One of the most popular Bruker portable spectrometers is the S1 Titan handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyser which has replaced the well-regarded S1 Turbo SD LE handheld spectrometer and has many improved features. For example, the X-ray tube has become much more powerful, and the anode is made of the most suitable material – rhodium. Unlike silver or gold anodes, the rhodium anode allows you to increase power, achieve maximum accuracy in detection of light elements and increase the X-ray tube service life.
Another important factor for ensuring the best results is fast SDD, a special Silicon Drift Detector. In combination with the compact geometry of the X-ray tube and detector in relation to the specimen, it allows you to obtain high sensitivity, minimise X-ray absorption in the air and thereby ensure the best results, especially for light elements in metals and alloys. Software has also been improved, and now all portable spectrometers use a Linux-based operating system which has made it possible to increase the analytical signal processing speed and ensure stable communication with peripheral devices.
A unique feature of the S1 Titan is the special patented Titan detector shield protection system, which is included in the basic configuration of all S1 Titan analysers. The detector protection is installed at the manufacturing factory and does not affect the measurement results, including the results achieved for light elements in the analysis of metals and alloys. Such protection helps to protect the expensive detector from damage when performing routine tasks, especially when analysing the chemical composition of nails, bolts, nuts, studs, bars, wires, sharp articles, chips and other small articles of various shapes.
The S1 Titan spectrometers are presented in several configurations designed for various tasks, including handheld metal and alloy analysers.
The S1 Titan 200, S1 Titan 300 and S1 Titan 500 allow you to identify elements in the range from Ti and U with maximum speed and accuracy. Such handheld XRF analysers are widely used for metal and alloy sorting at factories in such spheres as processing of secondary metals and scrap, burden material sorting and precious metal detection. The S1 Titan 500 handheld metal analyser ensures almost immediate identification of not only steel or alloy grade and their chemical composition, but also of the composition of various non-ferrous metals, such as copper, zinc and nickel alloys, as well as determination of the rate of gold and silver in precious metals and much more.
The S1 Titan 600 is the most versatile handheld XRF analyser that allows detection of elements in the range from Mg to U. This spectrometer allows accurate analysis of aluminium and titanium alloys of complex composition, precious metals, geological materials, detection of heavy metals in consumer goods, cement industry materials (analysis of fluxes and lime), precious metals, liquids and electrolytes.
The S1 Titan can be equipped with a desktop stand, various special telescopic holders and a holster. The S1 Titian 600 manual spectrometer can also be equipped with a video camera for viewing the analysis area, which allows the software to automatically attach a photo of the analysis area to the measurement results report.
The S1 Titan 800 is the most versatile handheld XRF analyser (spectrometer) that has the largest set of components, and its standard configuration includes many options for a wide range of tasks. This spectrometer allows you to come up with an individual configuration for solving a specific task, and specialised software enables using it not only as a portable metal analyser, but also as a full-featured stationary device for solving particularly challenging problems.