TA Instruments Q500 Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA)
Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) measures weight changes in a material as a function of temperature (or time) under a controlled atmosphere. Its principal uses include measurement of a material's thermal stability and composition.
The Q500 is the world’s #1 selling, research-grade thermogravimetric analyzer. Its field-proven performance arises from a responsive low-mass furnace, ultra-sensitive thermobalance, and efficient horizontal purge gas system (with mass flow control). Its convenience, expandability and powerful, results-oriented software make the Q500 ideal for the multi-user laboratory where a wide variety of TGA applications are conducted, and where future expansion of analytical work is anticipated.
The instrument is equipped with high resolution TGA and modulated TGA options which allow better resolution of closely occurring decomposition events and small
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
Atmosphere: Air, Argon, Helium, Nitrogen or Oxygen