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Gold & Other Precious Metal Testing Machines

Buying or selling precious metals such as gold?

With the volatility and high cost of gold and other precious metals, you can’t afford to waste time or incur mistakes with conventional testing methods when valuing items being purchased, sold, or recycled. 

PAS has the most efficient, accurate, and affordable solution for you, whether you’re testing jewellery, alluvial gold, bullion, or furnace samples.

PAS is an accredited supplier of the Niton XL2 and DXL Precious Metals Analysers. We provide expertise at every stage of the purchasing process, with training, compliance, factory back serviced, and product support.

How Niton™ Technology Will Transform Your Gold Testing

PXRF In The Field

Precious Metals Niton XRF™ Can Detect

“PAS brings you Niton XRF solutions, which are advanced gold testing machines that can detect concentrations for 21 different elements and karat values in seconds, including the following precious metals:

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Niton™ DXL Precious Metal Analyser

The Thermo Scientific™ Niton DXL is a fast, simple method for analysing precious metals with its precious metal calibration it can detect a wide range of elements including: Au, Ag, Pt, Rh, Ru, Ir, Pd, Cu, Zn, Ni, Co, Fe. The Thermo Scientific™ Niton DXL is the perfect gold testing machine for fast and simple precious metal analysis.

You can also quickly distinguish between plating and solid metal with its AuDIT technology that detects both electrical signals from precious metals as well as thermal signatures associated specifically with each type of material making it easy enough even if you’re not an expert in this field.

Thermo Scientific Niton DXL precious metal Analyser
XL2 Precious Metal Analyser

Niton™ XL2 Precious Metal Analyser

The Thermo Scientific™ Niton XL2 XRF Precious Metal Analyser is a fast, accurate and non-destructive solution for testing the purity and chemistry of all precious metals. It can quickly detect gold plating and counterfeit, giving you the exact elemental composition of jewellery so that your transactions are guaranteed to be authentic.

Niton XRF™ In The Mining Industry

Mining is the largest contributing sector to the Australian economy.  Learn more about why mining in Australia is so popular here.

Precision and care are required when testing precious metals to ensure appropriate pricing, customer confidence, and dealer reliability. To do this, you need a device that gives you accurate, real-time results without destroying your samples. 

With the use of Niton XRF, you will have a highly accurate purity analysis for on-the-spot sorting and valuation of 21 different elements.

Furthermore, because of the value of these metals, it is also vital that any test performed is non-destructive so that material doesn’t get lost during the testing process. When utilising XRF technology, analysis is not only fast and non-destructive but it also requires minimal to no sample preparation.

PXRF tool to determine geochemistry
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Precious Metals