Olympus Handheld XRF

Photo of Olympus Vanta XRF. Images used with permission from Evident Scientific

Uses X-rays to conduct spectroscopy in the field


Rugged Vanta C Series Handheld  X-ray Fluorescence spectrometer, perfect for rapid, accurate element analysis and identification in the field.

  • 4-watt X-ray tube with Rh W and Ag anode, 8-50kV
  • Silicon drift detector with automatic altitude and air density correction
  • Operating temperature range -10C to 50C

Kit contents

  • Vanta C series XRF
  • 2 batteries and charger
  • Docking station and accessories

Required skills & qualifications

  • Proof of radiation safety training and X-ray safety training
  • Written approval from your radiation safety officer
  • Proven experience with similar equipment (signed off by supervisor)
  • Full liability insurance

Additional considerations

  • User will need to provide completed radiation risk assessment
  • User must not be pregnant/breastfeeding while using this equipment
  • Equipment must be used in controlled lab
  • Only to be used by people named in hire agreement
  • Needs secure storage when not in use
  • Further training and support can be provided upon request

Daily hire cost inc. VAT


*Cost will vary dependent on the facility, support required, and duration of hire

**There is 1 available at University of Bristol, 1 available at RACE, and 1 available at University of Manchester


Olympus Handheld XRF is available at the following facilities:

  • University of Bristol, Fenswood Facility
    On Site Use & Delivery Available
  • RACE, Remote Applications in Challenging Environments
    On Site Use & Delivery Available
  • University of Manchester, RAICo One Whitehaven Facility
    On Site Use & Delivery Available