Epsilon 1 for automotive catalysts recycling

Looking for an easy but accurate solution?

Want to get better accuracy and precision from your handheld XRF spectrometer, while keeping your workflow as simple as possible? Our Epsilon 1 ED-XRF spectrometer is here for you.

Epsilon 1 produces precise, accurate data – quickly, cost-effectively, and with minimal operator involvement or sample preparation. It’s set up for Pd, Pt, and Rh analysis directly from the factory, so you can get started straight away. And the spectrometer is designed for ultra-safe operations and reproducible sample positioning. Plus, with its compact, robust design, all you need is a regular main connection!

This easy operation makes Epsilon 1 the ideal choice for high-quality, on-site XRF analysis.

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Epsilon 1 will be pre-calibrated in the factory for analyzing of Pt, Pd and Rh in spent automotive catalytic convertors. Put loose powder in a sample cup and measure directly. 

The accuracy of the method is validated by measuring Certified Reference Materials. The results clearly demonstrate the capability of Epsilon 1 for the analysis of valuable precious metals Pt, Rh and Pd in catalytic converters. 

Sample name (repeats) Compounds Certified conc. Average conc. RMS Rel. RMS (%)
NIST 2556 (20x) Pt (ppm) 697.4 +/- 6.3 695.6 7.2 1.1
Rh (ppm) 51.2 +\- 0.5 53.9 2.0 3.7
Pd (ppm) 326 +/- 1.6 322.8 7.2 2.2
NIST 2557 (20x) Pt (ppm) 1131 +/- 1.9 1189.6 13.2 1.1
Rh (ppm) 135.1 +/- 1.9 141.6 2.2 1.6
Pd (ppm) 233.2 +/- 1.9 236.9 3.6 1.5
ERM-EB504a (5x) Pt (ppm) 1414 +/- 9.0 1424.8 5.1 0.4
Rh (ppm) 210 +/- 2.2 216.2 2.3 1.1
Pd (ppm) 1596 +/- 11 1675.1 18.3 1.1
FLX 133 (5x) Pt (ppm) 465 +/- 32 462.1 4.0 0.9
Rh (ppm) 242 +/- 4 237.6 4.0 1.7
Pd (ppm) 1075 +/- 33 1093.8 15.3 1.4


Factory calibrated

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Operator friendly

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X-ray shielded

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High level of trust

Guaranteed maximum safety

All Malvern Panalytical X-ray solutions are designed according to the strict regulations of regulatory bodies. The Epsilon 1 tabletop system shields its users against X-rays during analysis. 

You’ll have peace of mind in the lab thanks to a unique internal interlocked enclosure providing complete radiation protection, deserving its Vollshutz classification. No need to worry about safety as the system is fully enclosed and completely safe.

Guaranteed maximum safety

Be Flexible

Sometimes, it’s just not possible or worthwhile to calibrate all your sample types. Perhaps there are no standards, or those that are available are too expensive. But you can still use a generic method to analyze the elemental composition of a single sample. Even better – this method is available on our Epsilon 1 XRF benchtops.

How does this work? By using our standardless Omnian software! Combining twenty generic samples with the power of physics, Omnian can quantify elemental composition for a wide variety of sample types – including polymers and liquids. 

Be Flexible

Self-contained system

A built-in computer running Microsoft Windows 10 with a 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.

To operate the analyzer, plug into a standard mains connection, and it is ready to power on. 

Self-contained system

Easy communication

USB and network connections for standard computer peripherals support extended use, application development, and seated operator.

Easy communication

Spillage protection

A spillage protection foil is in place to shield the delicate heart of the system. In case of spillage, the foil can be replaced easily by the operator.

Spillage protection


Standards (Reference materials)


Accurate elemental analysis of RoHS restricted materials


Accurate analysis by XRF of toxic elements in polymers and plastics


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Epsilon software

Epsilon software is the XRF analysis software platform that is used with PANalytical’s range of Epsilon 1 and Epsilon 4 benchtop EDXRF systems.

Epsilon software


The software provides a rapid, simple and non-destructive means of analyzing coatings, surface layers and multi-layered structures.


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