In the cement, mining, ferrous, and non-ferrous industries there is a constant need to reduce the costs of laboratory analyses, while optimizing the quality and reliability of the analytical process. This requires advanced laboratory automation and process control solutions. Reducing costs and optimizing quality for industry. Malvern Panalytical, the world's leading supplier of analytical equipment, has a dedicated team of process control experts. To reduce costs and optimize quality for industry, the process control team offers a complete spectrum of laboratory automation and information systems including sample transportation, preparation, analysis and results processing. Control of the systems is performed with the SamTracs control system. Presentation and results processing is done using the dedicated LIMS package SPARCS.

The automated laboratory, a complete solution

Within an automated laboratory, complete sample preparation, analysis processes and sample transportation to and within the laboratory, can be mechanized and computerized. Results can be merged, validated and distributed with little or no human intervention. This leads to higher repeatability, smaller tolerances and lower costs for you analysis requirements.

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System capabilities

Every automated laboratory solution is optimized to individual customer needs. In general the following steps are considered for a complete solution: Pre-send sample treatment, sample transport, sample preparation and finally sample analysis and results distribution. Equipment requirements vary from ‘single-line', with one preparation machine coupled to one analysis system, to multiple-line solutions where a number of preparation machines are coupled to multiple analysis systems in a redundant fashion.

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Developing the optimal automation solution

Malvern Panalytical works with carefully selected project partners with specialist expertise, chosen in cooperation with the customer. Not only the partners’ technical capabilities but also their support, service, spare parts and all other factors that contribute to reliable backup are considered. By being thorough, Malvern Panalytical is able to develop reliable and robust solutions specifically tailored to the needs of individual clients. All preparation for possible automation investments is executed in an interactive way with the customer, assuring maximum fit to your processes and maximum value generation for your business.

Automation services

When the decision is taken to automate your laboratory, Malvern Panalytical can provide you with additional services in order to make the transition more easy and fluent. In order to calculate the performance and throughput of the chosen solution up front we can offer you laboratory simulation services with our simulation suit, yielding throughput statistics on the laboratory design. Further we are specialized in re-using existing machines and instruments in new automation setups. Reverse engineering of unknown or undocumented automation interfaces is one of the possibilities to make all this possible. Addition of new interfaces are also possible to some extent, rendering unautomatable units automatable.

Legacy systems

When building a new automated laboratory or adapting an existing one, it is sometimes necessary to incorporate an existing machine into the new setup. When these machines are a bit older, the information pertaining to the machine might be lost or incomplete and the support from the original supplier might be hard to get. In order to counter this, Malvern Panalytical has invested in knowledge to circumvent these problems. Automation interfaces of existing machines can be reverse engineered with our tools, rendering the machine usable in future setups again. Further, mechanically changing and/or upgrading machines is also a possibility to get a unit in working condition again.

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Download leaflets:

Leaflet Turnkey Metals Automation - Arcelor Mittal

Leaflet Small automation for polymers – Teijin Aramid

Leaflet Fully integrated solution - Charge correction

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XRD made easy

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Measurement Crystal structure determination, Phase identification, Phase quantification
X-ray tube anode material Cu /Co (option)
Technology X-ray Diffraction (XRD)

Epsilon Xflow

Epsilon Xflow

Direct insight in your production process

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Measurement Elemental analysis
Elemental range Na-Am
Resolution (Mn-Ka) 135eV
LLD 1 ppm - 100%
Sample throughput on-line/ continuous
Technology X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF)

Zetium

Zetium

Elemental excellence

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Measurement Thin film metrology, Elemental analysis, Contaminant detection and analysis, Elemental quantification
Elemental range Be-U
Resolution (Mn-Ka) 35eV
LLD 0.1 ppm - 100%
Sample throughput Up to - 240per 8h day
Technology X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (WDXRF)

Axios FAST

Axios FAST

High sample throughput

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Measurement Thin film metrology, Elemental analysis, Elemental quantification
Elemental range Be-U
Resolution (Mn-Ka) 35eV
LLD 0.1 ppm - 100%
Sample throughput Up to - 480per 8h day
Technology X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (WDXRF)

Epsilon 4

Epsilon 4

Fast and accurate at-line elemental analysis

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Measurement Thin film metrology, Elemental analysis, Contaminant detection and analysis, Elemental quantification
Elemental range C-Am
Resolution (Mn-Ka) 135eV
LLD 1 ppm - 100%
Sample throughput Up to - 160per 8h day
Technology X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF)

Insitec range

Insitec range

Robust, reliable, real-time particle sizing

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Measurement Particle size
Particle size range 0.1µm - 2500µm
Technology Light Scattering, Laser Diffraction
Dispersion type Wet, Dry, Spray, Wet and Dry

Zetasizer AT

Zetasizer AT

On-line particle size analyzer for nano-scale processes

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Measurement Particle size
Particle size range 0.3nm - 10µm
Technology Dynamic Light Scattering

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Zetasizer WT

On-line zeta potential analyzer for water treatment processes

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Measurement Zeta potential
Temperature range 0°C - 40°C
Technology Electrophoretic Light Scattering

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XRD made easy

Epsilon Xflow

Epsilon Xflow

Direct insight in your production process

Zetium

Zetium

Elemental excellence

Axios FAST

Axios FAST

High sample throughput

Epsilon 4

Epsilon 4

Fast and accurate at-line elemental analysis

Insitec range

Insitec range

Robust, reliable, real-time particle sizing

Zetasizer AT

Zetasizer AT

On-line particle size analyzer for nano-scale processes

Zetasizer WT

Zetasizer WT

On-line zeta potential analyzer for water treatment processes

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Measurement Crystal structure determination, Phase identification, Phase quantification Elemental analysis Thin film metrology, Elemental analysis, Contaminant detection and analysis, Elemental quantification Thin film metrology, Elemental analysis, Elemental quantification Thin film metrology, Elemental analysis, Contaminant detection and analysis, Elemental quantification Particle size Particle size Zeta potential
X-ray tube anode material Cu /Co (option)              
Elemental range   Na-Am Be-U Be-U C-Am      
Resolution (Mn-Ka)   135eV 35eV 35eV 135eV      
LLD   1 ppm - 100% 0.1 ppm - 100% 0.1 ppm - 100% 1 ppm - 100%      
Sample throughput   on-line/ continuous Up to - 240per 8h day Up to - 480per 8h day Up to - 160per 8h day      
Particle size range           0.1µm - 2500µm 0.3nm - 10µm  
Temperature range               0°C - 40°C
Technology X-ray Diffraction (XRD) X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (WDXRF) X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (WDXRF) X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) Light Scattering, Laser Diffraction Dynamic Light Scattering Electrophoretic Light Scattering
Dispersion type           Wet, Dry, Spray, Wet and Dry    

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Epsilon Xflow

Zetium

Axios FAST

Epsilon 4

Insitec range

Zetasizer AT

Zetasizer WT

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XRD made easy

Direct insight in your production process

Elemental excellence

High sample throughput

Fast and accurate at-line elemental analysis

Robust, reliable, real-time particle sizing

On-line particle size analyzer for nano-scale processes

On-line zeta potential analyzer for water treatment processes

More details More details More details More details More details More details More details More details
Technology
X-ray Diffraction (XRD)
Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF)
Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (WDXRF)
Laser Diffraction
Dynamic Light Scattering
Electrophoretic Light Scattering