TMA PT 1600

Vertical Thermomechanical Analyzer TMA PT1600


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The TMA PT 1600 Thermomechanical Analyzer is meticulously designed to deliver the utmost precision, reproducibility, and accuracy. This versatile system is engineered to conduct a wide range of thermomechanical experiments, accommodating various sample shapes and sizes. It covers an extensive temperature range, making it suitable for a comprehensive array of TMA applications.

Key Features of the TMA PT 1600:

  1. **Static and Dynamic Measurements:** The system seamlessly performs both static and dynamic measurements, thanks to the inclusion of a built-in force/frequency generator.
  1. **Diverse Material Compatibility:** The TMA is well-suited for investigating a range of materials, including composite materials, glass, polymers, ceramics, and metals.
  1. **Versatile Sample Geometries:** The system offers flexibility in measuring systems, making it compatible with sample geometries such as fibers, rods, films, and cylinders.

TMA Modules and DTMA Features:

Low Constant Load:

– Linear thermal expansion evaluation

– Change of volume

– Phase transformation analysis

– Sinter process evaluation

– Softening point determination

– Identifying transformation points

– Studying swelling behavior

– Tension measurements

Increased Constant Load:

– Penetration studies

– Transition and comparison tests

– 3-point bending tests

Dynamic Load:

– Assessing visco-elastic behavior

Additional Optional Features:

– DTA (Differential Thermal Analysis) evaluation

– RCS (Rate Controlled Sintering) software for comprehensive sintering analysis

The TMA PT 1600 offers a versatile and comprehensive solution for a wide range of thermomechanical experiments, making it an invaluable tool for materials research and characterization across various industries and applications.

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Model TMA PT 1600
Temperature range: RT up to 1600°C
Price range: $$
Sample size: 30 mm
Force: up to 1/5.7/20 N
Frequency: 1 Hz
Resolution: 0.125 nm
Atmospheres: red., inert, oxid., vac. static/dynamic
Electronics: Integrated
Interface: USB


The TMA PT 1600 Thermomechanical Analyzer is equipped with a range of valuable accessories and features to enhance its capabilities:

  1. Liquid Nitrogen Cooling Accessory: This accessory allows for precise and automated control of the liquid nitrogen (LN2) supply, enabling efficient and controlled cooling during experiments.
  1. Turntable for Multiple Furnace Configuration: The inclusion of a turntable facilitates the use of multiple furnaces, enabling simultaneous or sequential testing, enhancing efficiency.
  1. Sample Holders and Probes Selection: Users have the option to select from fused silica or stainless steel sample holders, as well as probes with various geometries, catering to diverse experimental requirements.
  1. Vernier Caliper: A Vernier caliper is available for convenient online input of sample length, streamlining the measurement process.
  1. Vacuum and Turbo Molecular Pumps: The system provides a choice of vacuum and turbo molecular pumps, allowing for tailored vacuum control to meet specific experimental needs.
  1. Gas Control Boxes: The gas control options include manual, semi-automatic, and automatic (MFC) gas control boxes, providing flexibility in managing gas flow for experiments.

These accessories and options enhance the TMA PT 1600’s versatility and functionality, making it a comprehensive and adaptable tool for a wide range of thermomechanical analysis applications.


All LINSEIS thermo-analytical instruments are seamlessly integrated with PC control, running exclusively on Microsoft® Windows® operating systems. The software is divided into three essential modules: temperature control, data acquisition, and data evaluation. This 32-bit software package encompasses all the necessary features for preparing, executing, and evaluating Thermogravimetric measurements. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of our specialists and application experts, LINSEIS has developed an intuitive and user-friendly application software.

TMA Features:

– Glass Transition and Softening Point Evaluation.

– Softening Point Detection with automatic software-controlled system shutdown.

– Display of relative and absolute shrinkage or expansion curves.

– Presentation and calculation of technical and physical expansion coefficients.

– Rate Controlled Sintering (RCS) Software for comprehensive sintering process analysis.

– Semiautomatic evaluation functions for enhanced efficiency.

– Incorporates several system correction features.

– Automatic zero-point adjustment for precise measurements.

– Automated software-controlled sample pressure adjustment.

General Features:

– Program capable of text editing, offering versatility and customization.

– Data security features in case of a power failure to protect your experimental data.

– Thermocouple break protection for uninterrupted measurement integrity.

– Simplified repetition measurements with minimal parameter input.

– Easy evaluation of the current measurement.

– Capability to compare up to 32 curves for in-depth analysis.

– Storage and export of evaluations for data archiving.

– Export and import of data in ASCII format.

– Seamless data export to MS Excel for further analysis and reporting.

– Multi-methods analysis, supporting various techniques such as DSC, TG, TMA, DIL, etc.

– Zoom function for detailed examination of measurement curves.

– First and second derivative calculations for in-depth data analysis.

– Programmable gas control for customized experimental conditions.

– Statistical evaluation package to derive valuable insights from your data.

– Free scaling to adapt the software to your specific requirements.

This comprehensive software package, paired with LINSEIS thermo-analytical instruments, offers a user-friendly and feature-rich solution for precise and efficient thermal analysis.


Application example: Elastomer (non high temperature in this case)

Polyurethane elastomers, owing to their exceptional and versatile properties, have gained widespread use across diverse industries. These applications span various sectors, including automotive, electrical and electronics, design and textiles, as well as the mining and heavy-duty industries.

In the specific evaluation of elastomers designed for applications above 0°C, the glass transition point was identified at 29.9°C. As the temperature continued to rise, the material exhibited additional expansion within its elastic range. Notably, the material did not enter its plastic range during this assessment. These findings underscore the remarkable thermal properties of polyurethane elastomers, making them suitable for a range of high-temperature applications.

External application

  1. Development of Rigid Polyurethane Foams for Inner Wetted Thermal Insulation

   – Published in AIP Conference Proceedings

  1. Utilizing Rigid Polyurethane Foams for Cryogenic Insulation in Space Launcher External Tanks

   – Published in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering


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