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METTLER TOLEDO Introduces New High Performance Thermal Analysis Products For Premium Results
METTLER TOLEDO has introduced two new products to the Thermal Analysis Premium portfolio, the DSC3+ and TGA/DSC 3+, for superior results on the most demanding applications.

The DSC3+ features premium furnace and sensor technology, while the TGA/DSC 3+ provides trustworthy results using a high performance METTLER TOLEDO balance that allows users to analyze a wide variety of sample types up to 1600 °C.

The DSC 3+ features the latest premium furnace technology combined with cutting-edge sensor technology: the FRS 6+ for outstanding resolution and the HSS 9+ for unbeatable sensitivity. This newly developed furnace/sensor combination is the perfect solution for long-term stability and durability in the most demanding application environments. The 6th generation of bottom-bonded, surface stabilized sensors represents more than two decades of innovative technology and provides superior results in industry standard qualification tests. For example, the indium height to width ratio is improved to 19.5 mW/°C and higher than 155 mW/°C when applying data optimization. Taking all this into account, it is quite evident that the METTLER TOLEDO DSC sensors combine a number of characteristics that are unattainable with conventional sensors used in other instruments.

The investigation of very small to very large sample volumes requires variation of heating rates, crucible types and method gas to properly analyze important material parameters or transitions. The unique built-in FlexCal® technology automatically applies the correct calibration parameters to match the specified heating rate, method gas and crucible type, thus eliminating the worry associated with choosing a specific calibration between experiments. This results in faster measurements as the user does not need to repeat calibration measurements for every change of a measurement parameter as is the case with ordinary DSC instruments.

The DSC 3+ is operated by the new version 14.0 STARe Thermal Analysis software with the single frequency modulated temperature technique, alternating DSC (ADSC), included and the advanced multi-frequency modulated technique TOPEM® available as an option. These techniques offer programming and evaluation possibilities and are especially useful for the separation of overlapping effects and accurate heat capacity determination. Thanks to the versatile modularity of the DSC system, each instrument can be configured according to the requirements of its intended use. Should requirements change after installation, the instrument can be upgraded as needed. This protects the initial investment. Among these available options is the combination of the DSC with a microscope for visual inspection of thermal effects or the usage of a photo calorimetry accessory to study UV-induced curing reactions.

All this makes the DSC 3+ the first choice for users that need high performance combined with versatile modularity and flexible calibration.

The TGA/DSC 3+ features the latest XP micro- and XPU ultra-microbalances from the world-wide leader in laboratory weighing solutions. In the last two decades, METTLER TOLEDO has proudly provided the only thermogravimetric analyzer on the market that can measure up to 50 million resolution points continuously down to 0.1 µg for a 5 gram sample weight. This delivers a true dynamic range which corresponds to the maximum load of the balance and enables a wider variety of sample types to be measured in regards to mass and density. The internal calibration weights, which are used for a fully automatic motorized self-adjustment, ensure that the balance always delivers accurate and reliable results. Since no user action is required, one can never forget to calibrate the balance. In an important industry standard qualification test, the Minimum Weight determination also takes the environment in which a balance is located into account when describing the instrument performance and deciding on the appropriate starting mass for the sample.

The thermo-balance installed in the TGA/DSC 3+ typically delivers repeatability at least two times better than other thermogravimetric analyzers. The improved thermostating of the balance contributes to excellent weighing performance and precise temperature control, even when positioned adjacent to a furnace operating at very high temperatures. This guarantees reproducible results independent from changing environmental conditions in the workplace. The TGA/DSC 3+ is now available with various TGA, DTA and DSC sensors with optimized balance beams which offer better baseline quality, reliable weighing and simultaneous heat flow results at temperatures from ambient to 1100 °C or 1600 °C. This allows for complete thermal analysis in a single-step process and makes a wider application range possible. Built-in user selectable automatic buoyancy compensation eliminates the need for time-consuming baseline measurements.

Thanks to the versatile modularity of the system, each instrument can be configured according to the requirements of its intended use. Should requirements change after installation, the instrument can be upgraded as needed. This protects the initial investment. Among those options available are various interfaces for hyphenated techniques like MS, FTIR, GC/MS or a sorption accessory. All systems for evolved gas analysis (EGA) can be operated together with the sample robot for the automatic analysis of multiple samples.
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New METTLER TOLEDO DSC 3 and TGA 2 for Simple and Routine Analysis
METTLER TOLEDO has introduced two new products to the Thermal Analysis Excellence portfolio, the DSC 3 and TGA 2, for routine analysis.

The new DSC 3 uses a robust and versatile DSC sensor with 56 thermocouples to guarantee outstanding resolution and sensitivity, while the TGA 2 provides trustworthy thermogravimetric results from a METTLER TOLEDO balance.

The DSC 3 features the latest FRS 5+ sensor utilizing 56 thermocouples that provides high sensitivity and unprecedented temperature resolution. Thanks to its ceramic surface, the sensor is robust and chemically resistant, making it ideal for daily use. This 6th generation bottom-bonded, surface stabilized sensor represents more than two decades of innovative technology and provides superior results in industry standard qualification tests.

In addition, the sensor has an unbeatable low signal time constant of 1.8 seconds that determines how well close-lying or overlapping thermal effects are separated from each other.

A robust, endurance-tested sample robot is key to fast and efficient routine measurements around the clock. The new DSC 3 sample robot can process up to 34 samples—even if every sample requires a different method and a specific crucible. The sample robot can even pierce the lid of hermetically-sealed aluminum crucibles immediately before the measurement. This unique feature prevents the sample from gaining or losing moisture between its weigh-in and measurement. For improved usability of the DSC system, the user can now start the measurement with just One Clic. This patented function allows the user to perform all required steps via a touch-screen terminal without the use of a PC. This is extremely advantageous in quality control environments where the measurement devices are operated by technicians who are not involved with method development and result evaluation.

The unique built-in FlexCal technology of the DSC 3 automatically applies the correct calibration parameters to match the specified heating rate, purge gas and crucible type. This eliminates the need to calibrate between experiments, resulting in faster measurements. Thanks to the versatile modularity of the DSC 3, each instrument is configured according to the requirements of its intended use. Should requirements change after its installation, the instrument can be upgraded as needed, protecting the initial investment. Available options include the combination of the DSC with a microscope for visual inspection of thermal effects, or the usage of a photo calorimetry accessory to study UV-induced curing reactions.

All this makes the DSC 3 the first choice for users that require high performance combined with versatile modularity and deliberate ease of use fundamental for routine applications.

The TGA 2 features the latest XP micro- and XPU ultra-microbalances from the world-wide leader in laboratory weighing solutions. In the last two decades, METTLER TOLEDO has proudly provided the only thermogravimetric analyzer on the market that can measure up to 50 million resolution points continuously down to 0.1 µg for a 5 gram sample weight. This delivers a true dynamic range which corresponds to the maximum load of the balance and enables a wider variety of sample types to be measured in regards to mass and density. The improved thermostating of the balance contributes to excellent weighing performance and precise temperature control even when positioned adjacent to a furnace operating at very high temperatures. It guarantees reproducible results independent of changing environmental conditions in the workplace. This provides users with a single step process and allows for a wider application range.

Thanks to the versatile modularity of the TGA 2, each instrument can be configured according to the requirements of its intended use. Should requirements change after its installation, the instrument can be upgraded as needed, protecting the initial investment.

Users are backed by the support of METTLER TOLEDO's comprehensive services summarized under the umbrella of Good Thermal Analysis Practice (GTA) which includes initial installation and qualification, documented user training, a multitude of free webinars, valuable handbooks for self-studies, a keyword searchable database of applications, technical videos, seminars, e-training, etc. This support allows users to generate superior results with Excellence Thermal Analysis systems.
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New BlueTherm® IR Infrared Non-Contact Wireless Thermometer
The new non-contact wireless BlueTherm Infrared thermometer probe is ideal for measuring surface temperatures in a wide variety of applications, utilising mobile phones and tablet PC devices.

Simply aim and press the button on the handle to transmit the temperature to your wireless device.

The BlueTherm IR measures temperature over the range -49.9 to 249.9 °C with a distance to target ratio of 5:1, therefore the unit should be positioned as close to the target as possible without the need of touching the surface.

This BlueTherm IR transmits temperature data to your Android, Windows CE mobile, iOS or Bluetooth® wireless device via a secure connection. The probe is specifically designed to eliminate the need for wires and connectors which often cause many traditional probes to break or fail.

The BlueTherm Probe measures and transmits temperature over the range of -49.9 to 249.9 °C with a 0.1°C resolution. The unit will securely transmit temperature data up to a maximum of 20 metres (line of sight).
Each BlueTherm IR incorporates a heavy duty ribbed, polypropylene handle with built-in red and blue LED. The flashing blue LED indicates Bluetooth® comms transfer, the red LED indicates on/off and power status.

Each probe is supplied with basic 'App' software. A variety of BlueTherm probes are available, visit our website or contact our sales office for information on alternative styles. For software developers a free of charge SDK (software development kit) can also be provided on request. Optional accessories include a protective silicone boot.

The BlueTherm IR is competitively priced, at £115 (android – order code 179-400) or £125 (iOS – order code 179-402) each exclusive of VAT and available direct from www.etiltd.com.

For further information contact
Electronic Temperature Instruments Ltd Tel: 01903 202151 email www.etiltd.com
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