Design features for product consistency

  • High-capacity sample bed with a high-speed sample changer, ideal for medium to high sample throughput
  • Unrivalled analytical sensitivity at unprecedented speeds with superior detectors and counting electronics
  • Outlier detection and process control with Statistical Process Control software - ideal for traceability and accreditation
  • Continuous full-power operation for enhanced stability and repeatability
  • Ready for automated environments

Advanced software and unique application solutions

  • The latest version of our renowned SuperQ software features a new, streamlined user interface, advanced matrix correction algorithms, such as tertiary fluorescence, integration of ED deconvolution and integrated intelligence with the Virtual Analyst
  • Type Standardization - a software module for SuperQ that allows users to add type standards to applications for automatic correction of results within user-defined limits
  • 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
  • Cu-base - a carefully selected set of reference samples to set up calibrations for the analysis of copper-base metals, such as: 
  • • bronze (standard, aluminium, phosphor and leaded) 
  • • brass (standard, alloyed and leaded)
  • LAS - a carefully selected set of reference samples to set up calibrations for the dedicated analysis of low alloy steel

Upgrade packages to meet every challenge

The modular design of the Zetium platform allows optimization of the Metals edition through the addition of upgrade packages that deliver tangible benefits:

  • SumXcore - for reduction in analysis times and identification of unexpected elements in production samples
  • Small Spot Mapping - ideal for the analysis of inclusions for process troubleshooting
  • Speed & throughput - for faster sample analysis
  • Robustness & uptime - for tough environments
  • Flexibility - to accomodate sample size variations
  • Performance enhancement - for superior sensitivity

Zetium Metals edition

The Metals edition, like all Zetium spectrometers, delivers reliable analytical performance regardless of the application and excels in areas related to production control and R&D in metals, such as:

• Iron, nickel and cobalt alloys 

• Copper, aluminum and titanium alloys 

• Iron and steel

• Precious metals 

• Soldering alloys 

• Scrap metals and unknown materials 

• Slags

• Raw materials

• Single layer or multi-layer coatings

Basic configuration highlightsPerformance upgradesBenefits
One application of choice between:
Additional applications of choiceUnique pre-calibration modules or calibration sets to enable accurate elemental analysis of a wide range of sample types, ideal for the metal manufacture, from process to quality control
No-drift SST R-mAX 
2.4 kW X-ray tube
Maximum uptime with minimum monitor correction
3 or 4 kW X-ray tubeFaster results and lower detection limits in the same measurement time
Curved crystals for faster resultsUp to 30% more intensity in the same measurement time
Shorter measurement time to achieve required limits
H-Per channelsSimultaneous measurement of up to two light elements (B, C, N, Na, Mg) to minimize total analysis time
SumXcoreFaster results in tandem with the WD functionality
Detect unexpected changes in composition
Small spot mappingUnique compositional mapping with the ED core, for fast and accurate determination of compositional trends and heterogeneities

The metals edition of Zetium

Standards (Reference materials)


The NiFeCo module and setup samples are ideal for calibrating the Zetium spectrometer for the analysis of high temperature steels and super alloys.    


Accurate elemental analysis of Cu metals


‘Copper-base’ (Cu-base) is a term used to describe a range of alloys where Cu is the principal component. In order to make the materials suitable for different applications (e.g. the manufacture of coinage, bells, a wide range of mechanical equipment and electrical wiring), Cu is normally alloyed with elements such as Sn, Zn, Ni, Al, and Pb. During the production process fast chemical analysis is needed to minimize errors in production and to maximize production yield. The Cu-base-FP package (including applicable calibration standards) covers the analysis of this wide range of Cu alloys by using the Fundamental Parameter (FP) model.

Low alloy steel analysis with PANalytical XRF spectrometers

Excel your analysis with Malvern Panalytical’s pre-calibrated solutions


Low alloy steels are widely used for the production of pipes, automotive and aerospace bodies, railway lines and offshore and onshore structural engineering plates. High-strength low alloy steel is used in these areas due to its corrosion resistance properties. Low alloy steels tipically contain less than 10% alloying elements (C, Mn, Cr, Ni, Mo, V and Si combined). Accurate and fast elemental analysis is a critical requirement during the production of steel. It is not only required for compliance with quality standards, but it also enables the steel producer to save costs in an increasingly competitive environment.

To address the needs of the steel making industry with regard to speed and flexibility in analysis, Malvern Panalytical X-ray sequential and simultaneous spectrometers Zetium and Axios FAST can be delivered pre-calibrated with a low alloy steel (LAS) package. The pre-calibrated solution is based on more than 90 certified reference materials (CRMs) covering for a wide elemental range of up to 21 elements and four monitor samples for drift- and sample preparation correction.


Accurate wide-range oxide analysis of minerals

The success of any application is dependent on the quality of the calibration standards used. Finding high quality standards in the required analytical range is not only challenging but in most cases extremely expensive. Making synthetic standards is a viable solution but requires significant expertise and time.

Malvern Panalytical offers WROXI, which is a set of synthetic standards, together with an application setup for the Zetium XRF spectrometer as a simple solution. The standards enable calibrations for twenty-one major elements in the analysis of oxide materials based on fused beads. These cover a wide range of geological material compositions. The WROXI standards set is suited for a wide variety of materials, including: silicates, carbonates, phosphates, rocks, soils, iron ores, manganese ores, cements.

• Simple sample preparation
• High accuracy and precision
• Good to excellent detection limits