Technical and Scientific Equipment (TSE) present the TMA 402 vertical thermo-mechanical analyser, from Netzsch, Germany. The TMA 402 Vertical thermo-mechanical analyser, available from Bestech Australia , performs thermo-mechanical analysis combined with exact expansion measurement. It investigates samples under loads of various types and configurations with precise, high-resolution determination of expansion and deformation.
This is achieved through the vertical design, with the homogeneous furnace at the bottom and thermostatically controlled measurement system at the top. The TMA 402 vertical thermo-mechanical analyser consists of an LVDT, thermostatically controlled, user exchangeable sample carriers and furnaces.
Easy handling and exchangeable sample holders are available for expansion, penetration, bending and tension measurements, as well as load selection through standard weights, mean quick sample preparation and measurement.
Dynamic elasticity measurements are also possible with an electromagnetic dynamic load accessory. The TMA 402 vertical thermo-mechanical analyser is suitable for applications such as polymers, composite materials, glass, ceramics and metals in the form of cylinders, rods, small plates, films, fibres or wires.
The temperature range for the TMA 402 vertical thermo-mechanical analyser is -150 to 500°C or room temperature up to 1000°C, depending on which furnace type is used (they are exchangeable). Heating and cooling rates can be between 0.01 K/min and 50K/min. Measuring ranges are 250/2500µm and resolution is 0.0625/0.625nm respectively. Samples must be of length 0-50mm and have a maximum diameter of 9mm.The TMA 402 vertical thermo-mechanical analyser runs under Proteus Software on MS Windows. This software includes essential items to carry out a measurement and evaluate the resulting data. The Proteus Software on MS Windows features easy-to-understand menus and automated routines and allows for advanced analysis to be preformed.