STA 449 F3 Jupiter®

STA 449 F3 Jupiter®

Fascinating Flexibility in Thermal Analysis

The simultaneous thermal analyzer NETZSCH STA 449 F3 Jupiter® allows the measurement of mass changes and thermal effects between -150°C and 2400°C.

The high flexibility caused by the various sensors, the great variety of sample crucibles and the wide TGA-measuring range make the system applicable for analysis of all kinds of materials including also inhomogenous substances.

Easily interchangeable sample holders allow the optimal system adaption to the diverse application areas (TGA, TGA-DTA and TGA-DSC measurements).

Various furnaces, easy interchangeable by the user, cover the complete temperature range (please see accessories).

Through to the vacuum tight design measurements at defined atmospheres (e.g. inert) are possible. The system is controlled by a newly developed integrated digital electronic device.

The analysis of measuring data runs under a standard PC and the well-proven Windows® software.

Key Technical Data

Key Technical Data

(subject to change)

  • Temperature range:
    -150°C to 2400°C
  • Tungsten furnace
    (RT to 2400°C)
    High-speed furnace
    (RT to 1250°C)
  • Heating and cooling rates:
    0.001 K/min to 50 K/min
    (dependent on furnace)
  • Weighing range:
    35000 mg
  • TG resolution:
    0,1 µg (over entire weighing range)
  • DSC resolution (depending on sensor type):
    e.g. < 1 µW for DSC sensor type S and 0.5 µW for DSC sensor type E
  • Atmospheres:
    inert, oxidizing, reducing, static, dynamic
  • Switch valve for 2 purge gases and 1 protective gas
  • Vacuum-tight assembly
    up to 10-4 mbar
  • Coupling:
    FT-IR, MS via Capillary or SKIMMER coupling
TypeTemperature rangeCooling system
Silver furnace-120°C to 675°Cliquid nitrogen
Copper furnace-150°C to 500°Cliquid nitrogen
Steel furnace -150°C to 1000°Cliquid nitrogen
Platinum furnaceRT to 1500°Cforced air
Silicon carbide furnaceRT to 1600°Cforced air
Rhodium furnaceRT to 1650°Cforced air
Graphite furnaceRT to 2000°Ctap or chilled water
Water vapor furnaceRT to 1250°Cforced air
High-speed furnaceRT to 1250°Cforced air
Tungsten furnaceRT to 2400°Ctap or chilled water



The STA 449 F3 Jupiter® runs under Proteus® Software on Windows® 7, Windows® 8.1 and Windows®  10. 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.

TGA features:

  • Mass changes in wt% or mg
  • Automatic evaluation of mass-change steps
  • Determination of residual mass
  • Extrapolated onset and end temperatures
  • Peak temperatures of the 1st and 2nd derivative of the mass-change curve
  • Automatic baseline and buoyancy correction
  • c-DTA® for calculated DTA signal with evaluation of characteristic temperatures and the peak area (optional for TGA measurements)

You can use the following software with this product:

Proteus® Software, Advanced Software

DSC features:

  • Determination of onset, peak, inflection and end temperatures
  • Automatic peak search
  • Transformation enthalpies:
    Analysis of peak areas (enthalpies) with selectable baseline and partial peak area analysis
    Enthalpy determination allowing for mass changes
    Complex peak analysis with all characteristic temperatures, area, peak height and half-width
  • Comprehensive analysis of glass transitions
  • Automatic baseline correction
  • Degree of crystallinity
  • OIT (oxidative induction time) evaluation
  • Specific heat determination (optional)
  • BeFlat® for automatic DSC baseline correction (optional)
  • Tau-R® Mode: takes into account the time constant and thermal resistance of the instrument and reveals thus sharper DSC effects from the sample (optional available for the use with DSC sample carrier)
  • DSC correction: Evaluation of exo- and endothermal effects under consideration of system time constants and thermal resistance values (optional)
  • TM-DSC module software extension for temperature-modulated DSC tests (optional)



A variety of sample crucibles (pans) made of alumina, platinum, aluminum, graphite, fused silica, etc. is available in different sizes.

The water vapor furnace with perfectly balanced accessories for steam generation, gas mixing and flow control offers the unique opportunity to study the mass and energy changes in samples up to 1250°C under defined absolute humidity.

The high-speed furnace does not require a stand-alone instrument but extends the well-established instrument series STA-Jupiter® by another furnace type. The concept allows for equipping a measuring instrument with a double-furnace hoisting device for two furnaces. The high-speed furnace can therefore be mounted on the double hoisting device combined with other furnaces. Instead of a second furnace, an automatic sample changer (ASC) can optionally be used for the high-speed furnace. Modular flexibility and particularly the combinability of the high-speed furnace with the ASC saves a great amount of time and thus directly results in an increased sample throughput.

Optionally available, the OTS® system allows for reducing effectively the oxygen partial pressure at the sample vicinity.

The automatic sample changer is designed for routine measurements. It works day and night, giving you time for other tasks, and provides for optimal use of the STA 449 F3 Jupiter® (e.g. calibrations on the weekend).

A carousel is available for up to 20 sample and reference crucibles (pans) which can be automatically run in any order. The controlled generation of the required gas atmosphere in the sample chamber and cooling are automatic.

Of course, each sample can be assigned an individual measurement and evaluation macro. Easy-to-understand input masks lead you through the programming of the measurement series. And it is always possible to insert unplanned analyses into a preprogrammed series of measurements that is already in progress.


With the PulseTA® technique an exactly defined quantity of gas is injected to the purge gas of the thermobalance (TGA) or the simultaneous thermal analysis instrument (STA).

This clearly increases the measuring possibilities:

  • Defined/incremental chemical reactions or adsorption of the injection gas with the sample
  • Quantification of gases evolved from the sample.
Crucibles (Pans) Made of Aluminum for the STA 449 F1/F3 Jupiter®
Consisting ofDimension/
RemarksOrder Number
Al (99.5%)Max. 600°CCrucible + lidø 6 mm / 25/40 μlSet of 100, cold weldable*6.239.2-64.5.00
Al (99.5%)Max. 600°CCrucible + lidø 6 mm / 25/40 μlSet of 500, cold weldable*6.239.2-64.51.00
Al (99.5%)Max. 600°CCrucible + punched lid (0.05mm)ø 6 mm / 40 μlSet of 100, cold weldable*6.239.2-64.8.00
Al (99.5%)Max. 600°CCrucible + punched lid (0.05mm)ø 6 mm / 40 μlSet of 500, cold weldable*6.239.2-64.81.00
Al (99.5%)Max. 600°CCrucibleø 6.7 mm / 85 μlSet of 100 pieces,
Al (99.5%)Max. 600°CLidSet of 100 pieces, for

* Please note: One and the same sealing press is capable of sealing all the Al crucibles (pan + lid), order no. 6.240.10-80.0.00A



Application literature

Application literature

Binder burnout and sintering behavior of green zirconia material analyzed by different thermoanalytical techniques

published: Ceramic Industry, September (2005) 29

Application literature

The development of the instrument was focused on the high temperature corrosion studies of steels in humidified atmospheres. A new water vapor furnace and the corrosion of an iron-chromium steel are described.

published: JTAC, Vol 80 (2005) 775-780

Application literature

Approach to assess the degree of cure of amino adhesive systems in the penal bord production by means of DSC data and thermokinetc software

published: 8th European Panel Products Symposium

Application literature
Application literature

Determination of the calcium carbonate (CaCO3) content of Crustacea

published: NETZSCH Onset 4/2008

Application literature
Application literature



Product brochure: Simultaneous Thermal Analysis; Method, Technique, Applications, 16 pages


Accessories Catalogue

Accessories Catalogue


STA 449 F3 Jupiter Simultaneous DSC-TGA sample carrier change
Part 2 Sample Preparation Influencing Factors How to Setup an STA Measurement

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