DELTA Element XRF Analyzer

DELTA Element XRF Analyzer Introduction

The DELTA Element provides quick ID, screening, sorting, and elemental metals analysis for Scrap, PMI, QA/QC, and Jewelry / Precious Metals applications.

The DELTA Element is ideal for simple applications. It incorporates everything you need in a handheld XRF analyzer with the DELTA line state-of-the art innovations and rugged design.

Cost-effective, easy to use, and reliable – it’s the DELTA Element.

DELTA Element XRF Analyzer Details


The DELTA Element is the most affordable unit in the Olympus line-up of handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers designed for fast, accurate results. Fast, simple and reliable, the DELTA Element incorporates the features and rugged design of the DELTA family. With fast elemental ID for screening, sorting and metals analysis, the DELTA Element provides fast ROI for Scrap, PMI, QA/QC and Jewelry / Precious Metals applications.

With a powerful X-ray tube and Si-PIN detector, the DELTA Element is ideal for everyday alloy applications. It provides quick ID, screening, sorting and elemental and metal analysis.

The DELTA Element offers fast measurement with results in seconds, low limits of detection, and outstanding precision.

The DELTA Element’s field-worthy and rugged design features rubber overmolds and an ergonomic grip to protect the analyzer. To limit downtime, the hot swap feature allows the batteries to be swapped out while the analyzer is in use. The DELTA Element features integrated wide area heat sinks for high power use in extreme temperatures.

Olympus’ exclusive Grade Match Messaging (GMM) feature provides information to simplify verification and streamline operations. Users can assign customized messages to any grade and use real-time or pop-up messages for immediate sorting instructions and improved user efficiency.

Features and Benefits for the DELTA Element Handheld Analyzer

Features and Benefits for the DELTA Element Handheld Analyzer


The DELTA series handheld XRF analyzers are configured with powerful miniature X-ray tubes, Si-PIN, or highly advanced Silicon Drift Detector (SDD) detection, specialized filters, and multi-beam optimization for the ultimate in XRF field analysis.

The DELTA Line

The DELTA Line

The DELTA Premium with advanced 40kV tube and large area SDD detector is best for ultra quick, analytically demanding applications, such as trace levels and light elements in low alloy steel, soil, mining, and metallurgical samples.

The DELTA Professional with a 40kV tube and SDD detector is the best value solution from Olympus for handheld XRF analyzers. It provides superior performance in speed, LODs, and elemental range.

The DELTA Classic Plus with a 40kV tube and Si-PIN detector is ideal for simple applications. It provides quick ID, screening, sorting, and elemental and metals analysis.

The DELTA Element is the entry-level DELTA, built for economy and fast ROI for basic alloy identification and metals analysis.

Specifications for The DELTA Element

Specifications for The DELTA Element

Software & Accessories

Standard Accessories

  • Waterproof Carrying Case
  • Two (2) Li-ion Batteries
  • Electronic User Manual and User Interface Guide and Printed Quick Start Guide
  • Docking Station
  • Mini USB Cable
  • 316 Stainless Steel Calibration Check Reference Coin
  • Ten (10) Spare Windows
  • Integrated Wrist Strap
  • DELTA PC Software
  • Factory Authorized Training & Support


Optional Accessories

  • XRF WorkStation for mobile benchtop use
  • Soil Foot facilitating hands-free In-sltu testing
  • Soil Extension Pole offering ergonomic In-sltu testing while standing/walking
  • Belt Holster


Alloy QA/QC 

XRF analytical and positive material inspection (PMI) analyzers are vital for quality control and assurance in the metal manufacturing and fabrication industries. They are used for compositional analysis and alloy grade identification, from critical components to raw materials to welds.

Scrap Recycling, Metal, Glass, & Plastic 

Scrap refiners and recyclers need fast and accurate materials analysis and identification. Our portable and automated XRF analyzers sort scrap metal, plastics, and glass and offer precise, dependable compositional measurements faster than ever before, even for aluminums and light alloys.

Non-Ferrous Alloys

Traditionally the powerhouse application of portable XRF analyzers, the DELTA analyzers excel at quick analysis and ID of stainless steels, Ni superalloys, and other high alloy materials with ease. Sort out Mo containing alloys in split seconds. Even sort out heavy alloys based on low levels of Si and Al content.Aluminum & Light Alloy

Low Alloy Steels

Verify residual content in steels. Confirm Si, S and P content, along with Mn and alloying element levels. Sort based on chemistry requirements. A battery powered angle grinder is all the help you need. Just clean the surface and analyze. Within seconds you’ll have the sorting information needed to classify, sort and price out a load of material.

Aluminum & Light Alloy

With the technical advances of the DELTA analyzers, the range of light alloy capabilities continues to expand. With outstanding Mg sensitivity, confidently sort aluminum alloys once relegated to OES systems. Test Al alloys on the same analyzer utilized for heavies and ferrous alloys. Smelters and refiners love the ease of use and portability of XRF analysis, as opposed to tethered and cumbersome OES analyzers.


Sort out electronics components with precoius metal (Ag, Au, Pd, etc.) content. Sort out and identify poisons and Pb-containing solders. Evaluate copper content in shredded materials.


Quickly sort out Pb-containing glass and glass-ceramic from recycling streams. Detect toxic elements. Ask about our glass classification sorting library.


Within seconds, separate brasses, bronzes, leaded, and aluminum & silicon containing alloys. As with all grades, sample geometry isn’t important – the DELTA will automatically compensate for sample shape and size. Even sort out Be Copper using the DELTA’s nominal chemistry feature and reliable analysis accuracy.

Precious Metals

XRF is a nondestructive and non-intrusive technique. Within seconds, the DELTA will provide not only chemistry analysis, but also instant karat determination. Gold, silver, platinum alloys and more can be tested confidently. XRF analysis provides a cheaper, quicker and more accurate testing alternative to fire assay and chemical tests, and is ideal for pawn shops, cash-for-gold, jewelry manufacturing and more.  The DELTA is also available with integrated camera and small spot collimation for detailed analysis of small components.

Car Catalysts

Analyze pulverized catalyst materials for content of precious metals, including Pd, Pt, Rh, and other elements. Olympus Innov-X has partnered with industry experts to develop proprietary calibrations ideal for car cat analysis.


Monitor the chemistry of slags during melts for quality control and furnace life prediction. Sort and evaluate recovered slags from different melt operations.

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Related Applications

  • Alloys
  • Aluminum
  • Aluminum & Light Alloy
  • Car Catalyst
  • Castings
  • Low Alloys Steels
  • Metal
  • Non-Ferrous Alloys
  • Plastic
  • Slags
  • Steel
  • Titanium

Related Industries

  • Aerospace
  • Alloys QA/QC
  • Automotive
  • Corrosion Surveying
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing
  • Metals & Alloys
  • Oil, Gas, Petrochemical
  • Scrap & Recycling
  • Technology
  • Weld Inspection
  • Transportation
  • Machinery
  • Power Generation


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