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Vanta™ XRF Analyzer for Wear Metals in Oil

Vanta™ XRF Analyzer For Wear Metals in Oil

The Vanta XRF Analyzer: Rugged. Revolutionary. Productive.

A robust maintenance program that routinely measures metals in lubricating oils not only reduces the expense of dismantling components for visual inspection, but can indicate and identify the worn component before that component fails. The Vanta™ analyzer is used to identify the material chemistry of wear metals, such as copper and iron, in oils and lubricants. When the level of these metals changes, having an inspection record enables you to do predictive maintenance and identify small problems before they become costly failures.

The Vanta handheld XRF analyzer provides accurate material chemistry, from trace level to percent level, of wear metals in oils and lubricants to determine the actual elemental concentrations present. When combined with the Vanta Work Station, the analyzer brings the analytical performance of the laboratory to the field.


IP55 Rated*
The Vanta analyzer is IP55 rated against the intrusion of dust and water. Spills happen, but a little liquid shouldn’t damage your analyzer.

Closed Beam
The Vanta analyzer in a Work Station has a closed beam, interlocked design. When the lid is open, the X-rays cannot turn on, helping ensure the safety of your operators.

*M series analyzers are IP54 rated.

Vanta™ XRF Analyzer For Wear Metals in Oil


Axon Technology
Vanta analyzers incorporate Olympus’ Axon™ technology, a breakthrough in XRF signal processing that delivers higher throughput with accurate and repeatable test data. Axon technology provides test-to-test and instrument-to-instrument repeatability.

Fast, Stable Calibration
Get accurate results in just 60 seconds. The unit does not need to be recalibrated, and the internal system check keeps the analysis on track. Get answers that are accurate down to the ppm level for a wide range of elements.


Zero Sample Preparation
Simply place the oil in a sample cup, use the sample tray to ensure proper alignment, and press “Start.” It’s that simple to get an accurate analysis. The streamlined user interface makes testing uncomplicated.

Compact Design
The Vanta analyzer and Work Station can fit on a workbench or desk—there’s no need for bulky lab equipment. The Vanta analyzer and Work Station are engineered to be used anywhere including in the field, at the production line, or in an inspection area.

Data Handling
The test results are important information that can be easily shared with key decision makers. Data are easily exported via a USB flash drive or optional Wireless LAN. Users can set up the system to auto-export results after every test.

Element Detection Limits
Limits of detection (LODs) are affected by many parameters including test time, sample homogeneity, sample matrix, and the presence/absence of interfering elements. The effective analysis range extends to the percent level. Analysis of additional elements is possible; please contact Olympus for further details.

Vanta™ XRF Analyzer For Wear Metals in Oil
Cu Assay Cu Reading +/-
49.99 46.32 2
40.03 42.52 2
60.28 61.33 2
30 25.50 2
170 157.69 3

Vanta™ XRF Analyzer For Wear Metals in Oil
Element Estimated LOD (ppm)
(60 s test)
Vanadium 14
Manganese 4
Iron 3
Cobalt 2
Nickel 2
Copper 2
Zinc 2
Molybdenum 2
Bismuth 1
Mercury 1
Arsenic 1
Lead 1

Concentration Range ppm to % levels
Vanta Weight 1.7 kg (3.75 lbs)
Work Station Weight 8.9 kg (19.6 lbs)
Measurement Time 60 s
Operating Environment -10 to 50 °C under continuous duty cycle (with optional fan;)
Power Requirements AC: 100–240 switching adaptor
Vanta IP Rating 55 (M series analyzers are IP54 rated)
Vanta Connectivity USB cable; optional wireless LAN (Wireless LAN)
Tube Voltage 40 kV
Tube Current 100 μA
User Interface Built-in touch screen or connected tablet
Instrument Dimensions 8.3 cm × 28.9 cm × 24.2 cm (3.25 in. × 11.4 in. × 9.5 in.)
Sample Chamber 12.4 cm × 24.8 cm × 15.6 cm (4.9 in. × 6.1 in. × 9.75 in.)
Footprint 70 cm (27.5 in.) height, 52 cm (20.5 in.) width, 37.5 cm (14.75 in.) depth


Olympus IMS

Products used for this application
The Vanta™ handheld XRF analyzer series are our newest and most powerful handheld XRF devices, delivering rapid, accurate element analysis for customers who demand laboratory-quality results in the field. The analyzers are built tough, with an IP55 or IP54 rating, and drop tested for greater uptime and a lower cost of ownership.
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