New Bruker CTX 500 Portable Countertop XRF Analyzer

New Bruker CTX 500 Portable Countertop XRF Analyzer

Bruker CTX 500 Portable Countertop XRF Analyzer that comes in a compact, light and portable design. The unit has a sturdy stainless steel body and is easy to clean. The CTX 500 features a minimal footprint, taking up very little space on any surface. The unit ships with a standard waterproof and pressure equilibrated Pelican case or can be transported in an optional protective backpack.


The CTX 500 is operated through a front panel touchscreen display or can run with a PC via Wi-Fi or USB. Readying samples for analysis is easy, and they can be placed in the safety chamber with plenty of room to spare, or in sample cups, baggies or other containers depending on your need.

The Technology

The CTX500 measures elements from Titanium to Uranium and uses a 50kV 2W Rhodium (Rh) thin window X-ray tube to analyze samples. The unit also features Bruker’s patented SharpBeam™ optimized X-ray geometry and patented TITAN DetectorShield™ to protect against detector puncture. The CTX 500 offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® and USB connections. The touchscreen user-interface allows measurement control and provides an easy-to-read results display. The graphene Window SDD has an active area of 20mm2; resolution is <145eV at 450k.

The Toolbox software Bruker includes allows for full remote operation of the CTX 500. Additional add-on software, Bruker’s Artax™, is designed for advanced qualitative, semi-quantitative composition analysis, as well as EasyCal™ for your own, user-defined empirical correlations.

Add-On Packages

The CTX 500 features add-on calibration packages for measuring the following types of materials:

Metal Alloy PMI

  • Alloys – heavy elements only (Ti-Bi). Includes type specific calibrations for stainless steels, tool steels, low alloy steels, nickel alloys, cobalt alloys, copper alloys, zinc alloys, light alloys and general calibration for all other alloy types.
  • Precious Metals – Au, Ag, Pt, Pd based alloys including KARAT library.

Custom Applications

Custom calibrations for customer specific specifications can be created including calibration modifications and custom grade libraries.

Features of CTX 500:

  • Adjustable automated X-ray voltage and current for measurement optimization
  • Patented SharpBeam™ geometry for best performance at low power
  • Patented DetectorShield™ for long-term performance and minimal service
  • Graphene Window SDD with an active area of 20mm2
  • Consistent sample presentation with index markings for better precision
  • Protected against detector puncture with the patented TITAN Detector Shield (TDS)
  • Capable of detecting elemental range Ti – U.
  • Light weight, 7.1 kg (15.6 lb.)
  • Interlocked and completely sealed sample compartment with no leakage radiation.
  • Patented SharpBeam™ optical beam path for best performance and precise beam spot
  • Industrial grade stainless steel construction
  • Embedded touch screen with easy to use interface
  • Bluetooth™, USB and Wi-Fi connectivity (where allowed by local regulations)
  • Powered by Lithium-Ion battery or via 110/220V AC adapter

Specs :

Model 800 
Model 600
Model 500s
Model 500 
Model 300
Dimensions   13.5 cm x 25 cm x 35 cm (5.3 in x 9.8 in x 13.8 in) W x D x H
Weight  7.1 kg (15.6 lbs) with battery
Power Rechargeable Smart Lithium Ion Battery Pack — 7.2V, 6.8Ah, 49Wh; AC adapter 100-240V, 1A, 50-60Hz
Excitation source Rh target X-ray tube;
4W max output;
6-50kV, 5-200μA
Swiss- limited to
5 – 100μA
Rh target X-ray tube;
2W max output,
15-50kV, max 100μA
Rh target X-ray tube;
2W max output,
40kV, fixed current
Rh target X-ray tube;
2W max output,
15-50kV, 5-100μA
Elemental range Mg – U Ti – U Cl – U
Collimation 5 mm standard;
8 or 3 mm optional
Filters Five (5) position
automatic filter
changer with preinstalled
Five (5) position
automatic filter
changer with preinstalled
No filter Optimized fixed filter Five (5) position
automatic filter
changer with preinstalled
Detector Large area silicon drift detector (SDD) with< 145 eV resolution @ 250,000 cps Mn Kα;TITAN Detector Shield  SDD detector with <179 eV resolution;TITAN Detector Shield Si-PIN detector with
<195 eV resolution;
TITAN Detector Shield
Geometry Features patented SharpBeam™ beam path for best performance at low power
Sample chamber 12 cm x 13.5 cm x 8.5 cm (4.7 in x 5.3 in x 3.3 in) W x D x H
Sample camera Optional Not Available Optional
Touchscreen display 9.4 cm (3.7 in) high contrast industrial touchscreen LCD
System safety Password protection, lid safety interlock, X-ray warning lights
Control software Full control OS on analyzer and on PC software (Windows® operating system)
Analysis software Live spectra on analyzer; live spectra and full qualitative, semi-quantitative and quantitative software on PC(Artax™ and EasyCal™ software optional)
Data storage & transfer Internal and USB data storage, USB port for data transfer, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
Languages Chinese, Chinese simplified, Dutch, English, French, French Canadian, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean,Polish, PortugeseBR, Russian, SpanishMEX, SpanishSPN, Thai, Turkish
Operating range  -10°C to 40°C ( 14°F to 104°F); IP54 dust and splash resistant
Certification CE

Include :

  • Portable CTX 500 Countertop XRF analyzer, 50kV 2 Watt Rhodium(Rh) thin window X-ray tube
  • Li-Ion battery with smart charger
  • USB stick for data storage and easy reporting
  • Bruker Instrument Toolbox software package for reporting, spectral analysis and remote control.
  • Extensive manuals and safety video
  • Waterproof and pressure equilibrated PELICAN™ transport case
  • 2 yr. warranty (extendable to 5 year total protection)

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