing; gold and other precious metals identified
  • Positive Material Identification: 
    alloy verification and steel grade identification

CONTACT QUICKSHOT XRF to learn more about the handheld system for your testing solution

NOTE ON XRF DISPOSAL: QSX Instruments can help to dispose of your working, or non-working, ED-XRF analyzer. 
We provide proper documentation to meet your requirements.
     Email us to learn more about disposing of an XRF.

Related Reading
     - XRF-Blog Entries: 
          - Handheld XRF Safety: holding a handheld analyzer
          - RoHS Testing? Compare handheld to desktop analyzers
          - cadmium testing with handheld x-ray fluorescence
     - Videos: instrument overview and demonstration