NETZSCH Analysing and Testing – expertise in thermal analysis
When it comes to Thermal Analysis, Adiabatic Reaction Calorimetry and
the determination of Thermophysical Properties, NETZSCH has it covered.
Our 50 years of applications experience, broad state-of-the-art product line
and comprehensive service offerings ensure that our solutions will not only
meet your every requirement but also exceed your every expectation.
We offer a complete line of instruments for research and quality control
NETZSCH Analysing & Testing has consistently invested its long-time experience into innovative new developments and advanced technologies conceived for state-of-the-art application tasks in materials research and development, quality assurance and process optimization.
DSC and DTA (Differential Scanning Calorimeters /Differential Thermal Analyzers) quantitatively determine conversion temperatures and enthalpies for solids and liquids by measuring the heat flows to both the sample and to a reference as a function of temperature and time.
Thermogravimetric Analysis/Thermogravimetry (TGA) determines the temperature- and time-dependent changes in the mass of a sample that occur during a specific temperature program and in a defined atmosphere. The respective instrument is called a thermobalance.
STA (Simultaneous TGA-DSC) denotes the concurrent application of two or more measuring methods to the same sample. The classic simultaneous method is the combination of thermogravimetric analysis with DSC or DTA.
Accelerating Rate Calorimeters that help industry operate safely and profitably. As highly versatile, miniature chemical reactors, they measure thermal and pressure properties of exothermic chemical reactions. The resulting information helps engineers and scientists identify potential hazards and address key elements of process safety design including emergency relief systems, effluent handling, process optimization, and thermal stability.
Like a DSC, the Multi Modul Calorimeters (MMC) measure chemical reactions, phase changes, and specific heat but on gram-size samples. The NETZSCH development team has created a totally new calorimeter system which can be used in commercial R&D, universities and research centers and QC/QA of various industries.
For precise measurements of dimensional changes on solids, dilatometry (DIL) is the method of choice.
For highly precise measurement of dimension changes to solids, melts, powders and pastes at a programmed temperature change and with negligible sample strain, Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA) is the method of choice. The measurement of the dimensional changes can additionally be carried out with adjustable sample strain.
Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) / Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analysis (DMTA) measures visco-elastic properties by applying an oscillating force to the sample.
Dielectric Analysis (DEA) measures changes in dipole orientation and ion mobility in polymers and cross-linked systems by stimulation with an alternating voltage via sensor electrodes. The DEA method can also be used for online-processes (e.g. cure monitoring) with a suitable sensor technique.
The Laser/Light Flash Method (LFA) is a well established technique for the determination of thermal diffusivity, in which the increase in the sample’s temperature resulting from the absorption from a laser flash is measured. With HFM (Heat Flow Meter), GHP and TCT (Thermal Conductivity Tester), the thermal conductivity of insulating materials and refractories can be determined.
Precise knowledge of the thermal properties is of importance in developing beneficial thermoelectric materials. The relative performance or efficiency of a thermoelectric material is described by the figure of merit (ZT). NETZSCH has the solution which allows for the simultaneous measurement of the Seebeck coefficient and electrical conductivity under identical conditions.
Refractoriness under load (RUL) and creep in compression (CIC) describe the deformation resistance of a sample body under loading as a function of temperature and time. The bending strength (HMOR – Hot Modulus of Rupture) is determined with a hot bending strength tester. The melting behavior is described by the pyrometric cone equivalent (PCE).
Mass- and Infrared spectrometry (methods for EGA: Evolved Gas Analysis) serve to detect and identify volatile emissions from a sample during a temperature treatment. We offer perfect solutions for coupling of QMS, GC-MS and FT-IR with our thermal analyzers.
The Proteus® software package integrates all functionalities for carrying out measurements on any NETZSCH instrument with comprehensive routines for the evaluation of measuring data and import of external data. Additionally, we deliver unique Advanced Software solutions, such as Thermokinetics.
Make your choice from among our diverse variety of instruments for Thermal Analysis.
The System Solution for Efficient Characterisation of Polymers - The New All-Inclusive Product Package for DSC Measurements. Easy-to-use, robust, precise, optimised for everyday use, these are the features of the innovative DSC 214 Polyma. The unique design of this instrument encompasses everything needed for successful DSC investigations regardless of whether the user is a beginner or an experienced professional. Above all, it is the two new software developments that are setting new standards: AutoEvaluation and Identify. These have the potential to revolutionise DSC analysis.
The premium DSC for all requirements: Very high sensitivity and resolution can be realised with this premium Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC), which also features an automatic sample changer (ASC), temperature modulation (TM-DSC), baseline optimisation (BeFlat®), correction of thermal resistance and time constants (DSC-correction), even coupling to QMS and FTIR as well as UV-extension for photo-calorimetry.
Photo-DSC 204 F1 Phoenix® for UV curing and more: this Differential Scanning Calorimeter, is our answer to the market trend seeking solutions for analysing the UV curing of light-activated resin systems, adhesives, paints, coatings and dental masses. Further application areas include determining the effect of light on the shelf life of foods or technical oils, fats and lubricants.
The DSC 3500 Sirius combines compactness, robustness and ease-of-use with high detection sensitivity, thus offering optimal conditions for quality assurance and failure analysis in areas such as foods, cosmetics, polymers, technical textiles, and organic and inorganic materials.
DSC measurements with selectable gas pressure allow additional possibilities for the study of chemical reactions, vaporization processes (ASTM E1782), adsorption and desorption, and aging studies (ASTM E1858, ASTM D6186, ASTM E2009, ASTM D5483). The DSC 204 HP Phoenix®, Differential Scanning Calorimeter, is ideally configured for these applications.
The NETZSCH DSC 404 F1 Pegasus® - High-Temperature DSC allows the determination of specific heat and caloric effects in a broad temperature range with outstanding reliability best resolution and accuracy. The high vacuum tight design various furnaces and sensors easily interchangeable by the user make the new DSC 404 F1 Pegasus® to an ideal tool for DSC measurements at the highest level for research at universities and development tasks at the industrial sector.
Fascinating Flexibility in Thermal Analysis: The DSC 404 F3 Pegasus® High-Temperature Differential Scanning Calorimeter offers a high flexibility for all DSC and DTA applications in quality control and product development. Furnaces and DSC/DTA sensors are available for a broad temperature range (-150...2000°C). Numerous upgrade possibilities allow adaption of this cost-effective system to sophisticated applications.
Flexibility with the fittings of this premium instrument for thermogravimetry allow it to cover almost any imaginable application in the range up to 1100°C. The system has many outstanding features: BeFlat® function allows or immediate measurement upon switching on the unit, the system’s heating rates of up to 200 K/min allow for faster results, while its corrosion-resistant ceramic furnace withstands even fluorine- or chlorine-containing polymers, c-DTA® function for the detection of exothermal and endothermal reactions.
This easy-to-use instrument for thermogravimetry was developed especially for routine applications in the field of plastics, but also finds application in the chemical industry. With a range of up to 1000°C, it is the ideal starter unit and offers the patented c-DTA® for the detection of exothermal and endothermal reactions with DSC.
With the STA 449 F1 Jupiter® NETZSCH is setting new standards. Unlimited configuration flexibility and unmatched performance are the foundations for a great variety of application possibilities in the fields of ceramics, metals, plastics, and composites over a broad temperature range (-150°C ... 2400°C).
The STA 449 F3 Jupiter® combines the advantages of a high sensitive thermobalance and a true Differential Scanning Calorimeter. Various furnaces and TG, TGA-DTA and TGA-DSC sensors can be used, whereby the system can be easily optimized for the most versatile applications.
The STA 449 F5 Jupiter® is a truly sophisticated instrument with two true measurement techniques (DSC and TGA), easily expandable capabilities, accessories for evolved gas analysis and a complete software package all for a very attractive price.
The new dilatometer DIL 402 Expedis Select and Supreme offer state-of-the-art dilatometer technology and are designed for a wide range of sophisticated applications. All instruments of the DIL Expedis series feature the revolutionary NanoEye measuring cell; a new dimension in measuring range and accuracy.
The new dilatometer DIL 402 Expedis Classic offers state-of-the-art dilatometer technology and is designed for sophisticated applications. Like all instruments of the DIL Expedis series, the Classic version features the revolutionary NanoEye measuring cell; a new dimension in measuring range and accuracy.
The DIL 402 E dilatometer can be operated up to 2400°C or 2800°C with an optical pyrometer and a graphite furnace.
What sets the TMA 402 F1/F3 Hyperion® apart is the modular concept of interchangeable furnaces covering the temperature range from -150°C to 1550°C which are also compatible with other NETZSCH instruments. A large number of sample holder types and adjustment possibilities are available. The TMA 402 F1/F3 Hyperion® can be operated with a broad range of force without added weight digitally programmable from -3 N to 3 N.
The robust construction of the DMA 242 E Artemis and the high resolution of the deformation measuring system enable precise measurements on both very rigid and very soft samples. The most varied of deformation types, digital signal filtering, kinetic evaluation and frequency extrapolation make the DMA 242 E Artemis to a real all-rounder.
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 or UV light. This enables the user to easily and conveniently determine the best parameters for processing the material.
Thermoelectric materials should possess high working temperatures and optimized efficiency. The relative performance is described by the figure of merit (ZT). It highlights the importance of the Seebeck coefficient with respect to the performance. The SBA 458 Nemesis® allows for simultaneous measurement of the Seebeck coefficient and electrical conductivity under indentical conditions.
The LFA 467 HyperFlash® features a wide temperature range, very high efficiency (with its sample changer for 16 samples), extremely fast data acquisition rates and an intelligent lens system (ZoomOptics) between the sample and detector.
The LFA 467 HT HyperFlash® allows for accurate thermal diffusivity and thermal conductivity measurements between RT and 1250°C with the smallest footprint on the market. The Ultra-fast sampling rate and extremely short pulse widths enable measurements of thin and highly conductive materials.
Outstanding attributes of the LFA 427 are high precision and reproducibility, short measuring times, variable sample holders and precisely adjustable atmosphere conditions in the application range from -120°C to 2800°C. The LFA 427 is the most powerful LFA system for use in research & development.
State-of-the-art technology for thermophysical properties: The LFA 457 MicroFlash® is the most modern product for the determination of thermal diffusivity and conductivity in the range from -125°C to 1100°C. Its compact vacuum-tight construction automatic sample changer and functional software guarantee the highest effectiveness for challenging materials testing.
With the Heat Flow Meter, HFM 436 Lambda, the thermal conductivity of large-sized, plate-formed insulators is investigated at a fixed or adjustable temperature gradient. The built-in computer – or an externally connected one – delivers the precise measurement data after a short compensation time.
Innovative Guarded Hot Plate System GHP 456 Titan® for Determination of Thermal Conductivity of Insulations
The 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 C177, DIN EN 12939 or DIN EN 12667), the system features unrivalled performance over an unmatched temperature range.
The TCT 426 works according to the hot wire method and is especially designed for the investigation of refractory rock. The measuring cross, parallel wire, and T(R) methods can be used in the instrument. The TCT 426 is indispensable for the efficient use of energy in industrial kiln engineering with refractories.
The MMC 274 Nexus® can be used in conjunction with the DSC and the Accelerating Rate Calorimeter where its special features better match the application. The MMC 274 Nexus® is used for measuring heats of reaction, reaction rates, endotherms, heat capacities, phase changes, gas generation rates and vapor pressures.
The High Temperature Coin Cell Module is a new calorimeter for the MMC 274 Nexus® specially dedicated to coin cell battery studies. This DSC instrument can easily be coupled with a fully featured battery analyzer. The user can perform in-situ charge/discharge tests in isothermal mode to measure battery performance and efficiency. In temperature scanning mode, the user can study cell safety and decomposition thermodynamics and kinetics.
The cost-effective Accelerating Rate Calorimeter 244 (ARC® 244) is designed to safely measure the amount and rate of heat release associated with the processing or storage of chemicals with a sample volume of 0.5 ml to 7 ml. The key features are high performance safety usability and flexibility with data integrity and robustness in a temperature range from ambient to 500°C.
This Accelerating Rate Calorimeter (model ARC® 254), formerly known as TIAX New ARC 5000, is a specialized instrument to help industry operate safely and profitably. Highly versatile, miniature chemical reactor, it measures the thermal and pressure properties of exothermic chemical reactions. The resulting information helps engineers and scientists identify potential hazards and tackle key elements of process optimization and thermal stability.
APTAC® 264 is capable of studying exothermic reactions at temperatures from ambient to 500°C and pressures ranging from vacuum to 140 bar (2 000 psia). As a calorimeter APTAC 264 can detect and track exotherms at heat generation rates ranging from 0.04 K/min to 400 K/min.
A Crucial Tool for Thermal Management of Battery Packs
Testing large battery packs and modules safely and effectively is now possible with a new testing platform developed by NETZSCH.
Different thermal analysis systems can be combined with a Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FT-IR), which has proved its efficiency especially in the organic field (instrument for EGA: evolved gas analysis).
The PERSEUS® TG 209 F1 Libra® is an unmatched alliance between the NETZSCH TG 209 F1 Libra® and a compact FT-IR spectrometer by Bruker Optics. Its design is unprecedented and sets a benchmark for state-of-the-art coupling systems.
The PERSEUS® STA 449 F1/F3 Jupiter® is an unmatched alliance between two successful instruments: the NETZSCH STA 449 F1/F3 Jupiter® and the FT-IR spectrometer by Bruker Optics. Its design is unprecedented and sets a benchmark for state-of-the-art coupling systems.
The TGA/STA-QMS 403 D Aëolos® is a very compact mass spectrometer with a heated capillary inlet system, specially designed for routine analysis of volatile decomposition products of thermal analysis (instrument for EGA: evolved gas analysis).
Highest detection sensitivity through direct coupling of the STA 409 CD with a quadrupole mass spectrometer (QMS) - evolved gas analysis (EGA) method.
Highest resolution in Evolved Gas Analysis (EGA)
NETZSCH, in collaboration with JAS (Joint Analytical Systems), has forged a breakthrough improvement in evolved gas analysis (EGA). What sets the new coupling system apart is the fact that the start of the measurement is event-driven. This enables temperature-correlated detection of the substances released, which in turn allows for direct correlation with mass loss steps.
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Sample of the industries we serve includes:
Research / Development, Academia
Polymer Manufacturing and Processing
Ceramics & Glass
Pharmaceutical Research, Development and Quality Assurance
NETZSCH Analysing & Testing has aspired to comprehensively analyse the thermal properties of the most varied of materials:
Metals & Alloys
Thermal Insulation Materials
Adhesives & Sealants