06 Mar 2017 Press Release

NEW High-Capacity Autosampler for DSC & TGA

NETZSCH Analyzing and Testing now offers the industry’s highest-capacity autosampler exclusively for their F1 range of TGA (Thermogravimetric Analyzer) and DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimeter) instruments to dramatically boost sample throughput and make routine thermal analysis work more efficient. Two removable trays can be filled with up to 192 crucibles/pans plus 12 samples on a separate calibration strip for calibration and correction purposes.

This enables users to get up to 76% faster results compared to an instrument without autosampler. Users can run tests over the weekend or start a calibration in the evening and have the instrument ready to begin measurements once the work day resumes the following morning. The high-capacity sample trays can easily be archived and are identified by a machine readable 2D code. The NETZSCH Proteus® software is able to identify the tray and remembers data like sample type, crucible type and filled positions of the tray.

The automatic sample changer (ASC) also handles different types of crucibles/pans and the SafeTouch gripper always applies the correct contact force depending on the crucible/lid type. The autosampler comes with the RemoveCap feature and optionally pierces lids for measurements on less-stable samples or samples containing volatile solvents. The motorized tray cover protects samples from dust and atmospheric influences and only opens shortly for autosampler gripper access. After automatically closing the cover, the space above the sample pans is purged by branching gas channels integrated into the cover.

Three key reasons why the new automatic sample changer will lead to faster results:

  • The new high-capacity automatic sample changer (ASC) with up to 204 sample spaces will run without an operator over weekends or at night.

  • Calibrations can be executed automatically overnight, using the calibration samples in the calibration strip so it can start with a freshly-calibrated instrument the next morning.

  • One click results: The new ASC systems comes with the latest Proteus® system software comes complete with AutoEvaluation and Identify® DSC automatic sample recognition & identification and delivers results with just one click.