DELTA Environmental Handheld XRF Analyzer

Olympus Innov-X DELTA handheld XRF analyzer analyzing soil in-situ.

DELTA Environmental Handheld XRF Analyzers

DELTA Environmental Handheld XRF Analyzers test for dangerously high levels of RCRA, Priority Pollutant and Hazardous Metals in seconds. HHXRF is used for soils and sediments according to EPA 6200, ISO/DIS13196, and other SOPs, filters per NIOSH or OSHA methods, screening surfaces and measuring dust wipes for Pb, Cd, Cr, As, Hg and more.

The DELTA Line

Rugged, High Performance Handheld XRF

See and feel the DELTA difference. Our analyzers are compact and robust from probe to trigger to display, with sophisticated XRF technology that's better, faster, and more responsive. From initial boot-up to the final result, the DELTA is the optimum solution for all your analytical needs. The DELTA line gives you the ultimate experience in field-portable handheld XRF analysis, providing fast measurements with accuracy, precision, detection limit, and light element measurement capabilities built into a compact single-chassis frame wrapped in robust industrial-grade body casing.

Incorporating Everything You Need in Handheld XRF with State-of-the-Art Innovations - The DELTA line from Olympus Innov-X

  • 4 W X-ray tube, 200µA current (max) plus optimized beam settings
  • Tight geometry for exceptional LODs and high analysis throughout
  • Large-Area SDD option plus customized X-ray provides exceptional light element sensitivity
  • Patent-pending automatic barometric pressure correction adjusts calibration as needed
  • Lightning fast bootup and data acquisition: Faster testing, more results
  • Floating Point Processor: Provides more calculations in less time and leverages more advanced calibration algorithms

Olympus Innov-X DELTA Premium XRF analyzer

  • Integrated Bluetooth for data input and output
  • Ergonomic rubberized handle for enhanced grip
  • Analysis indicator lights visible from 360°
  • Bright, responsive, color touch screen display
  • Accelerometer technology puts the unit into sleep mode when not in use to conserve power; logs impacts for tool management
  • USB interface port for high-speed data download and seamless PC control
  • Hot Swap: the rechargeable battery can be replaced without having to turn off or re-standardize the unit.

Docking Station with Automatic Charging and Calibration Check

The unique DELTA Docking Station means not ever having to power down the analyzer. The station charges the analyzer battery and a spare, and performs periodic calibration checks. The analyzer can be removed at anytime for immediate testing.

  • Additional Battery Charger
  • DC Outlet
  • Power and Battery Indicator Lights
  • Connect to a PC for Data Management
  • USB Connector Port
Olympus Innov-X DELTA Premium XRF analyzer and Docking Station

Tough on the Outside

Ideally suited for field work, the DELTA is equipped with our trademark weatherproof, dust proof, protective housing.

  • Ruggedized casing manufactured to industrial standards - no PDA or movable screen for superior reliability
  • Superior field use ergonomics with rubberized grip for ease of handling during all-day use
  • Large, rear-facing, motion-responsive, transflexive touch screen for clear viewing; automatically brightens in sunlight
  • An external heat sink engineered for extreme temperature and high-power use
  • Time-saving hot-swappable batteries - enables rechargeable battery to be replaced without having to turn off or re-standardize the unit

Olympus Innov-X DELTA handheld XRF analyzer testing soil in-situ using the Soil Foot accessory Hands free Soil Foot

Smart on the Inside

Engineered with advanced technology, yet so simple to use. The intuitive user interface makes navigation easy for both non-technical and more advanced operators.

  • Up to 4x improvement in light element analysis resulting from the DELTA's custom 4W, 200µA (max) X-ray tube
  • Up to a 10x improvement in speed and throughput thanks to state-of-the-art electronics, a floating point processor, and redesigned analytical geometry
  • Time-saving, auto-calibration feature built into our exclusive docking station, eliminating the need to stop testing for standardizations

DELTA Environmental HHXRF Optional Package

DELTA Environmental XPLORER for Instant Metal Mapping

Olympus Innov-X DELTA handheld XRF analyzer results mapping of contamination hotspots using GIS GPS.Lead (Pb) GPS-XRF Map

Get the big picture with GPS-XRF. Get quick snapshots, instant visualization of data trends or analyze for comprehensive, defendable reports. From in-field rapid decision making to command-center monitoring, you get instant pinpoint location-specific sample chemistry or multi-dimensional metal content intensity plots. You can optimize sampling plans to reduce lab costs & reporting time for site assessments; delineate RCRA, heavy & priority pollutant metals; identify metal pollutant hot spots; screen cores to determine metal pollutant depth; track metal pollutant plume contours; establish contamination boundaries; and perform due diligence phase assessments, remediation & long-term monitoring.

Olympus Innov-X DELTA handheld XRF analyzer results mapping of contamination hotspots using GIS GPS.Pinpoint Geochemistry

Olympus Innov-X Knows Elemental Analysis

Our high-precision analyzers dramatically reduce testing times allowing hundreds more tests per day with significantly higher confidence in site surveys. Our portable XRF analyzers measure 25+ elements per test, from Mg (12) to U (92), PPM levels to 100%.

Three-Beam Settings

Three selectable beam settings are available for varying measurement objectives. A single-incident beam setting can be used for ultra-fast site screening with solid LOD performance across the periodic table. A single-incident beam setting can also be used for exceptional LOD performance for a group of elements such as heavy metals, transition metals & light elements, or to focus in on a particular element of interest such as Cr, Cd, Ni or Cu. And, for more involved analysis, multi-incident beam settings can be used to fully optimize measurements for exceptional LOD performance across the full elemental range or for user selectable elements. You have the ability to choose for your measurement objectives.

Olympus Innov-X DELTA XRF handheld analyzer metal in soil analysis limits of detection.

Optimized Three Beam Settings: LODs depend on matrix, sample preparation, presentation and measurement time.

Data Management

Data Analysis

  • Qualitative identification of elements
  • Semi-quantitative analysis of elements
  • Moisture content corrections
  • Compton Normalization: "Internal Standard" for quantitative analysis without site-specific calibrations
  • Fundamental Parameters: "Standardless" for samples with high and low concentrations of several elements
  • Empirical Calibrations: Refine factory calibrations with user generated, site-specific factors (slope, y-intercept), including ore-matrix-specific calibrations
  • Combination Algorithms: Fundamental Parameters with Empirical for Light Elements & complicated matrices
  • Re-evaluate stored data sets with added elements, new parameters, models or calibration curves

Olympus Innov-X DELTA handheld XRF analyzer RCRA metals in soil analysis results

DELTA Handheld Screen View

Collect and View Data; Create Reports

  • Intuitive PC Software can be utilized to remotely control the DELTA analyzer in a benchtop configuration
  • Sort comprehensive analysis results, quickly create reports, view and export spectra

Olympus Innov-X DELTA handheld XRF analyzer results shown on PC Software display

PC Software Data View

The DELTA Line

Enjoy a long term relationship with your DELTA Handheld XRF. Olympus Innov-X is the only handheld XRF manufacturer to offer a truly upgradeable platform. As your analysis needs change, the performance features of your existing DELTA can be incrementally increased as well.

DELTA Premium

Combining a large area, high performance Silicon Drift Detector (SDD) and a 4W optimized x-ray tube, the DELTA Premium with the tantalum (Ta) or gold (Au) tube configuration is the ideal solution for ultra quick, analytically demanding applications with superior detection limits for the elements phosphorus (P) through uranium (U). The DELTA-50 Premium is a 4W, 50kV x-ray tube (Ta or Au); this configuration offers optimum sensitivity for Cd, Ag, and Sb as well as Ba and the rare earth elements (REE). The DELTA Premium with the rhodium (Rh) tube configuration is ideal for superior detection limits for light elements magnesium (Mg), aluminum (Al) and silicon (Si) as well as excellent detection limits for P through U. The DELTA Premium model for Environmental Analysis is referred to as DP-4000. The DELTA-50 Premium model for Environmental Analysis is referred to as DP-4050.

Olympus Innov-X DELTA Premium handheld XRF analyzerDELTA Premium

DELTA Professional

Combining a Silicon Drift Detector (SDD) and a 4W optimized Ta or Au X-ray tube provides excellent speed and detection limits for P through U. The new standard in handheld XRF, the DELTA Professional model for Environmental Analysis is referred to as DS-4000.

Olympus Innov-X DELTA Standard handheld XRF analyzer DELTA Professional

DELTA Classic Plus

Combining a SiPIN detector with a 4W optimized Ta or Au X-ray tube, our DELTA Classic Plus is a high tech, flexible analyzer for typical XRF analysis for measuring P through U. The DELTA Classic Plus model for Environmental Analysis is referred to as DC-4000.

Olympus Innov-X DELTA Classic handheld XRF analyzerDELTA Classic Plus

Product Package Options

The DELTA XPLORER Package is optionally available offering XRF/GPS/GIS for Instant Metal Mapping 
The Most Cost Effective Tool in the Box for Large Sites

Portable XRF allows for the generation of large, inexpensive geochemical data sets very quickly. The XPLORER provides important data management and validation framework, helping ensure the quality and integrity of your sampling program, while still in the field. Our XRF/GPS/GIS integration, the first of its kind in the industry, addresses the needs of the total project.

  • Field Portable XRF data is transferred wirelessly and spatially registered in real time using industry standard Mobile GIS and State-of-the-Art Trimble GPS Hardware (ArcPAD or Discover Mobile)
  • The result is live geochemical mapping in the field enabling visualization, gridding, and contouring in GIS for rapid, informed decision making
  • Seamless integration into powerful geochemical analysis software such as ioGAS for first class data validation and QA/QC
  • Reduces human error related to XRF data transfer, GPS coordinate merging and GIS integration

For more information on the DELTA XPLORER Package Option, contact the Sales Department.

Product Accessory Options

All DELTA models come with the following Standard Accessories:

  • Waterproof carrying case
  • (2) Li-ion batteriesOlympus Innov-X DELTA handheld XRF analyzer with belt holster
  • Users Manual & Quick Start Guide
  • Docking Station w/ integral charging station for additional battery
  • Mini USB Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • 316 Calibration Check reference coin
  • (10) Spare windows
  • DELTA PC Software
  • Factory Training & Support
  • Two-year warranty parts & labor (excludes batteries)

Easy Access Holster

The following optional DELTA Accessories are also available.

Olympus Innov-X DELTA handheld XRF with workstation test stand

Olympus Innov-X DELTA handheld XRF analyzer testing soil in-situ using the Soil Stick accessory.Portable Work Station

Fully shielded, rugged test stand for benchtop or remote controlled testing.(NOTE: Advanced PC Software is Included)

Soil Foot & Stick

Attaches to handle of DELTA analyzer, balancing analyzer on ground for hands-free, extended in-situ testing.

Analyze more samples more efficiently for quick and accurate on-site assessments. Test for metals in soil, filter media, dust wipes, thin films, paints and coatings, oils and liquids, and hazardous waste. Screen sites for heavy metal pollutants quickly and effectively. Monitor contaminants and nutrients for safe and appropriate land use. Reduce time and costs of regulatory compliance.

Key ApplicationsOlympus Innov-X DELTA handheld XRF analyzer testing soil in-situ.

DELTA Handheld XRF analyzers have completely revolutionized environmental testing. In the past, assessments relied exclusively on expensive and time consuming lab analyses which were based on samples collected at and shipped from the site. Now you can immediately check the composition of solids, liquids, powders, cores, fragments, filters & films, slurries . . . while you're at the site. DELTA handheld XRF analyzers provide cost-effective, timely analysis to help evaluate data in real time for rapid and comprehensive investigations to determine the next course of action. This means you can take action at the site and won't lose precious time or resources collecting non-representative samples and running up unnecessary lab costs.

Community & Residential Development

The DELTA is ideal for immediate identification of heavy metals in soil at low PPM levels. This is necessary to ensure safety prior to developing or renovating schools, community centers, residences and play & sports grounds. This is of particular importance when developing these properties on former landfills, industrial sites, orchards, animal farms, Brownfields or anywhere that toxic metals are likely to be found in large quantities. And, when older homes or buildings are being redeveloped, restored or painted, the DELTA is ideal for quickly identifying lead (Pb) in soils, on surfaces and in lead based paint (LBP) to ensure the safety of the project.

Dangerously High Levels of Toxic Metals in Developing Countries

Dangerously high levels of Pb, arsenic (As), mercury (Hg), chromium (Cr), cadmium (Cd) and other toxic metals can be found in the domicile and play areas of peoples in developing countries where the knowledge of their danger are not yet known or where regulations are simply not yet feasible. Handheld XRF analyzers are used to quickly ascertain the presence and quantity of these contaminants. This allows world health advocacy groups to determine a course of corrective action to help developing countries prosper with local resources and with safe working practices and living conditions.

Agronomy & Peri-Urban Farming

The safety of food sources is becoming increasingly important as the human population expands. With this growing demand, peri-urban farming and precision agriculture are becoming more commonplace. However, farming in areas adjacent to industrial and other urban facilities introduces the possibility of food crops grown in soil or irrigated with water with elevated levels of As, Hg, Cd, Cr & Pb. And, urban sprawl into areas once heavily farmed with unregulated pesticides, may introduce As and Pb to these new community gardens. The DELTA handheld XRF allows for rapid determination of these toxic metals as well as of nutrients and fertilizers, such as Ca, Mg, P & K. The DELTA XPLORER is ideal for precision agriculture as it allows for high intensity soil analysis in the field with results obtained and spatially modeled on-site.

Hazardous Waste Screening & Sustainable Industry

Most industries are now under pressure to follow a sustainable development plan to help minimize the environmental and health impact of their manufacturing and packaging processes. Handheld XRF systems are used on site by industry, engineering firms and regulators to ensure that any metal contamination is quickly identified and that remediation steps are working effectively.

Regulatory Compliance

Portable XRF is a well documented and valuable tool for both private and government regulatory driven analysis of heavy and priority pollutant metals in residential soils. This non-destructive method with its quick analysis time and high quality measurement capability make it ideal for field assessments, particularly of large areas. In fact, US EPA Method 6200 and ISO/DIS 13196 encourage portable XRF screening for high density, high volume sampling to correctly characterize a site.

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