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The specialist for field duty and much more.

The 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. 


  • 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

Key Features

  • 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

Portable & mobile XRF Measuring Instrument for Fast and Non-Destructive Analysis | X-RAY XAN 500

FISCHERSCOPE® X-RAY XAN® 500 - One instrument, three job descriptions! Handheld, desktop, inline: the XAN®500 X-ray fluorescence instrument is Fischer’s most versatile yet. It can be used as a handheld device, as a fully enclosed desktop unit or integrated directly into production lines.

X-RAY XAN 500 Tutorial Part 1: Introduction | Portable X-ray Fluorescence Gauge | Fischer

First part of our tutorial: Introducing our mobile x-rf instrument XAN®500.

Helmut Fischer

Fischer is a leading specialist in material analysis, coating thickness measurement and material testing since 1953. We offer a wide range of measuring devices for different industries: from simple handheld devices for quick testing on the go to fully integrated, high-end systems that automatically monitor your production.

In the 1980s and 90s, Fischer greatly expanded its product range. In addition to a hardness tester, the first X-ray fluorescence (XRF) instrument was launched in 1981. Numerous patented innovations helped the devices to quickly establish themselves in industrial use – because customers appreciate the reliability and measuring precision of Fischer instruments.