Member since: 2020
Organization: Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations, A Glencore Company
Application Area: Mining - Smelter process control
"The Zetium Ultimate by Malvern Panalytical is a top of the line X-ray instrument that produces very fast and accurate results. Once calibrated, the instrument is very user-friendly and training numerous operators to carry out process analyses on a 24/7 basis has been very straightforward. Although we experienced a number of commissioning bugs (early production unit) and a tube stability issue, Panalytical continued to work with us, stepped up to ensure these issues were resolved and made things right. At times, over the past few years, there didn't seem to be enough Service Engineers to go around but I have been assured that this is being addressed. I would recommend this instrument."
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The Ultimate edition of the Zetium spectrometer represents the most advanced configuration in the Zetium family. The combination of WD and ED core and innovative technologies delivers analytical excellence in every situation, from R&D laboratories to high-throughput production facilities.
The Ultimate edition is pre-configured to deliver unrivaled sensitivity across the periodic table with thin-window, high-power tube technology, laterally curved crystals and unique detector technology, saving time and increasing sample throughput in busy laboratories.
The Ultimate edition also features Omnian, our market-leading standardless analysis module, for the qualitative and quantitative elemental analysis of unknown materials or materials where calibration samples are not readily available. In addition the inclusion of the SumXcore delivers significant advantages for conventional applications, such as reduced analytical times, identification of unexpected elements and spectrum archiving.
Addition of the small spot analysis and mapping option using the ED core allows practical, time-efficient data acquisition. The entire spectrum measured by the ED core at every spot significantly reduces measurement times and allows for standardless quantitative data capture.
Sensitivity and throughput
High-capacity sample bed with a high-speed sample changer and continuous loading, ideal for high sample throughput
The 4 kW SST R-mAX50 Rh tube with CHI-BLUE coating delivers superior light-element excitation, without sacrificing robustness
A combination of flat, curved and multi-layer crystals for enhanced sensitivity across the periodic table provides calibration standards for the analysis of RoHS elements and petroleum products.
Ease of use
User-friendly software with integrated intelligence for novice and advanced users
The latest version of our renowned SuperQ software features a new, streamlined user interface, advanced matrix correction algorithms, integration of ED deconvolution and small spot mapping, and integrated intelligence with the Virtual Analyst
The Omnian standardless analysis software and pre-calibration allows you to analyze unknown materials or materials where no calibration standards are available
Our entire range of application modules is compatible with the Ultimate edition, some favorites include:
Stratos - for the qualitative and quantitatve analysis of layered materials, such as semiconductors, without the need for in-type calibration samples
Pro-Trace delivers unrivalled trace element analysis of up to 44 elements in geological materials, without the need to determine major element concentrations first
NiFeCo - a special set of samples developed to transfer calibrations based on more than 120 certified reference materials (CRMs) for accurate analysis of special steels, high-temperature alloys and super alloys
Upgrades and packages
Customized solutions to meet your needs:
Speed & throughput - for faster sample analysis
Robustness & uptime - for tough environments
Flexibility - to accomodate sample size variations
Performance enhancement - for superior sensitivity