Product News: METTLER TOLEDO Launches New Thermogravimetric Analyzer TGA 1 at Pittcon

21 Mar 2013

METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to announce the launch of a dedicated thermogravimetric analyzer TGA 1. This highly sensitive instrument facilitates the characterization of plastics, elastomers, thermosets and many more materials. The TGA 1 is the only thermogravimetric analyzer on the market that measures up to 50 million resolution points continuously down to 0.1 µg for a 5-gram sample weight. With no weight range change required when switching between small and large sample sizes, a wide variety of sample types can be measured in succession to help generate the kind of productivity increases that positively impact a manufacturer’s bottom line.

The heart of the TGA 1 is its METTLER TOLEDO weighing cell. Internal calibration ring weights built into METTLER TOLEDO’s most precise micro and ultra-micro balances allow users to perform measurements with a very high degree of accuracy. This provides the wealth of information required to ensure heat- and moisture-sensitive materials will perform as expected in their final context, helping to shorten manufacturing lead times, enhance product consistency, and reduce liability and rework.

The TGA 1’s modular design increases its flexibility and ease-of-use. Efficient automation for 24/7 sample handling and a variety of furnace/crucible sizes help broaden the TGA 1’s application range. Easy set-up means less operator training time, and the ability to handle temperatures from ambient to 1100 ºC enables a complete thermal analysis in a single-step process. Results are analyzed quickly using versatile, intuitive STARe software.

To further ensure accuracy, the TGA 1 has a precisely defined furnace atmosphere. A horizontal furnace design minimizes possible turbulence caused by thermal buoyancy and purge gas, while a gastight cell that can be purged with a defined gas atmosphere offers unambiguous information and quality results.

The TGA 1 package of robust features helps make it an excellent choice for manufacturing and academic environments that handle a variety of samples and require exacting results.