DMA 242 E Artemis

Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer

The Most Versatile DMA in the World

The new DMA 242 E Artemis combines ease of handling with the user-friendly Proteus® measurement and evaluation software. This makes it fast and easy to characterize the dynamic mechanical properties as a function of frequency, temperature and time.

Its modular design along with a wide variety of sample holders and cooling systems allow the DMA 242 E Artemis to handle a broad range of applications and samples.

Various add-on options make it the ideal device for any laboratory and a safe investment for the long-term.

Hang-down design
for easy accessibility, handling and changing of the different sample holders

Over 30 different sample holders
for optimal adjustment of measurement conditions to material properties

Controlled gas flow (inert or oxidizing)
with optimal heat transfer on samples for defined measurement conditions

Various cooling options.
Two different cooling systems; liquid nitrogen-controlled cooling to -170°C and compressed-air cooling with vortex tube to cool to 0°C

Controlled force range up to 24 N
(12 N static and 12 N dynamic) for measurements of very stiff samples. Increased resolution in the measuring range 4 N static and 4 N dynamic

A stepper motor with a 20-mm travel range
allows for precise testing on materials which exhibit substantial changes in length during a DMA measurement. This is particularly important for the different static experiments available with the DMA 242 E Artemis; i.e., creep, relaxation and TMA mode.

Key Technical Data

(subject to change)

  • Temperature range:
    -170°C to 600°C
  • Heating rate:
    0.01 to 20 K/min
  • Frequency range:
    0.01 to 100 Hz
  • High force range:
    24 N (12 N static and 12 N dynamic)
  • High resolution force range:
    8 N (4 N static and 4 N dynamic)
  • Controlled strain amplitude:
    ± 240 μm
  • Static deformation:
    Up to 20 mm
  • Modulus range:
    10-3 to 106 MPa
  • Damping range (tanδ):
    0.005 to 100


The DMA 242 E Artemis runs under Proteus® Software on Windows®. The Proteus® Software includes everything you need to carry out a measurement and evaluate the resulting data. Through the combination of easy-to-understand menus and automated routines, a tool has been created that is extremely user-friendly and, at the same time, allows sophisticated analysis. The Proteus® Software is licensed with the instrument and can of course be installed on other computer systems.

DMA features:

  • Logarithmic or linear scaling of the results (e.g. storage modulus, loss modulus, damping factor, resilience, length change) in up to 4 Y axes
  • Display of the measurement parameters (e.g. force, displacement, amplitude, offset) as a function of time, temperature and frequency.
  • Definition of values on every data plot
  • Length-change curve with evaluation of the coefficient of linear thermal expansion
  • Superposition (master curve) in accordance with the Williams-Landel-Ferry-equation
  • Activation energy in accordance with Arrhenius analysis
  • Cole-Cole diagram
  • Force-displacement or stress-strain diagram
  • Tension-expansion diagram for strain/stress sweeps (optional)

You can use the following software with this product:

Proteus® Software, Advanced Software



Sample Holders for Any Application
From liquids to highly-filled thermosets to metals and ceramics — all such materials can be measured with the DMA 242 E Artemis.
Accurate results require optimal adaptation of the test conditions to the materials and applications. That is why NETZSCH has developed a wide range of sample holders, accessories and measurement modes.

Humidity Generator
The humidity generator add-on serves to investigate the water uptake of cured samples or other organics. With the humidity generator, it is possible to create relative humidity values of between 5% and 90% in the temperature range from RT to 70°C.

UV Lamp
The DMA 242 E Artemis supports the OmniCure S2000 UV lamp for studying light-induced reactions such as the UV curing of adhesives, inks or paints.

Cooling Options
Two different cooling systems; liquid nitrogen-controlled cooling to -170°C and compressed-air cooling with vortex tube to cool to 0°C




Product brochure: Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analysis; Methods, Technique, Applications, 24 pages



The modular design of the dynamic mechanical analyzer DMA 242 E Artemis secures its viability as a long-term investment.



Our poster “Thermal Properties of the Elements” shows the following values at a glance: melting point, boiling point, specific heat, heat of fusion, thermal expansion coefficient, thermal conductivity and density.


Our poster “Thermal Properties of Polymers” offers the following characteristic values at a glance: Glass transition temperature, heat of fusion and melting temperature, decomposition temperature, E modulus, coefficient of thermal expansion, specific heat capacity, thermal conductivity and density.

Accessories Catalogue

Accessories Catalogue

Sample Holders, Calibration Materials and Other Accessories

White Paper

White Paper

For many decades, steel was the primary material used in the automotive industry. In more recent years, a shift toward electric motors has increased the popularity of lighter metals. Technological advancements make it necessary to continuously seek lighter and lighter materials, but without sacrificing the required stiffness over a broad temperature range. The key to reducing vehicular weight has been found in the use of fiber-reinforced polymers.

Digital Media

DMA 242 E Artemis - Dynamic mechanical Analyzer


NETZSCH Webinar-Quality improvements in plastic parts through powerful thermo-analytical methods
NETZSCH Webinar Composites 2015 EN
NETZSCH-Webinar Characterization of Photo-Curing Polymers
NETZSCH Webinar Understand the Properties of Polymer Compounds by Thermal Analysis
NETZSCH Webinar DEA Analysis of Polymers
NETZSCH-Webinar on Polymers DMA for Beginners
NETZSCH Webinar Adept Adhesion
NETZSCH-Webinar Thermal Analysis Under Humid Atmospheres
NETZSCH-Webinar Zlepov

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