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Metal Analyzers

    • ChemLite™ Laser Aluminum Analyzer (Model 4235)
      The patented* ChemLite™ Laser Aluminum Analyzer provides fast metals identification and analysis for Al-, Ti-, and Mg- metals.
    • ChemLite™ Plus Laser Metals Analyzer 4240
      The ChemLite™ Plus Metals Analyzer measures aluminum, magnesium, titanium, iron, copper and nickel in as little as 1 second. This latest model of ChemLite features greater sensitivity and more accurate readings, with improved limits of detection.

    The ChemLite™ Plus LIBS Metals Analyzer incorporates new, high-performance hardware for measuring aluminum, magnesium, titanium, iron, copper and nickel. You'll get faster measurements in as little as 1 second and higher sensitivity and more accurate readings with improved limits of detection with the same great features as our original instrument. The best in LIBS metals analysis just got better!


    Ergonomically designed, industrially-hardened, and inherently safe (no eye-hazardous lasers or X-rays), the patented ChemLite™ Laser Analyzers are a revolution in handheld metals analysis. Using LIBS, or laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, ChemLites identify base metals and alloying elements accurately in as little as 1 second with point-and-shoot convenience. Its improved limits of detection are the lowest of any handheld LIBS device on the market. The ChemLite Plus is the only LIBS device on the market with the following features.


    superior perfomance

    ChemLite LIBS Metal Analyzers offer unmatched quantification with low limits of detection, down to 0.001%, for better distinction of close alloys and confident identification of specific alloys. Quickly and accurately measure alloying elements, like Si, Mg, Li,in non-ferrous metals and Aluminum alloys. Easily separate AA6061 vs. AA6063, AA7050 vs. AA 7075, and AA2014 vs. AA2024. Quantify Al in Ti 6-4.  With high accuracy and high precision, trust ChemLite analyzers to provide you with the right analysis.

    • Detects lithium in aluminum at 0.0001% or 1ppm
    • Detects beryllium in copper at 0.001% or 10ppm
    • Built in calibrations for Al, Mg, Cu, Fe, Ti and Ni for on-the-spot elemental concentration measurement

    The Chemlite Plus comes with spectrum logging and downloading capability. With ChemLite Plus, researchers can:

    • Measure and save spectra of any material in the field, and download later for analysis. 
    • Export spectra to .CSV files for use with Excel or Chemometrics platform. 
    • Develop new calibrations specific to your applications. 

    Our patented ChemLite LIBS Metal Analyzers are Class 1M laser devices. They're considered safe for all uses, including analysis of small and irregular pieces and turnings, without additional safety precautions. 

    • No protective eyewear.
    • No Laser Safety Officer (LSO) 
    • No special training 
    • No annual paperwork, licensing, regulatory expenses 
    • No liability 

    Note that other LIBS devices that use a 1064 nm laser are Class 3B laser products and considered inherently hazardous and require the safety precautions highlighted above.



    ChemLite LIBS metal analyzers maintain sensitive analysis of metals without the need for argon purge gas. TSI invested in superior hardware and LIBS engineering experience in order to develop a high-performance, argon-free product. Ultimately, without argon, ChemLite analyzers still show the most precise aluminum and light metal alloy identification with the lowest limits of detection for a LIBS analyzer.  

    • No explosive hazard
    • No consumable costs
    • No mechanical failures
    • No downtime changing argon
    • No inventory costs storing argon
    • No logistics issues ordering argon

    ChemLite analyzers boasts a 5" color touchscreen, the largest of any handheld LIBS device. Detailed data is available at a glance, including a top ten alloy match list and graphical comparison to alloy definitions. See all of your alloying elements of interest on one screen, in legible font  sizes, without the need to swipe or scroll. Obtain fast metals ID and analysis for light metals and alloying elements with the quickness and ease of a point-and-shoot device and the familiarity of a smartphone.


    ChemLite Laser Analyzers features  built-in cleaning mode that burns away contamination on “dirty” samples to ensure accurate measurements. Pre-burns are part of every measurement.


    spot size

    ChemLite analyzers have the largest spot size of any handheld LIBS device. At 200µm, compared to 50µm instruments, this means a 16-times larger sampling area.

    This larger sampling area provides a more representative, precise measurement, and eliminates the need for complex rastering. Our analyzers have no moving parts, optical or otherwise, that may make other handheld LIBS instruments prone to mechanical failures.

    • No rastering needed
    • No moving parts


    ChemLite analyzers now feature an improved Fe-calibration in Al-base.

    • Measure Fe in Al down to 0.01%
    • Obtain high accuracy Fe readings for both Al scrap valuations and for QC of engineered Al products
    • Still no argon required

    Chemlite Plus supports applications outside of metal analysis including archeology, mining, and geology, for example, to determine provenance of material. The Chemlite is a portable, easy-to-use platform for LIBS applications in the field. Request a demo to try the ChemLite for yourself!

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    See it for Yourself


    Contact us to request a quote or to schedule a hands-on demonstration of the ChemLite Laser Metals Analyzer with one of our representatives!

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    regulation free

    Unlike XRF devices, our ChemLite analyzers are completely regulation-free. Avoid the annual costs, liability, and hassles that come with owning and operating an X-ray analyzer and switch to a ChemLite laser instrument today!

    NOW AVAILABLE! ChemLite Field Standardization Kit

    ChemLite Field Kit

    Fine tune your ChemLite™ Analyzer to ensure peak performance with an easy-to-use, conveniently packaged standardization kit that includes Standards Manager Software and Arconic Certified Reference Materials (CRMs).

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    Titanium Analysis with the ChemLite

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    Fast Ti-scrap identification and accurate quantitative analysis of revert scrap is now available with the ChemLite Metals Analyzer.

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    Laser faq

    Learn more about the benefits and cost savings of owning a ChemLite Class 1M Laser product over more hazardous Class 3B instruments

    ChemLite Eye Safe Laser Technology »

    QualityGuard Service Plans


    Contact us about our Repair and Preventative Maintenance Service Plans.  Our plans even cover accidental drop!

    ChemLite Customization Software: Alloy Manager

    Alloy Mgr

    Our software allows users to define and upload custom alloy definitions, allowing for greater customization of their ChemLite analyzer to better meet the needs of your operation.

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