There are a wide range of XRF analyzers available in the market, from smaller handhelds and benchtops up to the larger floor-standing systems. All these systems vary in functionality & performance, but all are developed to solve the elemental challenges users have. Although the perception is that handhelds are always the most economical solutions, there are portable benchtops available like the Epsilon 1, that meet similar budgets typically in the range of $25,000 to $50,000.
Portable XRF vs Handheld XRF; what offers me real value?
So, if benchtops are available for a similar price range as a handheld, what should be the decisive factor? Should you choose for the perception of easy zapping with an XRF gun to get a result? Or are there more aspects to consider when making the right decision? Key benefits of the portable Epsilon 1 over a handheld include:
Easily switch between different sample types and compositions
More stable and accurate measurement
Automatic correction to ambient temperature and pressure fluctuations
Reduce costs by eliminating unnecessary follow-up analysis
So how I do the choose the right solution for my challenge, and what budget should I reserve? Don't worry about this question - we have specialists all over the world available to discuss your samples and elemental challenges with you and advise what XRF spectrometers are able to solve your needs. To get in contact please click Contact Sales.