PANalytical, Inc.



Volume 27
Issue 12

PANalytical, Inc.

Company Description

PANalytical is the world's leading supplier of analytical instrumentation and software for X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF), 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. In the US, PANalytical also represents OBLF for optical emission spectroscopy (OES) systems.

PANalytical was founded in 1948 as part of Philips and was formerly known as Philips Analytical. In 2012 we celebrated our 10th anniversary as PANalytical. PANalytical employs around 1000 people worldwide and has its headquarters in Almelo, the Netherlands.

Fully equipped application laboratories are established in Japan, China, US, Brazil, and the Netherlands. PANalytical's research activities are based in Almelo (NL) and on the campus of the University of Sussex in Brighton (UK). Competence and supply centers are located on two sites in the Netherlands: Almelo (development and production of X-ray instruments) and Eindhoven (development and production of X-ray tubes). A sales and service network in more than 60 countries ensures unrivalled levels of customer support.

The product portfolio includes a broad range of XRD and XRF systems and software widely used for the analysis and materials characterization of products such as cement, metals and steel, nanomaterials, plastics, polymers and petrochemicals, industrial minerals, glass, catalysts, semiconductors, thin films and advanced materials, pharmaceutical solids, recycled materials, and environmental samples.

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)

  • Pulsed fast and thermal neutron activation (PFTNA)

  • Optical emission spectroscopy (OES)

Markets Served

  • Academia

  • Building materials

  • Metals

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Government research labs

  • Petrochemicals

  • Chemicals

  • Catalyst

  • Forensics

  • Service labs

  • Semiconductor

Major Products/Services

Empyrean X-ray Diffraction System — 2011 R&D 100 award winning system for the most applications on one platform, including phase ID, texture, SAXS, in-plane, PDF, Residual Stress, reflectivity, and CT X'Pert Powder XRD system — the economical choice in X-ray diffraction for powder and thin flim analysis; CubiX3 XRD System: Advanced, fully automated X-ray diffractometer for industrial applications; Axios and AxiosmAX WDXRF Systems: X-ray fluorescence sequential spectrometers for elemental chemical analysis, nondestructive, from Be to U. Axios Fast — sequential WDXRF for high performance with highest throughput. Epsilon 5 EDXRF System: EDXRF system designed for optimal performance, best limits of detection, particularly for heavier elements. Epsilon 3 range: Benchtop energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometers (EDXRF) for elemental chemical analysis from fluorine (F) to uranium (U).

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)