PITTSBURGH—The TA Instruments subsidiary of Waters L.L.C. has made additions to two lines within its Discovery family of systems, both of which have rubber industry applications and complement each other.
Most recently, TA Instruments has introduced a line of thermogravimetric analyzers that feature a new system design resulting in what the company said is improved performance in sensitivity, temperature control and atmosphere control.
The Discovery TGA 5500, TGA 550 and TGA 55 include TA Instrument's Tru-Mass balance system, which the firm said delivers high sensitivity and accurate real time weight data.
The Discovery TGA measures sample weight changes under controlled conditions of temperature, time and atmosphere, TA Instruments said, and it is used to characterize the thermal stability and composition of a wide range of materials including polymers, elastomers, composites, pharmaceuticals, electronics and inorganics.
This follows the debut earlier in the year of the Discovery DSC2500, DSC250 and DSC25, its new line of differential scanning calorimeters. The company said the instruments feature enhanced sensing technologies that bring improved performance in baseline flatness, sensitivity, resolution and reproducibility.
Each new Discovery DSC includes the TA Fusion Cell technology, which brings together the best features of TA's Q-Series and the first-generation Discovery DSC, patented Tzero technology and new proprietary manufacturing processes, according to the firm.
Both the DSC and TGA models include a new app-style user interface standard with each model, according to the company, and combined with a new TRIOS software, automated calibration and verification routines are improved to help laboratory workflow and productivity.