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Thermal analysis is the study of materials as a function of changing temperature. There are several thermal analysis techniques such as: Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) which measures weight changes; Thermal Conductivity, a materials ability to transmit heat; Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA) which measures exothermic and endothermic reactions; Differential Scanning Colorimetry (DSC) which measures the heat required to raiuse the sample temperature; Dilatometry and Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA) which measure dimensional changes with changing temperature and; Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA), dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA) which looks at viscoelastic properties of polymers.
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Featured Equipment
The model AHT-12 thermal flux meter available from ITI is a sophisticated solid state, flat-plate transducer, which is designed for direct measurement of heat flow.
The models A~E thermal flux meters available from ITI are advanced solid state, flat-plate transducers that are specifically designed to directly determine the heat flow.
The Model HT-50 Thermal Flux Meter available from ITI is a solid state, flat-plate transducer, which is particularly designed for direct measurement of heat flow.
Other Equipment
Life Science professionals know that the thermodynamic driving forces of macro-molecular interactions are critical parameters for the design of effective biomedical and pharmaceutical treatments. Calorimetry has become the method of choice for characterizing the thermodynamic driving forces of critical molecular interactions and defining molecular stabilities.
The heart of a TGA is the balance cell. Our TGA instruments use the world’s best micro and ultra-micro balances. By using one of the three removable sensor types the TGA/DSC 1 simultaneously measures heat flow in addition to weight change. Thanks to its modular design, the TGA/DSC 1 is the ideal instrument for manual or automated operation in production and quality assurance through to research and development.
Portable cameras are highly sensitive, and have advanced features. They have the capacity to generate a combination of infrared and visible spectrum images having high temperature measurement accuracy and quality.
The NETZSCH Photo-DSC 204 F1 Phoenix®, Differential Scanning Calorimeter, works in the temperature range from -100°C to 200°C. The instrument has a gas-tight measuring cell and the purge gas control is regulated by a mass flow controller (MFC). For our Photo-DSC 204 F1 Phoenix®, most standard industry or laboratory lamps for cationic or radically curing material systems can be used.
The new DSC 404 F1 Pegasus®, High-Temperature Differential Scanning Calorimeter, is designed for the exact determination of specific heat of high-performance materials at high temperatures. The new concept of the DSC 404 F1 Pegasus® allows configuration for up to five different furnace types, easily interchangeable by the user, for a wide temperature range within -150°C...2400°C.
Unitherm 1000 is a fully computerized dilatometer system designed to measure dimensional changes of a specimen brought about by changes in its thermal environment. Linear thermal expansion coefficient, annealing characteristics and other physical or chemical changes manifesting themselves in a change of linear dimension can be precisely determined.
The Binder incubator BF115 with mechanical convection is suited for all gentle incubation applications, especially under full load and large batch throughputs. This incubator is has extremely low temperature variation and has rapid recovery times.
The TG 209 F1 Libra thermobalance allows you to measure mass change of materials as a function of temperature in the range 10-1100°C. The instrument has been designed for ease of use and to protect delicate components to ensure minimum down time.
HFM 436 Lambda, the heat flow meter from NETZSCH, is designed for precise thermal conductivity testing of insulation materials.
The METTLER TOLEDO DMA/SDTA861e is the latest DMA introduced in the market. In comparison with conventional DMA instruments it offers new and unique performance benefits: A frequency range up to 1000 Hz for material behavior simulation and accurate determination of moduli through the presence of a dedicated force sensor.
The Discovery TGA features our industry-leading thermobalance, innovative IR-heated furnace, patented Hi-Res TGA, and an autosampler unmatched in flexibility and reliability.
Leco offers the advanced AF700 Ash Fusion Determinator that uses Windows-based software to automatically check the temperatures of ash cone deformation in mold powders, coke ash, and coal ash.
The Instron® CEAST HV500 is the latest instrument design to perform HDT and VICAT tests at high temperatures, up to 500°C, making this instrument ideal for research and quality control applications as it is ensuring the capability to test the new generations of techno-polymers, characterized by their excellent properties at high temperature.
The Model 603 HDTM and the Model 303 HDTM are the latest generation of Tinius Olsen’s digitally controlled Automatic Deflection Temperature/Vicat test equipment. The 603 HDTM is capable of testing up to six different specimens simultaneously, and the smaller 303 HDTM can test up to three specimens simultaneously, both with an automated testing sequence that proceeds according to user defined control and configuration parameters.
Thermogravimetric (TG) measurements are a proven method in physics, chemistry and materials science.
Thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity are the most important thermophysical material parameters for characterizing the thermal transport properties of a material or component. The Laser Flash technique is currently the most widely accepted method for precise measurement of the thermal diffusivity and the LFA 427 is the number one instrument on the world market. High precision and reproducibility, short measurement times, variable sample holders and defined atmospheres are outstanding features of LFA measurements over the entire application range from -70°C to 2800°C.
Portable cameras are capable of producing a combination of infrared and visible spectrum images with high temperature measurement accuracy and quality. They are highly sensitive, and have advanced features. They include laser pointer, contrast optimizer, and other advanced features.
The new STA 449 F1 Jupiter® combines unlimited configuration flexibility and unmatched performance in just one instrument.
The BINDER FED Series heating chambers offer a very large capacity, and are adaptable to many different applications.
The heart of the TMA 402 Hyperion® is a highly precise inductive displacement transducer (LVDT). This technology has stood the test of time; it is also used for dilatometers and allows measurement of even the smallest of length changes, into the nanometer range (digital resolution of 0.125 nm).
The DIL805A/D is a special dilatometer used for the determination of the deformation parameter and for the creation of continuous cooling, TTT-, and DTTT- diagrams.
CMP10 is the secondary standard pyranometer with very good price-quality-performance ratio on the market. Based on the established CMP 11 technology, CMP10 extends this quality to applications where maintenance is difficult and/or forms a major part of the cost of ownership.
The new DMA 242 E Artemis combines ease of handling with the user-friendly Proteus® measurement and evaluation software. This makes it fast and easy to characterize the dynamic-mechanical properties as a function of frequency, temperature and time.
DMA25 is a desktop DMA offering a high force range up to 25N and outstanding flexibility from glass transition determination to immersed tests, which makes it a powerful thermomechanical testing platform.
The expertise of Harper International in advanced thermal processing design helps them offer the latest fully integrated production lines for carbon nanotubes, carbon fiber and metal oxide materials.
The Ceramicomb-1” is designed for use in presses, molds or harsh environments where a rugged, reusable dielectric sensor is desired.
VITA technology adds high resolution nanoscale thermal characterization capabilities to Bruker's Dimension® Icon® AFM, Dimension Edge AFM, and MultiMode® 8 SPM.
The FLIR SC5000 series has high spatial resolution, accuracy and sensitivity. 320 x 256 or 640 x 512 pixels format Indium Antimonide (InSb) focal plane array is provided in the FLIR SC5000 series that has a frame rate of about 380 or 100 Hz.
A number of leading companies consider the RFM300+ series refractometers as the ultimate instrument to be installed in challenging factory environments and also as a primary quality control tool.
The MMC 274 Nexus available from NETZSCH is a multiple module calorimeter and includes two parts: the base unit with built-in electronics and the exchangeable calorimeter module.
The DIL 806 optical dilatometer is an innovative and versatile instrument for thermal expansion and contraction measurements. Sample length is measured entirely without contact, making the instrument ideally suited for thin, irregularly shaped, and soft samples.
The multi-functional design of the DEA 288 Epsilon (including furnace or laboratory press) allows for the application of a great variety of different test conditions such as heat, cold, humidity or UV light.
Orton dilatometers are designed to measure the dimensional changes of ceramics, glasses, metals, carbon composites, cermets, minerals, and polymers as a function of temperature.
The NETZSCH LFA 457 MicroFlash® complies with the latest technology for modern laser flash systems. LFA 457 MicroFlash® allows measurements from -125°C to 1100°C using two different user-exchangeable furnaces. The innovative infrared sensor technology employed in the system enables measurement of the temperature increase on the back surface of the sample, even at temperatures of -125°C.
The IsoSORP® Manometric instrument is capable of determining gas adsorption and desorption of up to five samples using the static volumetric method.
Preiser Scientific's new 6000 Series of Plastometer/Dilatometer controllers provide for great flexibility by allowing two tests to be run with only one controller.
It is possible to simultaneously weigh two samples with the IsoSORP instruments. Along with determining the mass change of the sample material, a second inert sample can be weighed.
APTAC 264 takes the testing of chemical reactivity a step forward by enabling the user to acquire much faster temperature and pressure rise data than did the earlier designs. The APTAC 264 can function as: High-performance closed-cell adiabatic calorimeter; High-temperature and high-pressure reaction calorimeter; Open test cell from which effluent can be discharged and analyzed for emergency relief system studies using the DIERS methodology of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers
The 3D-DMA employs experimental techniques grounded in metals testing experience. Extensometers measure strain locally on axially loaded specimens, rather than relying on contact point displacement on flexing beams. The system concurrently measures dynamic Young's Modulus, E*, and viscoelastic Poisson's ratio, �*.
The LT-451 Dielectric Cure Monitor is a versatile compact instrument developed for research and development, quality assurance or quality control and production applications that involve thermoset materials such as resins, composites, paints and coatings.
CMP 22 includes all the features of CMP 21 but uses very high quality domes for improved directional response, a wider spectral range and reduced thermal offsets.
Lambient Technologies offers the LTT-203 Process Controller, which provides an ideal solution for controlling the temperature of heating devices such as kilns, hot plates, ovens etc. The LTT-203 is compact and portable and accepts Type B, E, J, K, L, R, S, and T thermocouples. It does not require any assembly or set-up.
Guarded Hot Plates are employed in the most demanding R&D and QA applications where faster instruments (such as guarded heat flow meters) do not suffice, or do not possess the broad operating range desired.
The CLA 5 is a new, improved version of the automatic flash and fire point testing device, CLA 4, and is specifically designed for viscous materials with a flash-point ranging from +79°C to +400°C, The device is used to identify the dangers of combustible materials in accordance to safety and shipping regulations.
CMP 11 makes use of the temperature compensated detector technology originally developed for the CMP 22 and is a step up in performance from the CMP 6. It is especially ideal for meteorological networks and the reduced response time of 1.66s (63%) meets the requirements for solar energy applications.
The Binder oven and chamber range covers all types of routine applications and also highly technical and specific tasks, taking pride in offering unique precision in both areas.
The FL-5000 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.
The Discovery DSC provides unmatched precision, accuracy, industry-leading sensitivity and resolution.
The TMA 801 operates in a vertical orientation, making it ideal for the analysis of sintering, RCS (rate controlled sintering), viscoelastic behavior and the determination of softening temperatures. The linear motor generates a constant throughout the experiment, ensuring that contact is maintained with the sample regardless of dimension change.
Suitable for the widest range of routine thermal expansion measurements, the DIL 801 and DIL801L are horizontally configured single-sample dilatometers. The DIL 801 is designed for measurements under vacuum or inert gas while the DIL 801L is designed for measurements in air, making the DIL 801L ideally suited to measuring ceramic materials which are often processed in air.
The new Flash DSC 1 represents a quantum leap in Thermal Analysis and opens up new frontiers in the field of materials characterization.
The LTF-631 High Speed Dielectric Cure Monitor is designed for the study of rapidly reacting materials in Research and Development, Quality Assurance or Quality Control, and Production applications involving thermoset materials such as resins, composites, paints and coatings.
Thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity are the most important thermophysical parameters for characterization of the thermal transport properties of a material or component. The TCT 426 thermal conductivity tester enables the use of all three of the methods described in easily interchangeable, pre-wired measuring frames.
The FLIR A305 sc-A325 sc and FLIR A645 sc-A655sc infrared cameras are used for maintaining the thermal efficiency of development project under constant control. These cameras reduce time-to-market and avoid occurrence of faults while designing.
Anton Paar’s ADU 5 high-precision atmospheric distillation unit is the perfect solution to perform accurate atmospheric distillation tests to distinguish the volatility of petrochemical products, such as ethanol-blended gasoline, biodiesel, and all standard fuels.
The FLIR A305 sc - A325 sc and FLIR A645 sc - A655 sc infrared cameras are designed to keep the thermal efficiency of the development project under constant control. It prevents design faults in the making, ensures quality and cuts time-to-market.
The FLIR X8000 sc/X6000 sc series thermal imaging cameras provide advanced connectivity and excellent thermal measurement performance. The FLIR X8400 sc produces thermal images of about 1280 x 1024 pixels for ensuring high measurement accuracy and providing smallest image details.
MCR rheometers are capable of performing dynamic-mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA) of solids, fibers and films when used in combination of heating systems CTD 450 and CTD 600.
Thermal imaging cameras are used for research and development applications. The SC35/SC15 and SC5 packs FLIR systems are capable of performing thermal imaging.
The novel CB series offers optimal growth conditions for cell cultures. The anti plenum concept, the 180°C sterilization routine with the world's first sterilizable CO2 sensor and other unique BINDER technologies satisfy the highest requirements for best possible cell growth and maximum sample safety in the premium class of BINDER CO2 incubators.
The Q400 is the industry standard research grade thermomechanical analyzer (TMA, with unmatched flexibility in operating modes, test probes, and available signals.
The primary scope of TG-GC-MS coupling is to detect, separate and analyze organic components. It is also possible to use the coupled GC-MS for detailed gas analysis to further improve the temperature-programmed pyrolysis of organic materials, biomass, renewable solid fuels, carbonaceous materials, and polymers in the TG/STA. The volatile products emitted during combustion processes can be determined with high sensitivity and resolution at various oxygen content levels.
The magnetic suspension balance from Rubotherm is at the heart of the company’s gravimetric product lines for weighing the sample material accurately.
The LFA 467 HyperFlash has a very broad range available from -100°C to 500°C. With a single instrument setup, without swapping either the furnace or the detector, the LFA 467 HyperFlash can carry out measurements from -100°C to 500°C.
Harper pioneered the Microline concept based on the flexibility to change and modify for the needs of customers in research and development of advanced fiber processing techniques.
The new Concavus pan available from NETZSCH has a slight concave bottom geometry that produces an accurately defined contact surface between the pan bottom, sample and sensor, and thus helps in improving the reproducibility of the measurement results.
The new GHP 456 Titan® is the ideal tool for researchers and scientists in the field of insulation testing. Based on the well-known, standardized guarded hot plate technique (e.g. ISO 8302, ASTM C 177 or DIN EN 12667), the system features unrivalled performance over an unmatched temperature range.