The Minerals edition of Zetium

The new element in minerals

The Minerals edition of the Zetium spectrometer is designed for materials analysis at all stages of the mining process. From exploration samples to mineral concentrates, ores to tailings, the Minerals edition delivers superior flexibility, analytical performance and stability in demanding mining environments.

Like all Zetium spectrometers, the Minerals edition delivers reliable analytical performance regardless of the application and excels at major, minor and trace element quantification in geological materials from exploration to tails in industries such as: 

• Iron ore 

• Base metals

• Bauxite and alumina

• Precious metals

• Rare earth elements (REEs)

• Raw materials

• Phosphates

• Coal

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The Minerals edition is pre-configured to cover a wide elemental range from oxygen (O) to americium (Am) at concentrations from ppm to 100 wt%. The system is delivered with a new, faster sample changer, the latest version of our renowned SuperQ software (including our new Virtual Analyst) and your choice of application solutions including:

WROXI - for the analysis of oxides in geological samples
• Certification of 20 in-house samples.

The system can be customized to measure elements lighter than O and can be further optimized to meet even the most demanding requirements with a choice of packages for improvements in speed, robustness, flexibility and sensitivity. The possibility to add our innovative ED core delivers unique advantages in mineral and mining applications including:

• reduction in analysis times of up to 50 % or improved precision in a given time.
• identification of unexpected elements in production
• enhanced traceability with spectrum archiving

Connected World

Unleash the potential of your data

Until now, instrument data has too often been stuck in manual records, spreadsheets or site-specific servers. By connecting the Zetium to our Smart Manager and continually analyzing instrument data in the cloud, you can unleash its full potential. This is just one of our digital solutions that are part of Malvern Panalytical's Connected World.

Unleash the potential of your data


Sensitivity and sample throughput

  • Unrivalled analytical sensitivity at unprecedented speeds with superior detectors and counting electronics
  • High-capacity sample bed with a high-speed sample changer, ideal for medium to high sample throughput
  • Ready for automated environments
  • Speed & throughput upgrade packages
Sensitivity and sample throughput

Application flexibility

  • WROXI - for the analysis of 21 oxides in geological materials
  • Pro-Trace delivers unrivalled trace element analysis of up to 44 elements in geological materials, without the need to determine major element concentrations first
  • Sample certification of up to 25 of your own, in-house, standards by our ISO 17025-certified laboratory, so that you can use them as calibration standards or monitor samples
Application flexibility

Ready for tough environments

  • Rugged design with 3 levels of practical drift minimization technology
  • Outlier detection and process control with Statistical Process Control software - ideal for traceability and accreditation
  • Robustness & uptime upgrade packages
Ready for tough environments

Advanced analytical software for advanced analytical hardware

The latest version of our renowned SuperQ software features a new, streamlined user interface, advanced matrix correction algorithms, such as variable alphas, integration of ED deconvolution and integrated intelligence with the Virtual Analyst.
Advanced analytical software for advanced analytical hardware


Basic configuration highlights Performance upgrades Benefits
Fast sample changer and turret-style loading Minimize time between samples 
Remain at full power while samples are changed 
Maximize stability and minimize the risk of tube window damage
2.4 kW SST R-mAX Unique, drift-free, super-sharp SST R-mAX X-ray tubes feature new technology for improved robustness
SumXcore Up to 50 % reduction in measurement times 
Identification and flagging of unexpected elements in production control
WROXI or sample certification WROXI application module, for the analysis of major and minor oxides in geological materials 
Certification of up to 25 of your own samples by our ISO 17025-certified laboratory, for use as in-house calibration or monitor samples
Speed & throughput Minimize total analysis time by incorporating 3 key upgrades: 
• Continuous loading – a second turret position allowing a second sample to be loaded and evacuated while the first is measured
• Direct loading – a tool that allows loading of solid samples into pre-loaded sample cups in the turret positions, minimizing overhead times and improving repeatability
• 2.4 to 4 kW power upgrade – same analytical results in a shorter time


Standards (Reference materials)


Claisse is always there to meet your needs!


Accurate wide-range oxide analysis of minerals

Sample Preparation

Fusion monitor

Quick and error-free proactive monitoring for your fusion instruments
Fusion monitor

Oxidizers and non-wetting agent

Molds & crucibles

Molds and crucibles

Our platinum labware is made of 95 % platinum alloyed with 5 % gold
Molds and crucibles

Precious scrap metal policy

Selling your precious metal scrap can have a significant impact on your profits
Precious scrap metal policy


Super Q

SuperQ software is straightforward and makes Zetium and CubiX spectrometers accessible to administrators and routine operators.

Super Q


Pro-Trace is ideal for calculating net intensities in trace element analysis and accurate matrix correction when the total matrix is unknown.



Omnian software enables users to achieve the best possible analysis when dedicated methods or certified standards do not exist.




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

The Zetium, which has been in service for six months, is doing an excellent job. Fast, accurate, stable and very accessible

Johan Verhaegen — Affilips N.V.