DELTA Scrap Sorting Handheld XRF Analyzer
Olympus Innov-X DELTA handheld XRF alloy analyzer testing scrap copper wire.

DELTA Scrap Sorting Handheld XRF Analyzers provide reliable ID in 1-2 seconds for most alloy grades and pure metals. They are designed for durability - to withstand the toughest processing environments. Get fast, reliable alloy sorting and analysis for a wide variety of ferrous and non-ferrous materials in seconds.

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

  • 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

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

DELTA Premium with Weld Mask

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

Olympus Innov-X Knows Metals and Alloys

Testing times that once took 5 to 10 seconds with handheld XRF now take just 1 to 2 seconds to complete and provide even greater accuracy and precision. The analytical capabilities of HHXRF continue expanding, and new features continually make operators more effective and efficient. Make sure your HHXRF is a DELTA; the latest HHXRF loaded with innovative features and backed by the industry's best service and support.

Exclusive DELTA Alloy Analysis Features

SmartSort Mode

  • Automates sorting decisions, allowing even inexperienced operators to maximize both speed an sorting accuracy
  • Specific grades to be set up to automatically extend testing time, preventing mix-ups
  • Maximizes efficiency for speed testing. Automatically extends tests for light elements (Mg, Al, Si, P, S) when absolutely necessary - eliminate unnecessarily long tests, AND avoid mix-ups
  • Makes the DELTA an extremely fast analyzer for general sorting

Grade Match Messaging

  • The Yard Manager can quickly and easily assign pop-up messages to specific alloy grades
  • At the conclusion of a test, a new window opens on the display with the assigned message. For example, a "316" ID can tell the operator: "Mo content: mark BLUE"
  • Next test can be started immediately, or full chemistry result can be viewed with one click
  • GMM offers superior user efficiency and effectiveness ofr sorting:
    • Immediate Sorting instructions
    • Less operator training
    • More efficiency and higher throughput

Nominal Chemistry

  • Nominal chemistry provided for "invisible" elements, based on grade ID, including:
    • Elements not tested under active beam, e.g. Al in Beam 1 or XRF invisible elements, e.g. B or C
  • Competitive systems don't tell you what elemental chemistry is actually nominal. The DELTA does - it provides critical information to the operator in its clear results display

Analysis results display demonstrating Nominal value (3%Al) and Tramp element (0.09% Fe) features.

Tramp Library

  • Standard for years in OES systems, the DELTA is the first HHXRF to introduce this feature.
  • Allows operators to set a max tolerated concentration for individual elements in 7 unique grade families; these elements are considered "Tramp"
  • The DELTA comes preloaded with a tramp library based on industry standards
  • This allows the analyzer to ID and report tramp material, and allows the user to simplify grade matching by not counting small, expected amounts of tramp elements against the grade match.

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 is the ideal solution for ultra quick, analytically demanding applications with superior detection limits. 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 Mg through antimony (Sb). The DELTA Premium model for Alloys & Metals Analysis is referred to as DP-2000.

DELTA Premium

DELTA Professional

Combining a Silicon Drift Detector (SDD) and a 4W optimized silver (Ag) X-ray tube provides excellent speed and detection limits for Mg through Sb. The new standard in handheld XRF, the DELTA Professional model for Alloys & Metals Analysis is referred to as DS-2000.

DELTA Professional

DELTA Classic Plus

Combining a SiPIN detector with a 4W optimized tantalum (Ta) or gold (Au) X-ray tube, our DELTA Classic Plus is a high tech, flexible analyzer for typical XRF analysis for measuring titanium (Ti) through Sb. The DELTA Classic Plus model for Alloys & Metals Analysis is referred to as DC-2000.

DELTA Classic Plus

DELTA Element

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 metal analysis, the DELTA Element provides fast ROI for Scrap, PMI, QA / QC and Jewelry / Precious Metals applications.

DELTA Element

Product Package Options

The DELTA CAMERA & COLLIMATOR Package is optionally available with a full VGA camera, autofocus and zoom capable, providing instant sample imaging and archiving. The integrated camera takes a live video image of the sample tested and superimposes a spot location for precise test location. The collimator allows for electronically controlled small spot (3mm diameter) focus, in additon to standard spot size analysis. This option is ideal for highly focused sample analysis such as the analysis of thin weld beads independent from substrate materials, small fixture components, wires and solders.

DELTA 3 mm spot collimation for analysis of weld beads independent from substrates.

Product Accessory Options

All DELTA models come with the following Standard Accessories

  • Waterproof carrying case
  • (2) Li-ion batteries
  • 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 Authorized Training & Support
  • Two-year warranty parts &labor (excludes batteries)

Easy Access Holster

The following optional DELTA Accessories are also available.

Portable Work Station

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

Weld Mask Adaptor

The ruggedized weld mask can be attached to the front plate of the snout to collimate analysis to a 3 mm width slot.

Configured with a standard package of 25+ elements, the DELTA generates alloy chemistry and grade ID in seconds. From simple sorting to challenging grade separations, the DELTA provides highly specific material chemistry to rapidly and accurately identify pure metals and alloy grades including, but not limited to:

The DELTA Knows Metals and Alloys

Aluminum alloys Precious metals
Chromium-Molybdenum steels Stainless steels
Cobalt alloys Tool steels
Copper alloys Titanium alloys
Exotic alloys Wrought Aluminum alloys
Magnesium alloys Zinc alloys
Nickel alloys Zirconium alloys
Nickel/Cobalt alloys

DELTA XRF analyzers are versatile, precise tools that can be utilized for a variety of sorting and analysis applications - real-time, with little training and little to no specific calibrations necessary. DELTA analyzers can be upgraded as needed - as your business changes, DELTA analyzer can be adapted to fit your analytical needs. Whether your needs are basic ID and sorting, or more extensive tramp element analysis, Olympus Innov-X has the analyzer to fit your business demands.

Unrivaled Light Alloy Performance

  • Offers the most powerful x-ray tube in a handheld: 4x the power!
  • Provides unmatched aluminum and light alloy sorting capabilities
  • Sort Al alloys differing principally by only small amounts of light elements; upgrade your aluminum quickly and easily
    • 356 - measure 0.4% Mg in only 10 seconds!
    • Sort 1100 vs 6063
    • Sort 3003 vs 3004 vs 3005

Non-Ferrous AlloysOlympus Innov-X DELTA handheld XRF alloy analyzer testing scrap stainless steel ribbons.

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.

Olympus Innov-X DELTA handheld XRF alloy analyzer testing scrap aluminum alloyAluminum & 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.

Olympus Innov-X DELTA handheld XRF alloy analyzer testing scrap copper wireCopper

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

plethora of gold for resale.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. 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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