Agilent 4500 Portable FTIR

Agilent 4500 Series Portable FTIR Spectrometers

These portable analysers support at-site analysis of incoming materials and outgoing finished products in the chemical, food and polymer industries.

The Agilent 4500 series also enables proactive maintenance programs of high value equipment and machinery in construction and power production industries.

  • Compact, easy to use and rugged
  • Optics for reliability in non-lab environments
  • Innovative sampling interfaces

Fit-for-purpose software provides answers for liquid and solid samples at the sample site.

How to Apply the Agilent 4500

Alloy / Coatings / Environmental/ Mineral Analysis / Mining and Exploration/ Construction / Forensics

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Agilent 4300 Handheld FTIR

The first of its kind, the Agilent 4300 Handheld FTIR analyser combines lightweight ergonomics, ease of use, ruggedness and flexibility in one system.

Ideal for field use and situations away from a laboratory, the unit comes with easy-to-use custom software to enable users at all experience levels to measure without damaging or removing the sample.

  • Weighs in at approximately 2kg.
  • Nondestructive measurement with immediate, at-site results.
  • An ultra-short internal optical path yields better results.
  • Interchangeable interfaces handle all types of materials.

How to Apply the Agilent 4300

Polymers and Coatings / Soil Science / Elemental and Mineral Analysis / Mining and Exploration

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LabSpec NIR Spectrometers

Analytical Spectral Devices (ASD) – NIR

Portable, laboratory-grade instrumentation for fast-moving environments, LabSpec performs rapid, non-destructive qualitative and quantitative materials analysis using state-of-the-art NIR technology.

With options in Standard-Res, High-Res and Benchtop analysers, these spectrometers are optimised for rapid analysis, providing instant results with no sample preparation.

  • Evaluate hundreds of samples per day
  • Real-time identification of liquid and solid spectral characteristics
  • Measure multiple properties simultaneously
  • Compatible with ASD sampling accessories

How to Apply LabSpec NIR instrumentation

Forestry / Pharmaceutical / Raw Material Analysis / Quality Control / Agriculture / Consumer Products

Speak to PAS for expert advice on the ASD LabSpec model best suited to your application.

QualitySpecⓇ 7000 Spectrometer

QualitySpec 7000 Spectrometers

Analytical Spectral Devices (ASD) – NIR

The ASD QualitySpec® 7000 is designed for continuous measurement of process materials transported via conveyance systems, such as solids, powders and blended materials.

A compact optical head mount over the conveyor, using a consistent quartz-halogen light source, delivers full-range instantaneous measurements. All data is communicated via high-speed Ethernet with simple data integration.

  • Over-the-conveyor materials analysis
  • Qualitative or quantitative data
  • Rapid, reliable non-contact results
  • Integrated temperature control to maintain consistency of conditions
  • Durable in any process environment

How to Apply the QualitySpec analyser

Industrial / NDT / Materials Analysis / Forestry /Oil Analysis / Mineral Processing

Speak to PAS to find the ASD QualitySpec model best suited to your application.

FieldSpec NIR Spectrometers

FieldSPEC  Spectrometers

Analytical Spectral Devices (ASD)


The Gold Standard in Field Spectroradiometers

ASD FieldSpec® line of full-range spectroradiometers deliver the fastest and most accurate spectral field measurements available with excellent performance, signal and integration speeds.

The FieldSpec range has been designed around the specific needs of researchers when collecting spectral measurements in the field. Long-range wireless increases collection coverage potential from a stationary base. Superior signal throughput, signal-to-noise, and radiometric performance regardless of atmospheric conditions.

All ASD FieldSpec spectrometers and spectroradiometers provide 3 nm spectral resolution in the VNIR (350 nm – 1000 nm) range. Four spectral resolution options are available for the SWIR (1001 nm – 2500 nm) range – Hi-Res NG, Hi-Res, Std-Res, Wide-Res.Full range (350 – 2500 nm)

  • Comprehensive options for UV/Vis/NIR/SWIR field requirements
  • Faster integration speed facilitates more measurements in a limited solar collection time window
  • Permanent fibre-optic cable design reduces the risk of signal loss
  • Pro-pack backpack easily allows field portability with the FieldSpec 4 product line

Key Applications for the FieldSpec range

Geological / Remote Sensing / Ground Truthing / Defence / Agriculture / Environmental 

Speak to PAS to find the ASD FieldSpec model best suited to your application.

A spectrometer for every occasion

The ASD FieldSpec 4 leaves the factory floor calibrated as a spectroradiometer, ready for precise radiance and irradiance measurements, but is equally suited for use as a spectrometer for accurate contact or stand-off reflectance analysis with a wide range of standard accessories.

All ASD FieldSpec spectrometers and spectroradiometers provide 3 nm spectral resolution in the VNIR (350 nm – 1000 nm) range. Four spectral resolution options are available for the SWIR (1001 nm – 2500 nm) range.

  • The enhanced 6 nm SWIR spectral resolution of the ASD FieldSpec 4 Hi-Res NG spectroradiometer provides both the sampling interval (bandwidth) and the spectral resolution to support accurate calibration and image classification analysis with the next generation high spectral resolution hyperspectral sensors.
  • With 8 nm SWIR spectral resolution the ASD FieldSpec 4 Hi-Res spectroradiometer is the instrument of choice for geological studies and atmospheric research.
  • The ASD FieldSpec 4 Standard-Res spectroradiometer, with 10 nm SWIR resolution is perfectly suited for characterizing spectral features with a resolution of 10 nm to 50 nm, which covers the technical requirements of most field researchers. The ASD FieldSpec 4 Standard-Res spectroradiometer has long been the industry’s go-to workhorse instrument for trusted field spectroscopy and the scope of potential applications is broad.
  • Because of its wide optical slit the ASD FieldSpec 4 Wide–Res spectroradiometer provides the highest signal throughput and offers the best signal to noise performance of any ASD FieldSpec model. These high throughput characteristics also benefit field measurements taken in less than optimal illumination conditions.
  • The 30 nm SWIR resolution of the ASD FieldSpec 4 Wide-Res spectroradiometer makes it an ideal fit for applications such as vegetation analysis and vegetation indices that are characterized by broad spectral features. This instrument is also available at a significantly lower price point than other ASD FieldSpec models, which makes it an attractive option when budgets are tight.
ASD Fieldspec 4 spectrometer

TerraSpec Halo

TerraSpec Halo

Analytical Spectral Devices (ASD) NIR

The TerraSpec Halo mineral identifier is the world’s only hand-held full-range NIR spectrometer, measuring the visible and shortwave infrared regions (350-2500 nm).

With a push of a button, the TerraSpec Halo delivers results in seconds; a rapid method to identify minerals and decrease associated exploration costs. Onscreen results are delivered via a proprietary mineral prediction software program gathering data from a vast mineral library obtained from some of the world’s top mineral databases.

Optimised for the demands of of its users.

  • Weighs 2.0kg without battery
  • Multiple languages
  • Onboard GPS and audio recorder
  • Customisable deposit reference library
  • Multi-mineral results and scalars


Spectral Range (nm)350-2500
Spectral Resolution3 nm @ 700 nm
9.8 nm @ 1400 nm
8.1 nm @ 2100 nm
Height x Width x Depthcm: 31 x 10 x 30
in: 12.3 x 4.0 x 11.7
Weight with battery2.5 kg
5.5 lbs
Weight without battery2.0 kg
4.3 lbs

Key Applications for TerraSpec Halo

Mining and Exploration / Geothermal / Mining Production

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TerraSpec 4

TerraSpec NIR Spectrometers

Analytical Spectral Devices (ASD) NIR

Recognized as the de facto technology for mineralogical analysis, the rugged, portable ASD TerraSpec mineral spectrometers are trusted by top geologists for performing fast, precise geological exploration, using full-range near infrared technology.

The TerraSpec 4 Standard-Res mining analyser is ideal for a range of mining production measurement applications, including heap leach optimization, ore sorting, agglomeration optimization, and floatation ore feed control.

The TerraSpec 4 High-Res analyser with 6nm resolution enables you to determine the viability of mineral exploration targets quickly and precisely.  Enhanced optics provide even higher quality spectral results. This improved data quality of the TerraSpec High-Res analyser allows for accurate assessment of low-concentration and low-reflectance minerals.

  • High-res and standard-res options
  • Non-destructive, reliable analysis
  • Portable and built for endurance
  • Unparalleled alteration mineral analysis
  • Rapid key mineral identification

Key Applications for TerraSpec 4 Analysers

Mine Ore Analysis / Mining Production Measurement

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Niton™ DXL Analyser

Thermo Fisher Scientific – Portable Bench top XRF

Niton gold spectrometers quickly provide the exact karat weight and percentages of all elements within an item – easily identifying non-standard, under-karated, and even advanced counterfeit gold with fire assay-comparable accuracy.

Thermo Scientific Niton DXL precious metal Analyser

Be absolutely sure of the value of the precious metals you buy and sell with a fast, simple non-destructive solution for gold analysis. Quickly distinguish between gold plating and solid gold and determine the accurate karat (K) weight of gold jewelry with the Thermo Scientific™ Niton™ DXL Precious Metal Analyser.


  • Fast and accurate

  • Handles small pieces or multiple items simultaneously.

  • Non-destructive and simple to operate.

With an innovative colour touch-screen display and touch-screen keyboard, the DXL analyses precious metals with speed and accuracy. Its features include an improved intuitive interface, CCD Camera, large sample chamber with a back window for customer view and an optional small spot for the isolation of small components.

Man pressing test button on Niton DXL precious metal analyser
Man measuring the content of gold and precious metals

Key Applications for Niton DXL

Gold Buying / Jewellers / Secondhand Dealers / Collectors

  • Simultaneously measure the content of all gold and precious metals without manually changing your calibration based on the metal you’re analysing 
  • Precisely determine the presence and concentration of other trace alloying elements including lead
  • Eliminate the toxicity associated with nitric acid test methods
  • Capture images and focus in on small areas using our integrated cameral and small spot feature (depends on model).

Contact PAS for expert guidance about the Thermo Fisher Niton DXL.


Niton™ XL3 Analyser

Thermo Fisher Scientific – Portable Handheld XRF

Niton™ XL3 Analyser Handheld

The Niton XL3 is an advanced Portable XRF analyser (PXRF) with sophisticated models designed for specific industry applications. A tilting, color, touch-screen display allows easy viewing of sample results under any condition.

The optional integrated camera allows users to locate, view, and store the analysis image and the test results for later reference.

The handheld Niton XL3t GOLDD+ for light element (Mg-S) analysis offers the lowest limits of detection and fastest measurement times.

  • Integrated GPS on some models
  • Rapid accurate decisions on-site
  • Low limits of detection
  • Optimisation for light elements in some models

Key Applications for the Niton XL3

Geochemical / Mining and Exploration / Manufacturing / Engineering / PMI / Scrap Metal Recycling

Speak to PAS for expert guidance about which Thermo Fisher Niton XL3 best suits your application and particular conditions.

Niton™XL2 Plus

Niton XL2 Analyser

Thermo Fisher Scientific – XRF

Niton XL2 Analyser

Thermo Fisher Scientific – XRF



xl2 Plus Powerful Handheld instrument that identifies metal alloys and mineral ores

The Niton XL2 Plus is a tough, powerful, handheld instrument for identifying metal alloys and mineral ores easily in the field.

The XL2 Plus is the latest in the XL2 product range of X-Ray fluorescence analysers. There are two models: XL2 980 Plus is calibrated for metals, and XL2 950 Plus for mining.

The XL2 Plus can identify Niobium in Titanium alloys down to 200 ppm and more generally, elements from Magnesium to Uranium, down to 20 ppm in some common alloys.

  • Verification of metals and alloys in manufacturing operations
  • Quality Assurance testing for positive material identification
  • Point-and-shoot sorting at scrap recycling operations
  • Precious metal assay of bullion and jewellery 
The XL2 Plus easy in-field identification of metal alloys and mineral ores
Niton XL2 Plus 1 analysing metal alloys
Niton XL2 Interface
Features & Benefits:
  • IP Certified (Splash/ Dust Proof)
  • Detector ProGuard Protection
  • 2W X-Ray Tube
  • Silicon Drift Detector 
  • Micro Camera
  • Hot Swap Battery
  • Touch Screen and Directional Keys
  • Password Protected Security
  • Nose Cone Alignment Guides

Niton XL2 Analyser

Get fast, accurate analysis for manufacturing quality assurance with the Niton XL2 Analyser.

With four models in the range, the XL2 Analyser provides immediate, nondestructive elemental analysis for a wide range of applications including scrap metal identification, mining and exploration, and lead screening for consumer and electronic goods.

It can detect  alloy materials from titanium to nickel as well as tramp and trace element analysis. The XL2’s standard analytical range spans up to 30 elements from sulphur to uranium.

Lightweight, rugged handheld Niton XL2 Analysers is built for the harsh conditions it will face:

  • Sealed against moisture and dust.
  • Ergonomically designed.
  • Daylight-readable icons on colour, touch-screen display.

Key Applications for the Niton XL2

General Metal / Gold / Ore / Lead Contamination / RoHS / Alloy / Mine Management / Waste / Hazmat

Speak to PAS for expert guidance about which Thermo Fisher Niton XL2 best suits your application and particular conditions.

Niton XL2 In Field -2 elemental analysis
Man testing gold and precious metals with handheld XL2 analyser
Niton XL2 - In Field general metal analysis