The Helmut Fischer FISCHERSCOPE® X-RAY XAN® 500 is the most versatile X-ray fluorescence (XRF) system available. As a handheld XRF analyzer, it’s perfect for inspecting coatings on bulky items like airplane parts, pipes or turbine blades in a running production line. 

In contrast to other portable XRF devices on the market, the FISCHERSCOPE XAN 500 determines coating thickness very precisely. Its 3-point support makes it easy to place correctly and keeps it stable during the entire measurement. A high-quality silicon drift detector (SDD) ensures the precision needed to analyze alloy layers such as zinc-nickel. 

But the XAN 500 is more than just a XRF measuring system for bulky parts. With the optionally available measuring box, it can be transformed into a bench-top instrument in just a few simple steps. This lets you quickly and easily check small parts such as nuts and bolts.

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  • Universal handheld XRF analyzer for precise coating thickness measurement and material analysis – even with difficult material combinations; complies with DIN ISO 3497 and ASTM B 568
  • Weight 1.9 kg
  • One battery charge lasts for up to 6 hours of operation
  • Measurement spot: 3 mm Ø
  • High-resolution silicon drift detector
  • Rated IP54 for outdoor use
  • Optional measuring box for use as a XRF bench-top device 
  • Data evaluation with the full version of WinFTM® software


  • Testing on bulky objects and, with the measuring box, also small parts
  • Simultaneous determination of both the thickness and the composition of a layer in a single measurement (e.g. ZnNi on Fe)
  • Standard-free measurement of unknown alloys 
  • Measurements on large, coated parts such as machine components and housings 
  • Testing of galvanic layers
  • Analysis of the metal content of electroplating baths