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Malvern Panalytical - X-Ray Diffractometers (XRD) - CubiX³ Range

One solution for multiple industrial applications

CubiX3 range of X-Ray Diffractometers (XRD) delivers exceptional analysis speed, reliability and reproducibility. New features such as high-intensity data collection and flexibility in sample handling make automated operation of CubiX³ possible,

CubiX³ is used in all industries where control of incoming powders, production and quality control are important. The CubiX³ range includes dedicated versions, tailored to the needs of those working in mining, iron and steel, building materials, aluminum production, pharmaceuticals, tooling or catalysts.

DKSH is the exclusive distributor in Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Available models

PANalytical X’Pert³ MRD
Technical Specifications
General- Goniometer
θ-θ for completely horizontal sample handling
General- Diffractometer
200 mm or 173 mm radius
General- Software
Industry or Quantify, optional with audit trail functionality and/or Walk-up interface, HighScore Plus
General- Detector
Xe-filled proportional, X'Celerator
Optics- Tube types
Cu, Co, Fe, Mn, Cr tubes
Optics- Focus
Long fine focus, broad focus
Optics- Programmable Options
Fixed and programmable divergence, anti-scatter and receiving slits available
Optics- Secondary Monochromator
Secondary monochromator for Cu, Co
Sample Handling- Spinner Options
Programmable spinner
Sample Handling- Pneumatic Loader
Ultrafast pneumatic loader
Sample Handling- Position
64 position X’Changer with 2 x 30 positions plus 4 preferred loading positions
Sample Handling- Belt Connection
X’Handler for belt connection with 2 additional positions
Sample Handling- Automation
Automation possible with any automated laboratory

CubiX³ is the preferred choice for industrial X-ray diffraction (XRD) applications providing the highest speed phase analysis for process optimization and quality control on the market. CubiX³ delivers exceptional analysis speed, reliability and reproducibility. Introducing new features such as high-intensity data collection and extra flexibility in sample handling for automated environments, CubiX³ can be set up for fully automated, push-button operation.

The initial investment in this platform is rapidly earned back because of the ease of operation, the independency of operators and safety for users when compared to traditional methods like wet-chemical process control or microscopy. Rapid measurement equates to real cost savings and rugged construction ensures maximum uptime of the system.

PANalytical CubiX³ Minerals X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD)
Technical Specifications
General- Goniometer
θ-θ for completely horizontal sample handling
General- Diffractometer
200 mm
General- Software
Industry or Quantify, optional with audit trail functionality and/or Walk-up interface, HighScore Plus
General- Detector
Xe-filled proportional, X'Celerator
Optics- Tube types
Cu, Co, Fe, Mn, Cr tubes
Optics- Focus
Long fine focus, broad focus
Optics- Programmable Options
Fixed and programmable divergence, anti-scatter and receiving slits available
Optics- Secondary Monochromator
Secondary monochromator for Cu, Co
Sample Handling- Spinner Options
Programmable spinner
Sample Handling- Pneumatic Loader
Ultrafast pneumatic loader
Sample Handling- Position
64 position X’Changer with 2 x 30 positions plus 4 preferred loading positions
Sample Handling- Belt Connection
X’Handler for belt connection with 2 additional positions
Sample Handling- Automation
Automation possible with any automated laboratory

Analysis of the minerals present in an ore body optimizes mining and process operations such as flotation and separation, etc. By understanding and mapping precise mineral compositions, it becomes possible to effectively mine increasingly low grade deposits. CubiX³ Minerals is the ideal investment for exploration and control of mineral grading, processing and quality. By removing the need for intensive wet-chemical analyses, delivering better grade differentiation and decreasing the costs of ore beneficiation and processing, the initial investment in equipment is easily earned back.

PANalytical CubiX³ Cement X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD)
Technical Specifications
General- Goniometer
θ-θ for completely horizontal sample handling
General- Diffractometer
200 mm
General- Software
Industry or Quantify, optional with audit trail functionality and/or Walk-up interface, HighScore Plus
General- Detector
X'Celerator detector (RTMS)
Optics- Tube types
Cu tubes
Optics- Focus
Long fine focus, broad focus
Optics- Programmable Options
Fixed and programmable divergence, anti-scatter and receiving slits available
Optics- Secondary Monochromator
Secondary monochromator for Cu
Sample Handling- Spinner Options
Programmable spinner
Sample Handling- Pneumatic Loader
Ultrafast pneumatic loader
Sample Handling- Position
64 position X’Changer with 2 x 30 positions plus 4 preferred loading positions
Sample Handling- Belt Connection
X’Handler for belt connection with 2 additional positions
Sample Handling- Automation
Automation possible with any automated laboratory

The development of new, low-CO2 emissions cements has led to an increase in the need for compliant, operator-independent mineralogical analysis. CubiX³ Cement features a detector designed for rapid data collection and sample measurement takes less than five minutes. Specially configured for high-throughput production and process control in cement industries, the diffractometer can be integrated in an automation setup for a variety of sample types (e.g. 40 mm or 51 mm rings) and fed by a robot or a transport belt.

PANalytical CubiX³ Iron X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD)
Technical Specifications
General- Goniometer
θ-θ for completely horizontal sample handling
General- Diffractometer
200 mm
General- Software
Industry or Quantify, optional with audit trail functionality and/or Walk-up interface, HighScore Plus
General- Detector
Xe-filled proportional, X'Celerator
Optics- Tube types
Cu, Co, Fe, Mn, Cr tubes
Optics- Focus
Long fine focus, broad focus
Optics- Programmable Options
Fixed and programmable divergence, anti-scatter and receiving slits available
Optics- Secondary Monochromator
Secondary monochromator for Cu, Co
Sample Handling- Spinner Options
Programmable spinner
Sample Handling- Pneumatic Loader
Ultrafast pneumatic loader
Sample Handling- Position
64 position X’Changer with 2 x 30 positions plus 4 preferred loading positions
Sample Handling- Belt Connection
X’Handler for belt connection with 2 additional positions
Sample Handling- Automation
Automation possible with any automated laboratory

CubiX³ Iron is ideal for exploration and control of grade, process and quality. A high-speed XRD system, CubiX³ Iron, allows the use of standardless methods such as Rietveld mineral quantification. Cluster analysis of XRD data facilitates multi-dimensional compositional mapping of ore deposits and drill cores. Resulting maps can be used to identify regions of favorable mineral paragenesis for better definition of grade blocks.

PANalytical CubiX³ Potflux X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD)
Technical Specifications
General- Goniometer
θ-θ for completely horizontal sample handling
General- Diffractometer
173 mm or 200 mm radius
General- Software
Industry, optional with Walk-up package, HighScore Plus
General- Detector
Xe-filled proportional, optionally X’Celerator detector (RTMS)
General- Fluorescence Channel
Closely coupled proportional high-intensity detector for Ca (other elements on request)
Optics- Tube types
Cu tubes
Optics- Focus
Long fine focus, broad focus
Optics- Programmable Options
Fixed and programmable divergence, anti-scatter and receiving slits available
Optics- Secondary Monochromator
Secondary monochromator for Cu, Co
Sample Handling- Spinner Options
Programmable spinner
Sample Handling- Pneumatic Loader
Ultrafast pneumatic loader
Sample Handling- Position
64 position X’Changer with 2 x 30 positions plus 4 preferred loading positions
Sample Handling- Belt Connection
X’Handler for belt connection with 2 additional positions
Sample Handling- Automation
Automation possible with any automated laboratory

The aluminum industry is known for its demanding production processes. PANalytical's CubiX³ Potflux has been the system of choice for this industry for many years because of its speed, ruggedness, quality and support. Delivering high sample throughput and rapid turnaround times, the system’s Industry software can be set up for fully automated, push-button operation while the rugged construction ensures maximum uptime.

PANalytical CubiX³ Pharma X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD)
Technical Specifications
General- Goniometer
θ-θ for completely horizontal sample handling
General- Diffractometer
200 mm
General- Software
Industry, optional with Audit Trail functionality and/or Walk-up package and HighScore Plus
General- Detector
Xe-filled proportional, optionally X’Celerator detector (RTMS)
Sample Handling- Spinner Options
Programmable spinner
Sample Handling- Pneumatic Loader
Ultrafast pneumatic loader
Sample Handling- Position
64 position X’Changer with 2 x 30 positions plus 4 preferred loading positions
Sample Handling- Belt Connection
X’Handler for belt connection with 2 additional positions
Sample Handling- Automation
Automation possible with any automated laboratory

CubiX³ Pharma is tailor-made for obtaining the highest-quality measurements of pharmaceutical samples, getting the lowest detection limits.

Tools such as Installation Qualification (IQ) and Operational Qualification (OQ) are provided and the software can be configured to support 21 CFR Part 11 compliance. CubiX³ Pharma offers speed, reliability and reproducible analysis. Results enable manufacturers to maintain consistency in the quality of their product while optimizing production speeds. Equipped with PANalytical’s X’Celerator, CubiX³ Pharma is the fastest and most precise diffractometer available for production control.

  • Accurate, efficient, reliable, and reproducible qualitative and quantitative analyses of powdered mineral and metal phases and pharmaceutical samples

  • Characterization of sample composition and structure

  • Cluster analysis for separation of individual sample types

  • Ultrafast sample loading and X'Celerator detection allows for sample throughput in 5 minutes or less

  • Lower detection limit for targets and impurities than traditional systems

  • Chemical-free sample preparation

  • User-friendly HighScore Plus, Industry software suites for data analysis

  • Turnkey solutions for quantitative analysis

  • User-friendly push-button system software interface

  • Calibration package for plants

  • Sample analysis via Rietveld quantification

  • Robust build for use in harsh environments

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Biopharmaceutical and Biotechnology
  • Chemical
  • Construction
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Defense
  • Die & Mould
  • Education & Academics
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Food & Beverage
  • Luxury
  • Machinery & Manufacturing
  • Medical
  • Mining & Minerals
  • Oil & Gas
  • Optical
  • Paper & Wood
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Polymers, Plastics and Rubbers
  • Powders & Pigments / Coating
  • Railway
  • Semiconductor, Solar & Electronics
  • Service
  • Textile
  • Wholesale & Retail

PANalytical - Why do we analyze materials using X-ray diffraction?

Malvern PanalyticalMalvern Panalytical was formed by the merger of the businesses Malvern Instruments and PANalytical on 1st January 2017, and employs over 2,000 people worldwide. Our technologies are used by scientists and engineers in a wide range of industries and organizations to solve the challenges associated with maximizing productivity, developing better quality products and getting them to market faster. Our mission is to create superior, customer-focused solutions and services to deliver tangible economic impact through chemical, physical and structural analysis of materials.
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