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Niton

Founded more than 25 years ago, we are the world's leading producer of portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers, with over 35,000 units installed worldwide.  In addition to our headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, we maintain offices in  Munich, Germany and Hong Kong.

A culture of innovation and a distinguished history of breakthrough achievements have defined our instruments since we introduced the first handheld XRF analyzer in 1994.  Many "firsts" have followed, including the:

  • First use of miniaturized x-ray tubes in one-piece handheld analyzers
  • First and only isotope-based handheld XRF analyzer that never requires source replacement
  • First handheld analyzer equipped with an He purge for direct analysis of Mg, Al, Si, P, and S in metal alloys
  • First handheld small-spot XRF analyzer
  • First and only handheld XRF analyzer to feature a 50kV x-ray tube
  • First geometrically optimized large area drift detector

The company has been awarded numerous patents and has received many honors and awards, including three R&D 100 Awards, most recently in 2008.