Built on the experience and success of the proven Epsilon 3 range of XRF spectrometers, the Epsilon 4 is a multi-functional benchtop XRF analyzer 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.
Epsilon 4 Anywhere
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.
Value beyond analysis
Energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer for the elemental analysis range from carbon (C) to americium (Am) and the concentration range from sub-ppm to 100 wt%.
Use Omnian for standardless analysis, use FingerPrint for material testing when analysis speed is important or use Stratos for a rapid, simple and non-destructive analysis of coatings, surface layers and multi-layered structures. One could also use Enhanced Data Security which supports compliancy with regulations like FDA 21 CFR Part 11 or use Oil-Trace for quantifying fuel-biofuel mixtures to fresh and used lubricating oils.
Ready for any sample type
The Epsilon 4 handles a wide variety of sample types, including solids, pressed and loose powders, liquids and filters. It performs non-destructive quantitative analysis of elements from carbon (C) fluorine to americium (Am), in concentrations from 100% down to sub-ppm levels, on samples weighing anything from a few milligrams to kilograms.
The Epsilon 4 is a robust and reliable alternative to conventional systems for a wide variety of industries and applications, even when light element analysis is of outmost importance, including: cement production, mining, mineral beneficiation, iron, steel and non-ferrous metals, RoHS screening and quantification, petroleum and petrochemicals, polymers and related industries, glass production, forensics, pharmaceuticals, healthcare products, environmental, food and cosmetics.
Epsilon 4 is a highly flexible analytical tool available in a 10-Watt version for elemental analysis (F – Am) in areas from R&D through to process control. For even higher sample throughput or extended light-element capabilities and in more challenging environments a 15-Watt version is available, which can even analyze carbon, nitrogen and oxygen.
Epsilon 4 instruments combine the latest excitation and detection technologies with state-of-the-art analysis software. The 15-Watt X-ray tube in combination with the high current (3 mA), latest silicon drift detector SDD30 together with the compact design of the optical path, deliver even better analytical performance than 50-Watt power EDXRF and even benchtop WDXRF systems - with the added bonus of power efficiency.
Fast and sensitive
Fast measurements are achieved by using the latest silicon drift detector technology that produces significantly higher intensities.
Unique detector electronics enable a linear count rate capacity to over 1,500,000 cps (at 50% dead time) and a count rate independent resolution typically better than 135 eV for better separation of analytical lines in the spectrum. This allows the Epsilon 4 spectrometer to run at full power and therefore realizes a much higher sample throughput compared to traditional EDXRF benchtop instruments.
Reduce helium consumption
The high performance of Epsilon 4 enables many applications to be operated in air atmosphere, without longer overhead time and costs involved for helium or maintenance of vacuum system. When measuring in air, low-energy X-ray photons characteristic of sodium, magnesium and aluminium, are sensitive to variations in air pressure and temperature. Built-in temperature and air-pressure sensors compensate for these environmental variations, ensuring excellent results whatever the weather.
Enhanced data security
The Enhanced Data Security option for the Epsilon system software helps you strengthen your audit trail, minimize the risk of error, and prove that your XRF instrument is working as expected. Capabilities include advanced user management, action logging and data protection.
|Sample handling||X-ray tube||Detector||Software|
|10-position removable sample changer||Metal-ceramic side window for maximum stability||High-resolution silicon drift detector (SDD), typically 135 eV @ Mn-Kα||Elemental screening with Omnian standardless analysis solution|
|Spectrometer can accommodate samples up to 52 mm (2 inch) in diameter||50 micrometers thin beryllium window for high sensitivity for light elements (Na, Mg, Al, Si)||Max count rate of 1,500,000 counts/s at 50% dead time||PASS/FAIL analysis with FingerPrint solution|
|Spinner is included for better accuracy of air filter analysis||Ag anode X-ray tube for best performance of P, S and Cl analysis||Thin-entrance detector window for high sensitivity||Enhanced Data Security for regulated environments|
|Large sample mode for analyzing bigger samples up to 10 cm in height||Stratos for multi-layered samples|
|One flexible calibration for wear metals in fresh and used lubricating oils using Oil-Trace|
Standards (Reference materials)
Epsilon software is the XRF analysis software platform that is used with PANalytical’s range of Epsilon 1 and Epsilon 4 benchtop EDXRF systems.
Omnian software enables users to achieve the best possible analysis when dedicated methods or certified standards do not exist.
A FingerPrint software module combined with an Epsilon EDXRF system is ideal for material testing when analysis speed is important but the actual composition is not of interest.
Solutions to maximize the return on your investment
To assure that your instrument remains in top condition and performs on the highest level, Malvern Panalytical offers a wide range of services. Our expertise and support services assure an optimal functioning of your instrument.
Service for a lifetime
- Phone and remote support
- Preventive maintenance and checkups
- Flexible Customer Care Agreements
- Performance certificates
- Hardware and software upgrades
- Local and global support
Adding value to your processes
- Sample preparation development/optimization
- Analytical methodologies
- Turnkey solutions for XRD
- Operations via IQ/OQ/PQ, quality assurance (GLP, ISO17025) or round robins/inter laboratory studies
- Automation of lab processes
- Consultancy services
Training and education
- Training on-site or at our competence centers
- Broad range of basic and advanced courses on products, applications and software
Analytical services and calibration materials
- Expert (XRF) analyses services
- Oxides and trace analysis
- Customized calibration materials