SciAps X-505 XRF Analyzer

The SciAps X-505 is the smallest, lightest weight handheld xray analyzer ever made. In terms of speed, it is second only to the X-550. Weighing in at 2.8 lbs. with the battery, it delivers the small size, blazing speed and high precision of the SciAps X Series in a perfectly balanced device. It’s fast on all alloys, including aluminums. With its state-of-the-art design and excellent heat handling, the X-505 can run all day long, even in the hottest climates, without requiring down time due to overheating.

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The X-505 has several application: NDT-PMI, scrap processing, mining, environmental soil, R0HS applications and general analytical.


Delivers PMI for most alloys in 1 second with excellent precision

The vast majority of PMI work is for common stainless, Cr-Mo steels, low alloy steels and high temperature alloys such as nickel, titanium, and cobalt based alloys, superalloys and specialty alloys such as tungsten carbides, tin-lead solders, zirconium alloys and many more. The X-505 verifies grade and chemistry in 1-2 seconds with excellent precision.


Measure Ni, Cr and Cu content down to 0.01-0.02% to verify the sum of the three elements is less than 0.15%. And also meet the latest requirements that V and Nb both be < 0.02%.

Sulfidic corrosion

Combined with highly optimal internal geometry, the X-505 measures silicon in steels below 0.1% for sulfidic corrosion applications.

Scrap Processing

A major advancement for aluminum alloy sorting. The historic weakness of X-ray has been aluminum alloy sorting. This is because most X-ray guns are poor at measuring magnesium (Mg), and Mg analysis is critical to correctly sorting aluminum alloys. The X-505 was designed for optimal sensitivity to Mg, and therefore silicon (Si). The result is an analyzer that offers accurate sorting of the many complex grades of aluminum alloys.  See our Guide to Aluminum Alloy Sorting

Great on high temp alloys and precious metals.

 Like most XRFs, the -505 provides fast, precise chemistry on the wide array of high temperature alloys, stainless, red metals and precious metals.

Tramp Elements

Scrap processing has moved beyond just grade sorting. Many consumers now demand analysis on tramp or residual elements in common steel, nickel and copper alloys. The X-505 is optimized for low detection limits on common tramp elements, including Cr, Ni, Cu, V, Nb, Mo in steels, Pb and Bi in nickel alloys, and various undesired elements in copper alloys.

Connectivity and Android

The X Series is built on Google’s Android platform for real time data exporting. The user interface has the feel of a smartphone with results easily viewed on a vibrant display and reversible light/dark for all lighting conditions. Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and USB mean that users can print and email from the X and connect to virtually any information management system for efficient test data and reporting.

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