The X-MET7500 handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer from Oxford Instruments is designed to analyze a variety of materials, including trace and light elements (from magnesium), without the need for helium purge or a vacuum pump. It is suited for positive material identification in metal industries; metal recycling and scrap sorting; gold and precious metals verification, including tramp elements in jewelry; ore exploration and on-site excavation control in mining processes; environmental screening of heavy metals in soils; screening for lead and other hazardous substances in paint, toys and other consumer goods; RoHS/WEEE/ELV compliance screening; treated wood recycling; and low-sulfur analysis in drywall.
The device is said to offer the same benefits as the company’s X-MET7000 analyzer with additional analytical capability. It also includes the company’s X-ray tube and silicon-drift detector. Both analyzers feature an intuitive and easy-to-read graphical user interface; large functional icons; a high-contrast, 4.3-inch Blanview transmissive LCD touchscreen for optimal outdoor viewing, even in direct sunlight. They also offer flexibility in data download reporting, and result screens and reports can be customized, such as to show only pass/fail messages.