Vanta™ handheld XRF analyzers provide immediate, on-site elemental measurements for a range of mining and geochemical applications with flexibility across the entire mineral resource cycle:
Get a rapid return on investment (ROI) with decision-quality geochemical data that’s faster than traditional laboratory techniques. Rapid, accurate decision-making at the exploration stage enables field time to be used more effectively, maximizes exploration budgets, and advances project timeframes.
Vanta analyzers for mining and geochemistry feature software designed in cooperation with industry experts and includes:
Vanta handheld XRF provides immediate, on-site elemental measurements for a range of mining and geochemical applications for analysis of a range of mineral deposit types.
Mines and outdoor environments are tough on electronic devices and breakdowns cost time and money. Vanta analyzers are durable for increased uptime and a low cost of ownership.
Every Vanta handheld XRF is IP65 rated to withstand rain, dirt, and dust and are drop tested using U.S. Department of Defense methods (MIL-STD-810G) to help prevent breakages and costly repairs.*
Vanta analyzers can withstand a temperature range of -10 °C to 50 °C (14 °F to 122 °F), so you spend less time waiting for your analyzer to cool, even in hot environments.** The detector shutter on silicon drift detector models helps prevent punctures so you can analyze rough surfaces with confidence.
* M Series analyzers are IP64 rated.
** With optional fan. The fan assembly is IP56 rated. Operates continuously at 33 °C without the fan.
Vanta analyzers give you the same accurate result every time from your first test to your hundredth test.
The Vanta Series’ proprietary Axon™ technology uses ultra-low-noise electronics enabling higher X-ray counts per second for fast, accurate, and repeatable results.
Axon technology coupled with a new quad-core processor make Vanta analyzers remarkably responsive, pushing the limits of performance so you get the best results in the least amount of time. Axon technology provides remarkable test-to-test and instrument-to-instrument repeatability, so your first test is the same as your last test no matter what instrument you may use.
On-site labs generally take hours or days to provide results. In some mine-site situations, sending fewer samples to the lab can mean huge cost savings.
Vanta analyzer’s easy-to-use interface can be customized with settings useful for specific sites, users, projects, and applications. Geologists can store multiple sample and matrix-specific calibration models for optimal performance depending on the minerals of interest at a specific site.
With integrated GPS, users can pair results with precise GPS coordinates to document and map the location of elements. Combine XRF data, GPS coordinates, and images from the optional 5-megapixel panoramic camera for inclusive archiving and streamlined reporting.
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||8.3 x 28.9 x 24.2 cm (3.25 x 11.4 x 9.5 in.)|
|Weight||1.70 kg (3.75 lbs) with battery, 1.48 kg (3.25 lbs) without battery|
4-Watt X-ray tube with application optimized anode material (rhodium (Rh), silver (Ag), or tungsten (W))
M Series (Rh & W) and C Series (Ag): 8-50 kV
C Series (Rh & W): 8-40 kV
|Primary Beam Filtration||8-position auto selected filter per beam per mode|
M Series: Large area Silicon Drift Detector
C Series: Silicon Drift Detector
Removable 14.4 V Li-Ion battery or
18 V power transformer 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 70 W max
|Display||800 x 480 (WVGA) LCD with capacitive touch-screen supporting gesture control|
Temperature: -10 °C to 50 °C (continuous duty cycle with optional fan)
Humidity: 10% to 90% relative humidity non-condensing
|Drop Test||Military Standard 810-G 4-foot (1.3 M) drop test|
|IP Rating||IP65*: dust tight and protected against water jets from all directions|
|Pressure Correction||Built-in barometer for automatic altitude and air density correction|
|GPS||Embedded GPS/GLONASS receiver|
|Data Storage||4 GB embedded storage, micro SD slot for expandable storage|
(2) USB 2.0 type A host ports for accessories such as Wi-Fi Bluetooth®, and USB flash drives.
(1) USB 2.0 type mini-B port for connection to computer
|Wi-Fi||Supports 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz) via optional USB adapter|
|Bluetooth||Supports Bluetooth® and Bluetooth Low-Energy via optional USB adapter|
|Aiming Camera||Full VGA CMOS camera|
|Panorama Camera||5-megapixel CMOS camera with autofocus lens|
* M Series analyzers are IP64 rated.
The durable and reliable design of Vanta™ analyzers means geologists working in remote areas can be confident that the device is designed to withstand difficult conditions.
Vanta analyzers effectively measure elemental concentration for:
Vanta analyzers help maintain profitability in open-pit and underground mines as well as processing facilities. Send fewer samples to the lab for cost-savings and greater efficiency with real-time analysis.
In ore grade and process control, Vanta handheld XRFs provide measurable ROI through:
Environmental Monitoring and Remediation
Quickly identify elements of interest in soil, sediment, dust, and tailings as part of typical environmental monitoring remediation processes in and around active and closed industrial properties. Vanta analyzers act as a fast and reliable screening tool that provide quantitative records of environmental monitoring that are easily archived.
Academic Research and Education
Vanta analyzers can aid in-house university laboratory methods, support undergraduate and post-graduate research projects, and facilitate teaching methods during routine coursework.
The rapid results provided by Vanta handheld XRF analyzers can help educate students in modern analytical methods, aid in the identification of all types of samples, and provide a deeper understanding of mineral deposition and ore genesis relating to mineral deposit studies.
Vanta™ analyzers provide fast results in a diverse range of applications. Application-specific software features enable operators to get the most out of their analyzers with simplified report creation and traceable results.