The total solution consists of an Epsilon 1 instrument with user software, factory pre-calibrated for Pd, Pt, Rh, Ru and Ir in pharmaceutical materials, a set of calibration setup samples, IQ and OQ documents, and a starting kit for preparing the first 500 loose powder samples. In addition, the Enhanced Data Security (EDS) software option is available for Epsilon 1. It is specifically designed for GMP and GLP environments and supports the user to comply with FDA 21 CFR Part 11.
The Epsilon 1 is a fully integrated energy dispersive XRF analyzer and consists of a spectrometer, built-in computer and analysis software. Powered by the latest advances in excitation and detection technology the Epsilon 1 is a star performer in the low-cost benchtop instrument class. The efficient 15 Watt X-ray tube not only enables a detailed quantification of restricted toxic elements like cadmium, bromine, lead, chromium and mercury at low levels, but also light elements like sodium, magnesium, aluminum and chlorine can be analyzed.
The ADPOL module comprises of:
The NiFeCo-FP module comprises of:
Version 2.3, running under all versions of Microsoft Windows from XP to Windows 10.
The Axios FAST spectrometer is equipped with PANalytical’s advanced SST-mAX X-ray tube. SST-mAX features groundbreaking ZETA technology, which eliminates the effects of X-ray tube aging – by far the largest contributor to instrument drift especially for light elements. This ensures that ‘new tube’ performance is maintained throughout the tube’s lifetime and there is no need for recalibration over long periods of time. Together with the 4 kW output this results in maintaining the highest sensitivities and lowest detection limits for light elements over time. Axios FAST simultaneous WDXRF spectrometer is extremely flexible. Its configuration will be customized to meet the highest demands of the industry for accuracy and speed.
Analysis is conducted without operator intervention and data can be transmitted to a laboratory information management system (LIMS). The on-screen reporting is easy to interpret for regular operators, green indicates positive matches, red indicates mismatches. Principal component analysis (PCA) in combination with cluster analysis are powerful tools for automated fingerprinting applications.
RoboRiet runs unattended and stand-alone from a special memory stick. The HighScore Plus software (same version as the RoboRiet version) is required in order to set up and to test the refinements. The scripting feature of HighScore Plus is used to set up the customized reports and cannot be used stand-alone for automation projects.
Although the software contains all features needed to obtain accurate results, it can also be augmented to meet advanced analytical requirements while keeping the usability for routine operators simple. Designed for the most stringent analytical protocols, Epsilon benchtop software includes a wealth of expandable optional modules. Current version: 1.1
Reference databases for phase identification can be installed on all supported Microsoft Windows operating systems. The database sizes vary considerably, depending on release year and on database contents (with or without structural data, with or without experimental data, with more or less chemical and physical properties). PANalytical supports the yearly database releases without requiring software updates. Databases you can not directly read or convert yourself are issued once a year by PANalytical (PAN-ICSD and COD). The following search-match reference databases are supported by the HighScore software. They can be used either alone or in combination**: 1. PDF-4+, yearly releases by the ICDD: ca. 350,000 reference patterns; 250,000 with atomic coordinates; ca. 8.0 GB disk space (+ 2.0 GB for optimized access*). 2. PDF-2, yearly releases by the ICDD: ca 260,000 reference patterns; no atomic coordinates (but links to 150,000 NIST and ICSD patterns); ca 4.0 GB disk space (+ 1.0 GB for optimized access*) 3. PDF-4/Organics, yearly releases by the ICDD: ca. 500.000 reference patterns; 50,000 with atomic coordinates; ca 20 GB disk space (+ 3.0 GB for optimized access*). 4. PDF-4/Minerals, yearly releases by the ICDD: ca. 45,000 reference patterns; 30,000 with atomic coordinates; ca. 2.0 GB disk space (+ 1.0 GB for optimized access*). 5. PAN-ICSD, a unique product, yearly releases exclusively by PANalytical: ca. 180,000 reference patterns; 180,000 with atomic coordinates; ca. 1.5 GB disk space. 6. Free Crystallographic Open Database, yearly conversions from PANalytical on the COD website: > 300,000 reference patterns; >300,000 with atomic coordinates; available in two zipped downloads, ca. 4.0 GB disk space**. 7. Any number of user reference datatabases, either created in HighScore from experimental peak lists or with the Plus option from available structure data in CIF format. The following crystal structure databases are only supported by the Plus option for HighScore: 1. ICSD, inorganic crystal structures database from FIZ in Karlsruhe, Germany, 3 GB disk space 2. COD, free crystal structure database as a collection of CIF files, ca. 18 GB. (Note: These databases contain only crystal structure data and no reference patterns; they are NOT suitable for search-match purposes!) * Due to the license construction the original ICDD databases must be kept installed in their unconverted format, next to the converted format which enables a much faster access from HighScore. This requires some additional space on the hard disk. ** ICDD does not allow the use of their database products in combination with the COD database.