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XRF Scrap Analysis and Recycling

Portable and handheld XRF analyzers are used widely in scrap metal and recycling industries. They enable users to accurately identify alloys and metals in scrap on the spot for efficient sorting and processing. Browse our resources to learn how XRF is used in scrap analysis and recycling, and explore our range of XRF scrap metal analyzers.

XRF Scrap and Recycling Resources

catalyst scrap

Recycling Car Catalytic Converters with XRF

Catalytic converters in vehicles contain valuable precious metals that can be recycled and reused. See how portable XRF assists with the recycling process. 


Test Times for Alloy XRF Analysis

See how to select a test time for your alloy using portable XRF so you can test and sort more scrap in less time.

Scrap recycling

Scrap Recycling with XRF

Learn how XRF technology is used to sort scrap based on its elemental components, enabling easier and more efficient processing.


XRF for Electronics and Battery Recycling

Portable XRF is used to identify elemental materials in electronics and batteries. See how XRF analyzers enable efficient recycling of materials and RoHS compliance. 

Wooden ammunition boxes

Recycling Wooden Ammunition Boxes with XRF

See how portable XRF provides a fast and safe solution to inspect and sort wooden ammunition boxes for recycling. 

XRF Scrap Metal Analyzers

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Vanta for Scrap Recycling

Vanta handheld XRF devices for recycling and scrap sorting are IP55 or 54-rated, depending on the model, 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 maximize uptime in the toughest scrap yards.

Car catalyst recycling

Vanta for Car Catalyst Recycling

Vanta™ handheld XRF analyzers provide fast, accurate measurement of the valuable platinum group metals (PGMs) palladium (Pd), platinum (Pt), and rhodium (Rh) found in car catalytic converter material. On-the-spot measurements enable efficient sorting and price evaluation of catalyst scrap throughout the recycling circuit.

XRF Scrap Metal and Glass Sorting

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The X-STREAM and X-STREAM: Glass are high-speed, automated sorting systems for automatic identification and sorting of material by chemical composition. Take metal, glass and mineral recycling to a new level of high speed, accuracy and profitability.

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