For the manufacturing and processing of the most varied of polymers, knowledge of the thermal properties plays a decisive role. By means of modern thermoanalytical measuring methods, the following questions in the fields of product development, quality assurance, failure analysis and process optimization can be answered.
The No. 1 thermo-analytical method for polymers is DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimetry), with which thermal effects and derivational magnitudes for such properties as melting, crystallization, crosslinking, glass transition, specific heat, and oxidation can be investigated.
The DSC 200 F3 Maia® combines the advantages of modern technology, high sensitivity and a robust, easy-to-operate work horse. The temperature range extends from -170°C to 600°C. The main features of the DSC 200 F3 Maia® are the newly developed monolithic DSC sensor and a new silver furnace with long-life heating element.
The heat flux sensor of the DSC 200 F3 Maia® combines high stability, improved resolution and fast response time. Laser-guided welding processes for the sensor disk and thermocouple wires yield high sensitivity and robustness.
For routine applications we offer the upgrade with an automatic sample changer (ASC) for up to 20 samples and reference materials, also in different crucible types.
The concept of the new DSC 200 F3Maia® is tailored to routine applications in quality control, failure analysis and process optimization, especially in polymer processing.