PANalytical, Inc.

Dec 01, 2013
By Spectroscopy Editors
Volume 28, Issue 12

Company Description

PANalytical is the world's leading supplier of analytical instrumentation and software for X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF), near infrared spectroscopy (NIR), and pulsed fast and thermal neutron activation (PFTNA) with more than half a century of experience. The materials characterization equipment is used for scientific research and development, for industrial process control applications, and for semiconductor metrology. PANalytical also represents OBLF for optical (spark) emission spectroscopy (OES) systems.

PANalytical was founded in 1948 as part of Philips and was formerly known as Philips Analytical. In 2012 the company celebrated its 10th anniversary as PANalytical. Also in 2012 ASD Inc., an innovator in the field of NIR, became part of PANalytical. PANalytical employs around 1100 people worldwide and has its headquarters in Almelo, the Netherlands. A sales and service network in more than 60 countries ensures unrivalled levels of customer support.

PANalytical is part of Spectris plc, the precision instrumentation and controls company. The company is certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • Wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF)
  • Energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF)
  • X-ray diffraction (XRD)
  • Near infrared spectroscopy (NIR)
  • Pulsed fast and thermal neutron activation (PFTNA)
  • Optical emission spectroscopy (OES)

Markets Served

  • Academia
  • Building materials
  • Metals
  • Mining
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Government research labs
  • Petrochemicals
  • Chemicals
  • Catalyst
  • Forensics
  • Service labs
  • Semiconductor

Major Products/Services

X-ray diffraction (XRD)– phase ID, quantification, crystal structure

  • Empyrean – the most X-ray applications with no compromise performance
  • X'Pert3 Powder – where economy and versatility meet
  • X'Pert3 MRD and MRD-XL – high standards in high resolution XRD

X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF) – quantitative elemental analysis

  • Axios-mAX – the choice for industrial process control
  • Axios 1KW – economical chiller-less operation
  • Axios Fast – highest throughput XRF
  • 2830ZT – premium XRF wafer analyzer
  • Semyos – small spot on product XRF analysis
  • Epsilon 5 – unrivalled performance for heavier elements
  • Epsilon 3/3XL – top performing benchtop EDXRF systems
  • Epsilon 1 – the new economical choice in benchtop EDXRF

Near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIR) – mineralogy/ phase analysis

  • FieldSpec 4 – portable field spectroscopy
  • TerraSpec 4 – mine site mineral analyzer
  • LabSpec 4 – wide range of materials can be analyzed
  • QualSpec 7000 – online analysis of solids, powders and blends

Optical (spark) emission spectroscopy (OES) – trace analysis in metals

  • GS1000-II – the choice for foundries
  • VeOS – versatility to add new base materials
  • QSN/QSG750-II – top performance for metals and inclusion analysis

Pulsed fast and thermal neutron analysis (PFTNA) Cross-belt elemental analysis

  • CNA Cement – high performance, high safety electric neutron source
  • CNA3 – open top, easy to install design for mining

PANalytical, Inc.
117 Flanders Road
Westborough, MA 01581

(508) 647-1100
(800) 279-7297

(508) 647-1115



US: 150
Outside US: 850

PANalytical (2002), previously Philips Analytical (1948)

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