Product News: New Series Makes Dielectric Analysis Even More Effective

21 Mar 2012

Netzsch has recently released the DEA 288 Epsilon Series. These instruments allow for the study of the curing behavior of thermosetting resins, adhesives, paints and coatings in nearly any application.

In contrast with other dielectric analyzers, the modular concept of the DEA 288 Epsilon Series can be applied in both the laboratory and in production processes. The lab version with up to 8 channels can be used in conjunction with a newly designed furnace for R&D which reaches temperatures of up to 400°C. The industrial versions are intended for production monitoring and process control, and are designed with up to 16 channels.

A variety of reusable or disposable sensors

The industrial DEA 288 Epsilon instruments are connected via rugged extension cables and connectors to sensors of various types which are located in molds, presses, furnaces or autoclaves. Reusable tool mount sensors (TMS) in a variety of geometries and temperature/pressure ranges can be applied to molding processes.

Extremely fast data acquisition time

Due to more powerful processors and other technical features, the data acquisition time has been reduced by more than 90%, down to < 5 ms.

New Proteus software for controlling a press, a furnace or a UV lamp

The newly developed Proteus software for the DEA instrument series allows automatic control of the press, the temperature program of the furnace, or the UV lamp shots. This ensures high precision for measuring results in any process.