Niton™ Apollo™

The Niton™ Apollo™ is a handheld LIBS analyzer. It can identify low alloy/ carbon steels and L and H grade steels. The Niton Apollo transforms a traditional cart-mounted Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES) system into a portable, handheld analyzer. It contains CCD macro and micro cameras, and can store up to 5,000 readings with spectra.

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Bob Messier
Senior Account Manager
robert.messier@thermofisher.com
+1 443 262 9536
2 Radcliff Road
Tewksbury, MA 01876
USA
John Tiggas
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+1 952 929 1134
www.thermofisher.com
Manufacturer
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
Product Name
Niton™ Apollo™
Detection Category
Chemical; Explosives
Detection Principle
Elemental Analysis;
Detection Method
Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy;
Application
Bulk Analysis;Screening;Forensics;
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
The Niton™ Apollo™ is a handheld LIBS analyzer. It can identify low alloy/ carbon steels and L and H grade steels. The Niton Apollo transforms a traditional cart-mounted Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES) system into a portable, handheld analyzer. It contains CCD macro and micro cameras, and can store up to 5,000 readings with spectra.
Availability
Commercially Available
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
Market Entry Date
2019
User Feedback Sources
Indifferent/No user feedback
Dimensions
12 x 13 x 4 in (30.48 x 33.02 x 10.16 cm)
Weight
<30 lbs.; 6.4 lbs. (2.9 kg)
Power Requirements
Lithium Battery; Milwaukee® battery pack
Noise Produced
Negligible
Transportability
Handheld
Ruggedness
Waterproof/Resistant; Dust; IP54
Operating Conditions
Indefinite
Consumables
<$1,000/year; Purge gas cartridges, Sample cups
Solvents/Reagents
Argon purge gas
Suggested Routine Maintenance
Minimal
Available Accessories
Bulk argon adapter, carrying case, multi-voltage charger, cleaning kit, safety lanyard, PC connection cable
Data Analysis Support Equipment
NitonConnect PC software
Communications Interface
Wi-Fi, USB, Bluetooth, GPS
Expected Operational Life
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Shelf Life
>5 years
Maintenance Cost
Minimal
Other Chemical Targets
Elemental analysis
Adaptability
Yes; user can add new targets in the field
Sample Introduction
Solid;
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
%; ppm
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
< 10 minutes
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
Continuous (<30 seconds)
Total Run Time
< 2 minutes
Alarm Capability
None
Software Control
On-board, PC
Other Operational Parameters
Laser: 1064 nm, Elemental range: C, Al, Si, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Nb, Mo, W, Memory storage: ~5,000 readings with spectra, Macro and Micro Cameras
Training Required
<1 day training
Training Available
Yes
Manuals Available
Yes
Reachback Service
Yes
Warranties
Yes
IATA Shipping Restrictions
Yes; Lithium ion battery
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