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SME Annual Conference & Expo 2018

February 14, 2018


Gear up to come find Malvern Panalytical in Minnesota at the SME Annual Conference & Expo from February 25-28th! 

SME is the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. The annual conference event gathers together the mining and mineral community, comprised of engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. The society advances the worldwide mining and underground construction community through information exchange and professional development.

ASD TerraSpec Halo 

We will have our ASD TerraSpec® 4 and portable NIR ASD TerraSpec Halo Mineral Identifier on display.

Additionally, we invite you to come learn about the product lines of Malvern PanalyticalFind the following instruments at Booth #2519

  • Aeris - X-ray benchtop diffractrometer; XRD can determine the mineralogical composition of all minerals present in an ore and can track process parameters during the beneficiation of ores. See a live demonstration of the incredible speed and resolution of Aeris.
  • Epsilon 4 - The newly launched Epsilon 4 benchtop X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF) system will make its debut at this year's SME; the Epsilon 4 offers increased speed of measurements and excellent sensitivity to trace elements. XRF is used for in laboratory and at the mine site elemental analysis. XRF is cost-effective and reliable, used for exploration, grade control, process monitoring and assuring that the composition of waste is within the limits of environmental norms and regulations. 
  • Mastersizer - The Mastersizer range sets the standard for accurate and reliable particle size analyzers that are easy to use. The Mastersizer 3000 laser diffraction particle size analyzer delivers rapid, accurate particle size distributions for both wet and dry dispersions, measuring over the nanometer to millimeter particle size ranges. 
Don't miss this treasure. Discover Malvern Panalytical - explore what these instruments can do for your mining and mineral needs!


Come see it for yourself - Click below to schedule a demo today!

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February's ASD Webinar - "Precision Agriculture & Groundtruthing using Spectral Signatures"

February 06, 2018

This February, the ASD 2018 webinar series begins with a focus on the application study of precision agriculture and spectral signatures, featuring ASD’s FieldSpec® 4 Hi-Res NG Spectroradiometer 

 In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Use of the FieldSpec® 4 Hi-Res for ground truthing purposes and as a tool to verify the accuracy of UAV and satellite imagery
  • Use of the FieldSpec 4 Hi-Res for spectral unmixing and classification of land cover types in multispectral satellite imagery
  • Example case study of NIR technology and spectral signatures of strawberry plants to detect and monitor Two-Spotted Spider Mite (TSSM) infestation

About our Speaker:

Chris Crockett is the Director of Research and Grower Services at Highland Precision Ag. He holds a B.S. in Biology, B.S. in Environmental Studies, an M.S. in Entomology, and is pursuing his PhD in Entomology at the University of Florida. His research is focused on agricultural remote sensing for improved detection and monitoring of insect and disease pests, and the use of GIS tools for improved pest management of agricultural ecosystems.


Click below to register for our webinar on February 22nd from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST), "Precision Agriculture & Groundtruthing using Spectral Signatures 

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Not able to attend live? All registrants will receive a recorded version of the webinar a few days after the event. 

Hang out with us in our Backyard at ASPRS!

January 30, 2018

Malvern Panalytical is in our own spatially located Denver, Colorado ASD backyard this year at the annual ASPRS (The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) conference

ASPRS, the imaging & geospatial information society, teams with ILMF (International LiDAR Mapping Forum) this year to create for a combined geospatial event you do not want to miss! Network with geospatial peers and colleagues, build your technical expertise via conference workshops, see technology solutions for mapping on display in the exhibitor hall!   

From February 5-7, find us at Booth #710, displaying and demonstrating the following instruments:

See what these field portable, ruggedized near-infrared (NIR) spectroradiometers and spectrometers can do to best assist your remote sensing efforts and measurements with increased precision and accuracy.

Don't fly under the LiDAR on this one... put us on your map and stop by!


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2018 Students in Mining & Energy Instrument Support Program Winners

January 25, 2018

Malvern Panalytical is pleased to announce the winners of the ASD Students in Mining & Energy Instrument Support Program!

The Students in Mining & Energy Instrument Support Program allows Masters and Ph.D. students from around the world involved in mining and energy disciplines to submit a research proposal involving spectral mineralogy. Winners receive the opportunity to borrow an ASD TerraSpec® spectrometer at no charge in order to pursue their research endeavors.

This year, we had a number of interesting geologic submissions to choose from; the four selected global 2018 Students in Mining & Energy Instrument Support Program winners and their research topics are as follows:

2018 Goetz Instrument Program Winners

January 23, 2018



Malvern Panalytical is proud to announce the winners of the ASD 2018 Goetz Instrument Student Support Program!  

The Goetz instrument program allows Master’s and/or Ph.D. students from around the world to submit a research proposal involving spectral science, and offers the opportunity to “win” the ability to borrow an ASD field spectrometer or spectroradiometer at no charge to pursue their research endeavors. 

We received a record number of submissions proposing innovative application uses of our ASD instruments this year with some very interesting and diverse reflectance spectroscopy research applications; this made it especially challenging for our selection committee to choose the number of winners that we can support. 

Here, we present the 9 selected global 2018 Goetz Instrument Program recipient winners and their research project topics:

ASD Instrument Controller Software Share Request

January 17, 2018


We are often asked for names of ASD users who have written their own instrument controller software, but alas…your deeds have gone unpublished - until now! If you have written your own instrument controller software to control an ASD spectrometer we want to hear from you.

What problem or need were you trying to address with your code and what were you able to accomplish?


Click below to share your instrument controller software with us!

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Celebrate Mineral Exploration with Malvern Panalytical at AME Roundup 2018!

January 10, 2018

Malvern Panalytical is pleased to have a presence at the AME Roundup 2018 in Vancouver, and we would like to invite you to please come visit with us in booth #1130!  

Roundup is a conference organized by The Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia and brings together geoscientists, prospectors, investors, suppliers and First Nation partners to meet, discuss and share ideas on the future of mineral exploration and development.

From January 22-25, we will be displaying and showing off our ASD TerraSpec® Halo Mineral Identifier and our ASD TerraSpec 4 Hi-Res Mineral Analyzer. Learn how these portable, ruggedized near-infrared (NIR) spectrometers can best assist your efforts to vector to mineral exploration targets quickly, and to better increase efficiency and optimize your yield for mining geology.

We hope to see you there!


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Soo much Snow ...and Ice

January 05, 2018

2018 began with freezing temperatures across 90% of the US.  

The Northeast is currently experiencing a massive winter snowstorm, referred to as a "bomb cyclone"Boston is experiencing record cold temperatures not felt since 1884. And, it is not just New England - a majority of the rest of the country is also currently being affected by the brutal cold; this includes Texas, Georgia and Florida, even. 

What is happening? Why is this happening now? Could it have something to do with climate change? Dr. Ulyana "Uly" Horodyskyj uses ASD's FieldSpec HandHeld 2 VNIR spectroradiometer to attempt to answer these questions. Uly studies snow and ice, collecting data on albedo, and conducting research on how NIR analysis can help identify snow and ice reflectance properties, including spectral radiance and light-absorbing impurities (LAI) such as black carbon/dust. 

Educating others is also a large component of Uly's work. In fact, she collaborated with ASD, sharing her research on our Adventures in Albedo Webinar in 2016. In 2017, Uly was featured for her project work in The Himalayas, educating sherpas on glacial health and their changing environment... you can watch her "Sherpa Science Initiative - Documenting Climate Change with Citizen Science" video here (see the HandHeld 2 in action at 4:05 and 6:12!)  

The ability to accurately perform field reflectance and radiometric measurements is critical to climate research. ASD’s FieldSpec® line of spectroradiometers offers multiple configuration options for measurements above and below the snow and ice surfaces. FieldSpec spectroradiometers are frequently used by researchers to perform the requisite field measurements for remote sensing assessments of snow cover and to calculate the key criteria for surface energy balance modeling of snow-covered and glaciated areas.


Click here to learn more about ASD systems involvement in snow and ice research

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2017 ASD Webinar Season Series Summary

December 27, 2017


This year, ASD continued our webinar series initiative whereby we invited some of our well known ASD instrument users and customers to share and discuss their various and diverse application uses.

From Mars and malt barley to mosquitoes and postmortem bones, here is a look back at the interesting applications that made up ASD's 2017 webinar series (click on the image to watch the webinar on-demand!):   



Come See ASD at AGU Fall Meeting 2017!

December 07, 2017

Please come see us this December 11-15, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the AGU Fall Meeting - the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world!  The 2017 AGU Fall Meeting is a great place to meet and network with like-minded colleagues in a range of Earth and space science disciplines. 

ASD is proud to be an exhibitor at this event and to invite you to demo and learn more about our FieldSpec® 4, HandHeld 2 and TerraSpec® Halo Mineral Identifier at booth #645.  Learn how these instruments can help you to better increase efficiency, improve analysis and decision making.

We look forward to meeting you and seeing you there!


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