Epsilon 1 is a star-performing benchtop XRF instrument for the analysis of ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, iridium, and platinum in pharmaceutical materials.

The obtained concentrations for all five elements in comparison with ICP data demonstrate excellent accuracy and precision.

Non-destructive analysis

The measurements are carried out directly on the loose powders with little to no sample preparation. Since XRF is a non-destructive technique, the sample can also be measured subsequently by other analytical techniques, if required.
Non-destructive analysis

IQ and OQ documentation

The Epsilon 1 for pharmaceutical catalysts includes installation qualification and operation qualification procedures. These procedures are instrument verification and validation procedures required by companies to meet good laboratory practice (GLP), good manufacturing practice (GMP) and FDA 21 CFR Part 11 regulations.
IQ and OQ documentation

Maximum sensitivity

The thin-window Ag anode X-ray tube, designed and manufactured by PANalytical, ensures high quality and sensitivity. The 50 kV X-ray tube and generator are ideal for exciting higher energy elements like ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, resulting in faster analysis times and higher accuracy.
Maximum sensitivity

Self-contained system

A built-in computer running Microsoft Windows 7 with powerful CPU and 120 GB hard drive ensures flexibility to store and handle thousands of results. The high-resolution, 10.4” LCD touch screen is ideal for easy walk-up operation.
Self-contained system

Spillage protection

In order to shield the delicate heart of the system from spillage, a protection foil is in place. In case of spillage, the foil can be replaced easily by the operator.
Spillage protection
Sample handlingX-ray tubeDetectorSoftware features
Highly repeatable sample positioningHigh-stability ceramic side windowHigh resolution, typical 135 eVOperator mode with big buttons for easy operation
Typical 100 milligrams of loose powder50 micrometer thin window (Be) for higher intensities8 micrometer thin window (Be) for higher intensitiesAdvanced mode with many features
Spillage protection against powders and liquidsMax. voltage of 50 kV, ideal for ruthenium, rhodium and palladium analysisHigh count rate detector capacity for faster analysisEnhanced Data Security(EDS) option


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