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Customer case 1

The Anton Paar DCS 350 domed cooling stage is a stage accessory that has been designed for non-ambient XRD studies that require sample positioning and/or alignment in sample height, tilt or rotation. The DCS 350 is designed for flat solid samples with a maximum diameter of 25 mm. An X-ray transparent dome is available to facilitate measurements in controlled atmospheres, such as low vacuum or in inert gases, to prevent unwanted chemical reactions. Standardly the temperature range for the DCS 350 is from room temperature up to 350 °C (623 K). With the additional low-temperature equipment, the temperature range can be extended down to -100 °C (173 K). The DCS 350 is fully integrated in Data Collector. Measurements can be performed using Data Collector’s non-ambient batch programs. You can design your complete experiment by defining temperature profiles with desired heating and cooling rates. Moreover z-height compensation tables are available that correct automatically for the expansion of the Anton Paar sample holder (Ni plated Cu alloy) during non-ambient experiments. The DCS 350 stage is now available for mounting on top of the Empyrean three-axes cradle.

Lubricating oils

Value beyond compliance Speeding up engine test while maintaining product quality are essential industry requirement for producers of lubricating oils. Compliance to international test methods like ISO and ASTM is an essential industry requirement for elemental analysis of lubricating oils. For the Epsilon 4 this mandated compliancy is merely the starting point, but where the instrument really shines is the additional value it brings for many other analytical tasks in the production of lubricating oils. For example: • reduce errors of production by positive material identification • faster and more accurate dosage of expensive additives • supporting optimal blending efficiency of base oils and additives. All analyses performed by Epsilon 4 comply with the latest test methods and norms, like ASTM D7751 and ASTM D6481.

History and development

Already in 1919 Philips brought the first X-ray tube to the market and in 1945 the first X-ray diffractometer was developed, forming the basis for the founding of the X-ray analysis group within Philips. Under the name of ‘Philips Analytical’ we grew continuously and the successes of our X-ray diffractometers (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence spectrometers (XRF) have made us the world-leader in X-ray analysis equipment. In 2002, PANalytical was incorporated into Spectris as an autonomous operating business. Since 1 January 2017 PANalytical has merged its activities with Malvern Instruments, a UK-based provider of materials and biophysical characterization technology and also an operating company within the Materials Analysis segment of Spectris. We continue to be committed to leadership and innovation, customer satisfaction, safety, environmental health, ethical standards, integrity, fairness, trust and mutual respect. With the increasing demand for on-line systems for the analysis of materials running on conveyor belts, the Sodern PFTNA systems were added to the PANalytical offering palette in 2010. In 2013 ASD Inc. with solutions for remote sensing and mining applications based upon near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR) was incorporated in PANalytical. To complement our offerings for fused sample preparation equipment, Canadian ‘La Corporation Scientific Claisse Inc.’ (‘Claisse’) was added to the PANalytical group of companies in 2014. Currently we are the only analytical X-ray equipment supplier with own in-house development and manufacture of the X-ray tubes, the basis for the best analytical performance. We have over 1000 dedicated employees, are present in virtually all countries of the world, hold more than 250 patents and have research centers in Almelo and Eindhoven, the Netherlands and on the campus of the University of Sussex in Brighton (UK). Our fully equipped application laboratories are established in Japan, China, the United States, Brazil and the Netherlands.

Fast and accurate at-line elemental analysis

Built on the experience and success of the proven Epsilon 3 range of XRF spectrometers, the Epsilon 4 is a multi-functional instrument for any industry segment needing elemental analysis from fluorine (F) to americium (Am) in areas from R&D through to process control. Combining the latest excitation and detection technologies with mature software and smart design, the analytical performance of Epsilon 4 approaches that of more powerful and floor-standing XRF spectrometers. Due to its low infrastructural requirements, Epsilon 4 can be placed next to the production line anywhere in your process. Its high performance enables most applications to be operated at ambient conditions, reducing costs for helium or vacuum maintenance.

Our mission

Our mission is to enable people to get valuable insight into their materials and processes. Our customers can be found in virtually every industry segment, from building materials to pharmaceuticals and from metals and mining to nanomaterials. Together with our customers around the world, we are contributing greatly towards the drive for better housing, safer cars and airplanes, more effective medical therapies, easier and cheaper communications, and a healthier environment. Every day, billions of people use an incredible range of products that have been improved with the help of materials characterization through X-ray analysis and related techniques such as NIR and PFTNA.


Dare to step into a high-tech world with a strong focus on innovation. At PANalytical you will find ample room for self-confident, committed and client orientated people ready to take on the challenges offered by the company and its customers. Are you the one who is willing to share your talents and pride with your future colleagues? The PANalytical culture is open, friendly and approachable and offers a working environment with a wealth of opportunities for personal development. This is your chance to work in an relatively small, yet globally operating organization. We are outstanding as a dynamic company with a stable performance, developing and manufacturing high-quality, high-tech products. But above all, we value people. PANalytical, a company people love to work for.