High performance COMPACT XRF series


The importance of trust is an extremely important component in anyone’s business. It takes years to build seconds to break and forever to repair. Nobody wants to damage customers’ loyalty or have unreliable suppliers in their business. Whether you’re asked to present an evidence of or you always want to make sure what glitters is gold then our compact XAN helps you build well founded relationship in your business by precisely analysing material composition and/or checking coating layers buildup. The series of instruments are extremely compact with the measurement routine simplified and streamlined. Without a doubt, the equipment helps you increase profits and provides final test results within 5 seconds with a printed report at the end.

XAN® 220/222

Mid-range XRF for material analysis of precious metals and coating thickness. S(16) to U (92).

XAN® 250/252

High Performance XRF for fast material analysis and coating thickness. Al (13) to U (92).

XAN series are designed as compact and user-friendly bench-top instruments. In order to allow quick and easy sample positioning, the X-ray source and the detector are positioned in the instrument’s lower chamber. Hence, the measuring direction is from underneath the sample that is supported by a transparent window. Exactly this feature offers easy sample positioning and fast routine measurements.

The integrated video-microscope with zoom and crosshairs simplifies sample placement and allows precise measuring spot adjustment. The entire operation and evaluation of measurements as well as the clear presentation of measurement data is performed on a PC, using the powerful and user-friendly WinFTM® software.

Powerful Silicon Drift Detector detects and processes very-high count rates across a wide range of materials Al(13) to U(92). This dramatically reduces the measurement time and significantly increases the resolution and accuracy of the readings. Meanwhile, micro-focus X-ray tungsten tube with beryllium window ensures long-lasting service for many years. The necessity of re-calibration is drastically reduced, saving time and effort as all instruments are calibrated to your specific applications before the delivery. 

FISCHERSCOPE® X-RAY XAN® Features and Benefits

  • Compact bench-top instrument for the non-destructive material analysis and coating thickness measurement
  • 4 interchangeable aperture sizes (down to 0.2 mm) allows to focus and measure in localised spots
  • Extremely safe. Thick metal shielding fully protects operators and visitors from hazardous X-ray energy.
  • Doesn’t require any sample preparation and outputs precise results with average test times of 5 seconds.
  • Spacious chamber fits big and small samples
  • Small concentrations in the trace analysis to RoHS &WEEE
  • Various sized samples can be tested in specific regions thanks to the bottom up measurement.
  • Big samples can be allocated thanks to the spacious chamber with the usable sample placement area of 403x588x444mm.
  •  WinFTM software for seamless measurements, data collection and processing comes pre-installed on PC or laptop.
  • Instant results, automated data storage and labelling allows a high throughput of samples.

Materials Identification

Material analysis is achieved using the XRF method and Fischer’s range of instruments have the capability to identify unknown materials. The ‘Material ID’ function is easily configured to identify an unknown sample by comparing the spectrum with a library of stored reference spectra. The library can be edited and customised by the user to incorporate known materials and utilised for ‘goods in’ testing for example.

Plating Solution Testing

The quality of metallic coatings depends heavily on the formulation of the plating bath solution, which consequently needs to be monitored. Compared with other methods like titration, XRF analysis of such solutions is straightforward.

Sample preparation and XRF testing is quick, and clean as opposed to other analytical methods where gases (Ar) or purified water are used. These can be messy, time consuming and the results subjective.

WinFTM Software

The supplied Fischer WinFTM software has full SPC (Statistical Process Control) functionality for optimisation of measurements and control of quality throughout the manufacturing process.


All Fischer X-ray instruments are supplied with a fully-featured software package that includes a report editor module. 

Optimise your workflow, save time and resources, and professionally present the measurement data to your customers. Simply create a template and report your test results directly from the instrument.

Incorporate tables, charts, pictures, spectra, and statistical data into a professional document with your company logo. With one click of a button, the report can be printed as a ‘certificate of testing’ to accompany the goods. The final results can also be exported to Excel, CSV, and PDF formats.


You will have received an onsite installation training session when the machine is commissioned. This is designed to get you up and running.

Many customers, however, request additional training after a few weeks or months – because usually, questions relating specifically to their measurement application and production activities arise sometime after they start using the X-ray.

Also, with time, the original operators may leave the company, and a proper handover of knowledge relating to the instrument does not occur – so invariably key information gets forgotten or its importance diluted.

Make sure you keep trained, informed, and knowledgeable about your X-ray and of its capabilities.

Technical support, advice, and information are free: call our applications support line and speak directly with a Fischer technician.


  • Precious metal analysis via X-ray fluorescence for assaying offices and precious metals refineries
  • Using X-ray fluorescence for fast, reliable gold analysis in the gold-buying industry
  • Analysis of Tarnish-Resistant Silver Alloys
  • Determination of the Silver Content of Silver Plated or Blanched Silver Alloys
  • Trace element analysis (mainly led and cadmium) in materials for fashion jewellery and accessories
  • Identification of undesirable substances (e.g. heavy metals) in electronics, packaging and consumer goods to RoHS, WEEE, CPSIA and other guidelines.

Service and Applications Support

Your application challenges are our prime focus. We’ve built two state-of-the-art laboratories in Lymington and Nottingham, where our technical experts with more than 25 years of experience are eager to help you. We’re always available to assist you with choosing the right instrument, developing a new measurement approach, testing samples, defining an appropriate application, and creating a compelling case study or a report to prove your ideas.

At the same time, our service department ensures almost an instant response to any of your requests, with an average turnaround time of 48 hours to resolve outstanding issues and enough engineers in your area who are available to travel on-site to support you.

Can’t purchase the instrument outright? It’s not a problem! With our highly trusted financial partner First Capital Finance Ltd., we offer to spread the cost of the instruments over three or five years. Contact us to learn more.

Fischer Instrumentation offers one year warranty on all of the instruments supplied. This fully covers you for any unexpected breakdowns or issues you may encounter.


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