The Ultimate edition of the Zetium spectrometer represents the most advanced configuration in the Zetium family. The combination of WD and ED core and innovative technologies delivers analytical excellence in every situation, from R&D laboratories to high-throughput production facilities.

The Ultimate edition is pre-configured to deliver unrivaled sensitivity across the periodic table with thin-window, high-power tube technology, laterally curved crystals and unique detector technology, saving time and increasing sample throughput in busy laboratories.

The Ultimate edition also features Omnian, our market-leading standardless analysis module, for the qualitative and quantitative elemental analysis of unknown materials or materials where calibration samples are not readily available. In addition the inclusion of the SumXcore delivers significant advantages for conventional applications, such as reduced analytical times, identification of unexpected elements and spectrum archiving.

Addition of the small spot analysis and mapping option using the ED core allows practical, time-efficient data acquisition. The entire spectrum measured by the ED core at every spot significantly reduces measurement times and allows for standardless quantitative data capture.

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 throughput

  • High-capacity sample bed with a high-speed sample changer and continuous loading, ideal for high sample throughput
  • The 4 kW SST R-mAX50 Rh tube with CHI-BLUE coating delivers superior light-element excitation, without sacrificing robustness
  • A combination of flat, curved and multi-layer crystals for enhanced sensitivity across the periodic table provides calibration standards for the analysis of RoHS elements and petroleum products.
Sensitivity and throughput

Ease of use

  • User-friendly software with integrated intelligence for novice and advanced users
  • The latest version of our renowned SuperQ software features a new, streamlined user interface, advanced matrix correction algorithms, integration of ED deconvolution and small spot mapping, and integrated intelligence with the Virtual Analyst
Ease of use


  • The Omnian standardless analysis software and pre-calibration allows you to analyze unknown materials or materials where no calibration standards are available
  • Our entire range of application modules is compatible with the Ultimate edition, some favorites include: 
  • Stratos - for the qualitative and quantitatve analysis of layered materials, such as semiconductors, without the need for in-type calibration samples 
  • Pro-Trace delivers unrivalled trace element analysis of up to 44 elements in geological materials, without the need to determine major element concentrations first 
  • NiFeCo - a special set of samples developed to transfer calibrations based on more than 120 certified reference materials (CRMs) for accurate analysis of special steels, high-temperature alloys and super alloys

Upgrades and packages

Customized solutions to meet your needs:

  • Speed & throughput - for faster sample analysis
  • Robustness & uptime - for tough environments
  • Flexibility - to accomodate sample size variations
  • Performance enhancement - for superior sensitivity
Upgrades and packages


Basic configuration highlightsPerformance upgradesBenefits
Pre-calibration of Omnian packageAnalysis of a wide variety of sample materials including rocks, ores, metals, plastics and oils
Applications of choiceUnique pre-calibration modules or calibration sets to enable accurate elemental analysis of a wide range of sample types, ideal for the metal manufacturer, from process to quality control
No-drift SST R-mAX 4 kW X-ray tube, 50 micron windowMaximum uptime for consistent process control combined with ultra-light element enhancement and durability
Curved crystalsUp to 30% more intensity in the same measurement time
Shorter measurement time to achieve required limits
Duplex detectorEnhanced sensitivity and wider dynamic range for transition metals analysis
Hi-Per scintIncreased dynamic range for heavy elements (linear up to 3.5 Mcps)
High-precision analysis of Nb and Mo in steels
SumXcoreFaster results in tandem with the WD functionality and possibility to detect unexpected changes in composition
Small spot mappingUnique compositional mapping functionality attached to the ED screening, for fast and accurate determination of compositional trends and heterogeneities




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