PANalytical at PITTCON 2008

New products and new applications in New Orleans

That's what attendees at this year's PITTCON Conference & Expo can expect from PANalytical, the world's leading X-ray analysis company. Visit the company on booth #2720-21.

PANalytical's focus on extending the use of X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry and X-ray diffraction (XRD) in the pharmaceutical industry will see the announcement of MiniPal 4 Pharma and the US launch of CubiX Walk-Up.

MiniPal 4 Pharma will find applications in materials verification, catalyst residue analysis and detection of contamination, from stainless steel vessels for example.

CubiX Walk-Up is the first system to bring 'walk-up' functionality to X-ray powder diffraction users. With a simplified interface for anytime access, CubiX Walk-Up delivers fully automated measurement, analysis and reporting in a multi-disciplinary environment.

In addition, researchers will have the opportunity to talk to PANalytical experts about the latest system updates and software releases. Scientists from the petrochemical, cement, mining and metals industries will find areas dedicated to the latest XRF, XRD and OES (Optical Emission Spectroscopy) applications in their fields.

As authorized distributor for OBLF in the USA and Brazil, PANalytical will also introduce that company's VeOS spark emission spectrometer at PITTCON. The system features cutting-edge detector technology that delivers analytical performance equal to established photomultiplier-based systems. The semiconductor detectors in the VeOS system were specifically developed for emission spectroscopy and are 100 times more light sensitive than others found in similar systems. VeOS enables versatile, flexible and rapid analysis of all common metallic materials, and offers the possibility to extend analytical capabilities to include more matrices without the need for hardware changes. The analytical range of the VeOS includes the precise analysis of short wavelength elements such as nitrogen or low carbon.

For more information about the complete PANalytical range ahead of PITTCON, visit:

High resolution images available from Richard Kent, Kapler Communications quoting reference: PAN/JOB/393
PHOTO: CubiX Walk-Up

About PANalytical
PANalytical is the world's leading supplier of analytical instrumentation and software for X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF), 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, founded in 1948 as part of Philips, employs around 900 people worldwide. Its headquarters are in Almelo, the Netherlands. Fully equipped application laboratories are established in Japan, China, the USA, and the Netherlands. PANalytical's research activities are based in Almelo (NL) and on the campus of the University of Sussex in Brighton (UK). Supply and competence 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 company is certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001.

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.

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PANalytical is part of Spectris plc, the precision instrumentation and controls company.

For press information, please contact
Richard Kent, Kapler Communications
Knowledge Centre, Wyboston Lakes, Wyboston, Bedfordshire MK44 3BY UK
T: +44 (0) 1480 479280; F: +44 (0) 1480 470343

For more press and product information:
PANalytical, Branding and Communications Dept.
T: +31 (0) 546 534444; F: +31 (0) 546 534592

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