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. 

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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)CompoundsCertified conc.Average conc.RMSRel. RMS (%)
NIST 2556 (20x)Pt (ppm)697.4 +/- 6.3695.67.21.1
Rh (ppm)51.2 +\- 0.553.92.03.7
Pd (ppm)326 +/- 1.6322.87.22.2
NIST 2557 (20x)Pt (ppm)1131 +/- 1.91189.613.21.1
Rh (ppm)135.1 +/- 1.9141.62.21.6
Pd (ppm)233.2 +/- 1.9236.93.61.5
ERM-EB504a (5x)Pt (ppm)1414 +/- 9.01424.85.10.4
Rh (ppm)210 +/- 2.2216.22.31.1
Pd (ppm)1596 +/- 111675.118.31.1
FLX 133 (5x)Pt (ppm)465 +/- 32462.14.00.9
Rh (ppm)242 +/- 4237.64.01.7
Pd (ppm)1075 +/- 331093.815.31.4


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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

Système autonome

Un ordinateur intégré exécutant Microsoft Windows 7 et équipé d'un processeur puissant et d'un disque dur de 120 Go garantit une certaine flexibilité pour stocker et gérer des milliers de résultats. L'écran tactile LCD de 10,4 po (26,4 cm) haute résolution est idéal pour un déplacement aisé.
Système autonome

Communication facile

Connexions USB et réseau pour l'utilisation de périphériques informatiques standard pour une utilisation prolongée, le développement d'applications et la position assise de l'opérateur.
Communication facile

Protection contre les déversements

Afin de protéger le cœur délicat du système des déversements, une feuille de protection est en place. En cas de déversement, les feuilles peuvent être remplacées facilement par l'opérateur.
Protection contre les déversements


Étalons (matériaux de référence)


Analyse élémentaire précise des matériaux limités par la norme LdSD


Analyse précise par spectrométrie de fluorescence X des éléments toxiques dans les polymères et les plastiques


Claisse est toujours là pour répondre à vos besoins !


Logiciel Epsilon

La plate-forme logicielle Epsilon d'analyse par spectrométrie de fluorescence X est utilisée dans toute la gamme des systèmes de paillasse Epsilon 1 et Epsilon 4 EDXRF de PANalytical.

Logiciel Epsilon


Le logiciel propose un moyen rapide, simple et non destructif d'analyser les revêtements, les couches superficielles et les structures multicouches.


Le logiciel Omnian permet aux utilisateurs d'obtenir les meilleures analyses lorsqu'il n'existe aucune méthode dédiée ni d'étalons certifiés.



Un module logiciel FingerPrint combiné avec un système EDXRF Epsilon est idéal pour les essais de matériaux lorsque la vitesse d'analyse est importante mais que la composition réelle ne présente aucun intérêt.




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