Bruker’s new CTX™ X-ray fluorescence (XRF) elemental analyser is a portable Counter Top XRF (CTX) instrument. The self-contained CTX weighs less than 7 kg and has a footprint of 14 cm wide. The CTX uses a 4 W X-ray source, a high-performance silicon drift detector (SDD), as well as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB connectivity. The CTX’s touchscreen user interface provides measurement control and results display. Additionally, Bruker’s Toolbox PC software enables remote operation of the CTX and optional PC software includes Artax™ for advanced qualitative, semi-quantitative composition analysis, as well as EasyCal™ for user-defined empirical correlations. The CTX is available in several configurations optimised for different industries and applications, such as minerals and mining, food safety and agriculture, pharmaceutical raw materials, precious metals, polymers and marine fuel oil analysis. It is specifically designed for applications which require sample preparation and/or sample presentation in a cup or bag, as well as for small samples and samples which require measurement times of more than a few seconds. While the CTX was primarily designed for deployment in mobile and field labs, it is also well suited to central labs and on the factory floor for quick pre-screening or routine analysis, and as a back-up for larger XRF or ICP/AA systems.