STA PT 1600 (TG-DSC)

Simultaneous Thermogravimetry and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (TG – DSC) – High Pressure ability


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The STA PT 1600 stands as LINSEIS’ top-tier Simultaneous Thermobalance, combining both TG (Thermogravimetry) and DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimetry) capabilities. This system excels in offering exceptional resolution for TG and DSC measurements, along with the highest vacuum performance and outstanding TG drift stability.

The TG-DSC system is designed with modularity in mind, featuring a range of interchangeable furnaces covering a broad temperature range from -150°C up to 2400°C. It also offers various measuring systems and crucibles to suit diverse applications. Coupled with its compatibility with multiple accessories and optional add-ons, the STA PT 1600 ensures a tailored setup for every specific use case.

Furthermore, three balance versions are available, each distinguished by its maximum sample mass (ranging from 5 to 50 grams) and resolution (varying from 0.025 to 0.1 micrograms). These options provide flexibility in selecting the most suitable balance for different analytical needs.

Benefits of the vertical top loading design of the STA

The LINSEIS TG-DSC features a vertical design with the “sample on top” configuration, which offers the highest level of accuracy thanks to the stable positioning of the sample and ease of sample handling.

Advantages of the Vertical System (Sample on Top) – LINSEIS Configuration:

– Simplicity in sample handling, facilitating the experimental process.

– Convenient exchange of sample holders for versatility in testing.

– Ensured stability of the sample within the furnace, a critical factor for achieving accurate DTA (Differential Thermal Analysis), DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimetry), and Cp (specific heat capacity) results.

However, it’s important to note that this configuration, while advantageous, does involve a more intricate construction compared to other designs, which can be considered a drawback.

Vertical top loading design


Model STA PT 1600*
Temperature range:  RT up to 1600°C
Price range: $$
Heating rates: 0.1 up to 50°C/min (depends on furnace)
Sample weight: 5 / 25 / 35 g
Resolution: 0,1 / 0,5 ug
Vacuum: 10-5 mbar
Pressure: optional 5 bar
Cooling rates: < 15min (1000°C – 100°C)
Detector: TG
Sensor: E/K/S/B/C (C = DTA only)
Electronics: integrated
Interface: USB
There are three different models of STA PT 1600 available:

STA PT 1600/1:

Featuring the most exceptional resolution at 0.025 μg, this balance is perfectly suited for handling small sample quantities, enabling the precise detection of even the most minute effects with the utmost accuracy.

STA PT 1600/2:

The standard model of the STA PT 1600 offers versatile applications with outstanding resolution at 0.1 μg, ensuring high-precision measurements across a wide range of scenarios.

STA PT 1600/3:

Tailored for larger sample volumes or samples weighing 35/50g, the high-mass variant excels at uncovering subtle effects within substantial and heterogeneous materials.

Accessoires for TG-DSC

Furnace Program for TG-DSC

Temperature range Type Element Atmosphere TC-Type
-150 – -500°C L81/264 Kanthal inert, oxid., red., vac. K
-150 – 1000°C L81/264ER Kanthal inert, oxid., red., vac. K
RT – 1000°C L81/220 Kanthal inert, oxid., red., vac. K
RT – 1200°C L81/IR IR Heater inert, oxid., red., vac. S
RT – 1500°C L81/230Pt Precious Metal inert, oxid., vac. S
RT – 1600°C L81/240 SiC inert, oxid., vac. S
RT – 1650°C L81/240Rh Precious Metal inert, oxid., vac. B
RT – 1750°C L81/250 MoSi2 inert, oxid., vac. B
RT – 2000°C L81/260 Graphite inert., red. C
RT – 2400°C L81/260 Graphite inert., red. C
Special furnaces
RT – 1600/1750°C L81/240/250 WV SiC/MoSi2 water vapor furnace
RT – 1100/1600°C L81/IR/HF IR/HF high speed furnaces up to

STA – customizations

Linseis is equipped to produce custom-made instruments, designed to meet the specific requirements of customers, such as:

  1. Inductive or IR Heater: Tailored solutions featuring inductive or infrared heaters to achieve precise and rapid heating capabilities.
  1. Inductive or IR Heater with Standard Furnace: Custom instruments combining inductive or infrared heaters with standard furnaces for exceptionally fast and accurate heating and cooling processes.
  1. Separated Electronics: Instruments configured with separated electronic components for specialized applications, including those necessitated by gloveboxes (e.g., for nuclear-related uses).
  1. Vacuum & Pressure: Custom instruments designed to operate under defined pressure conditions, offering the flexibility to accommodate vacuum and/or pressure regulation.
  1. Water Vapour: Tailor-made solutions capable of conducting measurements under specific water vapor conditions to address unique experimental needs.
STA for nuclear: The Separation of control electronics and analyzer unit like it is required for the examination of radioactive or toxic materials in a glove box or hot cell

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All LINSEIS thermo-analytical instruments are seamlessly integrated with PC control, utilizing software modules exclusively compatible with Microsoft® Windows® operating systems. The complete software package comprises three key modules: temperature control, data acquisition, and data evaluation. This 32-bit software encompasses all necessary features for streamlined preparation, execution, and assessment of STA (Simultaneous Thermal Analysis) measurements.

Key Features:

  • Advanced program with text editing capabilities for customized experimentation.
  • Robust data security measures in the event of a power failure, ensuring data integrity.
  • Built-in thermocouple break protection to prevent disruptions in measurement.
  • User-friendly support for repetition measurements with minimal parameter input.
  • Real-time evaluation of current measurements for on-the-fly analysis.
  • Comparative curve analysis accommodating up to 32 curves.
  • Convenient storage and export of evaluations, facilitating data management.
  • Seamless export and import of data in ASCII format.
  • Compatibility for data export to Microsoft Excel.
  • Multi-method analysis support for DSC, TG, TMA, DIL, and more.
  • Zoom function for in-depth data examination.
  • First and second derivation capabilities for enhanced data interpretation.
  • Programmable gas control to precisely tailor the experimental environment.
  • Inclusion of a comprehensive statistical evaluation package.
  • Free scaling options for adaptable experimentation and analysis.

TG – Features

  • Measurement of mass change presented as a percentage and in milligrams (mg), offering versatile data representation.
  • Rate Controlled Mass Loss for precise control of the rate at which mass is lost during the experiment.
  • Comprehensive evaluation of mass loss data, enabling in-depth analysis.
  • Assessment of residue mass to gain insights into the remaining material after mass loss.

Optional Feature:

  • Capability for “How to Dynamic Rate TGA Measurement,” providing additional flexibility in experimental procedures and dynamic rate analysis.

HT-DSC – Features

  • Glass transition temperature
  • Curve subtraction
  • Complex peak evaluation
  • Multipoint calibration for sample temperature
  • Multipoint calibration for change of enthalpy
  • Cp calibration for heat flow
  • Signal-steered measuring procedures


Applications example: Decomposition of Calcium Oxalate monohydrate CaC2O4 under Argon Atmosphere

The gases released during the decomposition of Calcium Oxalate were introduced into the Mass Spectrometer using a heated capillary. Subsequently, the ion currents corresponding to mass numbers 18 (representing water), 28 (indicative of carbon monoxide), and 44 (representing carbon dioxide) were integrated into the graphical data representation.



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