STA 2500 Regulus

A Highly Reliable and Fully Equipped Cost-Saving Instrument Package

Excellent Cost Performance

The STA 2500 Regulus features a highly reliable, fully equipped instrument package for STA measurements up to 1600°C at an attractive price.

Top-Loading and Unique Differential Balance Arrangement

The natural gas flow in the top-loading system guarantees automatic protection of the balance against condensation and contamination. The tailor-made differential balance system cancels out buoyancy and convection influences over a broad temperature range. This provides easy operation without the need for timeconsuming baseline runs.

Various Atmospheres Available

Measurements can be performed in inert and oxidizing atmospheres but also under vacuum. The atmosphere can be dynamic or static. The built-in mass flow controllers (MFCs) are software-controlled and allow gas changes at any time during the test.

Ideal for Evolved Gas Analysis

The top-loading design of the STA allows for convenient coupling to gas analysis systems such as FT-IR (Fourier Transform Infrared) spectrometer, MS (mass spectrometer), or GC-MS (gas chromatograph – mass spectrometer). During thermal treatment, the gases evolved can be simultaneously analyzed.


Key Technical Data

(subject to change)

  • Maximum sample temperature:
    1600°C (depending on the furnace)
  • Furnace I: RT to 1100°C
    (heating rate 0.001 to 100 K/min)
    Furnace II: RT to 1600°C
    (heating rate 0.001 to 50 K/min)
  • Temperature precision:
    0.3K
  • Weighing range:
    ± 250 mg
  • Sample load:
    1 g max.
  • Thermogravimetric resolution:
    0.03 μg
  • Thermocouple:
    Type S
  • Vacuum-tight:
    up to 10-4 mbar (10-2 Pa)
  • Gas atmospheres:
    inert, oxidizing, vacuum

Software

The STA 2500 Regulus runs on a Windows® operating system and includes everything you need to carry out a measurement and evaluate the resulting data. User-friendly menus combined with automated routines make Proteus® very easy to use while providing sophisticated analysis.

Thermogravimetric Effects:

  • TGA curves in absolute mass change (mg) or relative mass (%)
  • Automatic evaluation of mass change steps and characteristic temperatures
  • Extrapolated onset and endset
  • Peak temperatures and values of the 1st and 2nd derivatives
  • TGA stability check for each determination of the measurement
  • Rate-controlled mass loss

Caloric Effects:

  • Determination of caloric effects in [μV], [μV/mg] and [mW/mg]
  • Determination of onset, peak, inflection and end temperatures
  • Automatic peak search
  • Exothermal presentation in accordance with DIN or ASTM (selectable)
  • Calculation for conversion of DTA in DSC signal

Accessories

Sample Pans, Crucibles and Plates

A variety of crucibles made of alumina, platinum, aluminum and quartz is available in different shapes and sizes. The STA 2500 Regulus is delivered with slip-on plates which allow for nearly all kinds of sample pans (see table below). The large-volume crucible requires the large slip-on plate.

Coupling to Evolved Gas Analyzers

By coupling the STA 2500 Regulus to a gas analysis system such as FT-IR (Fourier Transform Infrared) spectro-meter, QMS (quadrupole mass spectrometer), or GC-MS (gas chromatograph – mass spectrometer), information on the type of gases evolved as a function of time or temperature can be obtained. This yields detailed information on the material to be tested and may provide a fingerprint of the analyzed material.

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Material PurityDiameter/HeightVolumeMaximum Temperature
Al (99.5)Ø 5.2/2.6 mm45 μl600°C
Al (99.5)Ø 5.2/5.1 mm95 μl600°C
Al2O3 (99.7)Ø 5.2/2.6 mm40 μl1700°C
Al2O3 (99.7)Ø 5.2/5.1 mm80 μl1700°C
Pt/Rh (90/10)Ø 5.2/2.6 mm45 μl1600°C
Pt/Rh (90/10)Ø 5.2/5.1 mm95 μl1600°C
Fused silicaØ 5.0/2.6 mm25 μl1000°C
Fused silicaØ 5.0/5.1 mm55 μl1000°C
Large volume Al2O3 (99.7)Ø 8.0/10.0 mm400 μl1700°C

Literature

Brochure

Brochure

Product brochure: Simultaneous Thermal Analysis; Technique, Instrument, Applications, 12 pages

Webcast

NETZSCH Webinar Silmultaneous Thermal Analysis STA