TA Instruments Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA Q500)

Key Features:

  • Dual range microbalance (0-200 mg and 0-1 gram) with autoswitching
  • Vertical balance design with a horizontal gas purge
  • Automated pan loading and furnace movement
  • Software controlled, dual mass flow controllers with automated gas switching
  • Full VGA color touch screen display for convenient operator control and monitoring of instrument status

Typical Applications:

  • Detects weight loss as a function of temperature change for a variety of materials, including homopolymers, copolymers, low molecular weight compounds
  • Measures thermal stability and heat resistance of homopolymers, copolymers, low molecular weight compounds
  • Determines the moisture content of polymers and related materials and the amount of volatiles in elastomer systems
  • Routine analyses between ambient and 550°C with capability to perform studies up to 1000°C. Equipped with a 16-chamber auto-sampling platform
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