Founded 20 years ago, Thermo Scientific NITON Analyzers is the world’s leading producer of portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers, with over 12,000 units installed worldwide. NITON has headquarters in Billerica, Massachusetts with offices in Rhode Island and Oregon; Munich, Germany; Shanghai, China; and Hong Kong.
Company sales have grown over 100 times since NITON introduced the first handheld XRF analyzers in 1994. Since that time Thermo Scientific NITON Analyzers has developed the first environmentally–sealed portable XRF instruments; the first portable XRF instruments with miniature x-ray tube sources; the first portable XRF instruments with light–element analysis capability; and the first portable XRF instruments with small–spot analysis capability. The company has been awarded numerous patents and has received many honors and awards, including multiple R&D 100 Awards.
NITON handheld XRF instruments provide users with rapid, reliable, nondestructive, on–site sample analysis. They are used for identification and analysis of metal alloys; compliance testing for RoHS, WEEE and ELV regulations; mineral exploration and mining; environmental site assessment, monitoring and clearance testing; lead-based paint testing; catalyst recycling; coating thickness testing; forensic analysis; and other applications. NITON is committed to making the highest performance, easiest to use, most economical handheld analyzers in the world; to giving our customers tools that help them work more productively than ever before; and to enabling them to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.