is perhaps the most flexible system of its kind. It allows the selection of subsystems
and options to assemble a configuration that best suits any application. Many
of these elements are interchangeable or selectable as an addition at a later
date to grow with changing needs. Noteworthy among these is the multiple sample
testing option pioneered by Anter. This feature not only produces a 6 times increase
in productivity, but also makes the optional specific heat capacity measurement
reliable. The system has the ability to switch furnaces in minutes.
Simple to operate and safe to use, FL-5000
is suitable for research and development programs, as well as quality control.
It is easy to maintain and very economical to operate in terms of consumables.
The laser module is mobile and can be easily located near each furnace in a
cluster arrangement. The output of the laser is channeled through a proprietary
fiber optic wand to any of the selected furnaces. Pulse delivery through the
fiber produces outstanding flux uniformity that greatly improves the data.
The method involves uniform irradiation of a small, disc-shaped sample over
its front face with a very short pulse of energy. The time-temperature history
of the rear face is recorded through high-speed data acquisition from a solid-state
optical sensor with very fast thermal response. Thermal diffusivity is determined
from the time interval after the flash for the sample's rear face to reach half
of its ultimate temperature rise. A unique feature of the system is the full-time
pulse mapping and recording capability that allows precise pulse shape and pulse
width correction calculations. Standard configuration employs a 200-300µs
Samples can be 8, 10, or 12mm in diameter and from 1 to 6mm thick. The modular
design naturally allows the separation of the instrument section from the control
electronics for glove box or hot cell installation. Testing time is only minutes
at ambient. Using the thermal conductivity testing mode, the device offers a
nearly tenfold time reduction when compared to the much more difficult to perform
steady-state measurement procedures.
- Laser pulse source with safety interlocks
- Operating ranges from -180°C to 200°C, and RT to 1600/ 2000/ 2500/
- Automated operation and easy to use
- Rugged, reliable, modular design
- Exclusive full-range optical pyrometer
- Round and square shaped samples
- Fast testing times and high sample throughput
- Six sample (indexed) system
- Specific Heat Capacity determination
- Thermal Conductivity measurement
- Metals, ceramics, carbons, graphite, polymers
- Meets ASTM E1461