Product description DSC 214 Polyma
The solution for easy characterization of polymers!
User-friendly, robust, precise and optimized 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. In addition to that there are two new software developments, which provides you with a standard automatized evaluation and identification of the analysis. evaluatie en identificatie van de analyse.
DSC 214 Polyma has a specially developed oval furnace with a very low thermal mass (Arena® oven), which allows heating and cooling at a rate of up to 500 Kelvin per minute. Previously these were unattainable values with a heat flux DCS. Temperature profiles can now be realized that are much closer to actual processing conditions. The new, patented ring-shaped sensor consists of a nickel chromium core and an outer ring of constantan.
Both materials are diffusion-welded. This generates a defined, ring-shaped zone where the temperature under the crucible is recorded, resulting in a significantly higher reproducibility – especially in combination with the Concavus® crucibles.
By combining a very low thermal mass furnace (Arena®) with a robust, sensitive sensor (ring-shaped sensor) and optimized crucibles (Concavus®), the DSC 214 Polyma achieves impressive performance data.
Along with fast heating and cooling rates – which also allow for isothermal crystallization experiments – this is expressed particularly by the Indium Response Ratio, which is the achievable height-to-width-ratio of the melting peak of indium.
With the launch of the DSC 214 Polyma, the new SmartMode software interface was born. It features a clear structure, uniform navigation and user friendliness. Even less-experienced users will quickly find their way thanks to its intuitive interface. Under the Wizards menu item, a set of common pre-defined measurement methods can be found; these only require a few inputs and then lead directly to measurement at the click of a button. They can also be combined with each other. Predefined Methods include all of the materials on the NETZSCH “Thermal Properties of Polymers” poster with the corresponding methods to immediately start a measurement experiment. The User Methods menu item allows users to save methods which they have already carried out so that those measurement parameters are available as a template for subsequent measurements and do not have to be newly defined.
AutoEvaluation and Identify are new features added to Proteus version 8 for automatic curve evaluation at the click of a button and identifying unknown polymer curves. With this, even inexperienced users are able to obtain fast, safe and meaningful results.
The more experienced DSC user can also work with the ExpertMode to access all the possibilities of the Proteus® software functionality. Results generated through AutoEvaluation can be manually verified and calculated, giving the user full control over the evaluation process. Each Proteus version is linked to the specific instrument, but can of course be installed on other/multiple computer systems.
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