STA 449 F5 Jupiter®

STA 449 F5 Jupiter®

A Sophisticated Instrument at a Very Attractive Price

Fully Equipped

This vacuum-tight STA 449 F5 Jupiter® is hand built specifically for your application. Each instrument comes pre-configured as you need it, with all of the hardware and software features that are required by high-temperature applications in the fields of ceramics, metals, inorganics, building materials, etc.

Best Cost-Performance-Ratio

The STA 449 F5 Jupiter® has high resolution, a high range, low drift balance and sensitive DSC capability that enables it to excel in all typical applications across a broad range of temperatures.

Unique Combination – True TG-DSC and TGA for High-Sample Volumes

True TGA and DSC measurements can be performed with high precision and reproducibility at sample temperatures from ambient to 1600°C. TGA measurements are also possible, even on large or heavy samples.

Top-loading – The Proven Design for Thermobalances

The STA 449 F5 Jupiter® is a top-loading system with a balance design that has been preferred for years in laboratories. The reasons are simple: These systems combine ideal performance with easy handling.

Key Technical Data

Key Technical Data

(subject to change)

  • Temperature range:
    RT to 1600°C (sample temperature)
  • Heating rate:
    0.001 to 50 K/min
  • Vacuum-tight:
    10-2 mbar
  • Temperature resolution:
    0.001 K
  • Balance resolution:
    0.1 μg (over the entire weighing range)
  • Balance drift:
    < 5 μg/hour
  • Maximum sample load:
    35000 mg (incl. crucible), corresponds to TGA measuring range
  • Sample volume:
    Up to 5 cm3 (for TGA crucibles)
  • Enthalpy accuracy:
    1% (indium)
  • DSC resolution
    (for DSC sensor type S):

    1 µW



The STA 449 F5 Jupiter® runs under the versatile Proteus® software on Windows® operating systems. The Proteus® software includes everything you need to carry out a reliable measurement and evaluate the resulting data – or even carry out complicated analyses. The Proteus® software is licensed with the instrument and can also be installed on other computer systems.

General software features:

  • Multi-tasking: simultaneous measurement and evaluation
  • Multi-moduling: operation of different instruments from one computer
  • Combined analysis: comparison and/or evaluation of STA, DSC, TGA, DIL, TMA and DMA measurements in one plot
  • Selectable scaling
  • Graphic and data export
  • Calculation of 1st and 2nd derivative including peak temperatures
  • Storage and restoration of analyses
  • Context-sensitive help system
  • Software produced by iso-certified company

You can use the following software with this product:

Proteus® Software, Advanced Software

DSC Features:

  • Determination of onset, peak, inflection and end temperatures incl. automatic peak search
  • Analysis of exothermal and endothermal peak areas (enthalpies) with selectable baseline and partial peak area analysis
  • Combined analysis: comparison and/or evaluation of STA, DSC, TGA, DIL, TMA and DMA measurements in one plot
  • Comprehensive glass transition analysis
  • Degree of crystallinity
  • OIT (Oxidative-Induction Time)

TGA Features:

  • Mass changes in % or mg
  • Automatic evaluation of mass change steps including determination of residual mass
  • Extrapolated onset and endset
  • Automatic baseline correction
  • TGA-BeFlat® for automatic correction of measuring influences
  • c-DTA® for the calculated DTA signal with evaluation of characteristic temperatures and peak area-(optional for TGA measurements)
  • Super-Res® for rate-controlled mass change (optional)



Two Methods – More Effective Together

The system comes equipped with a user exchangeable TGA-DSC sensor. True DSC or simultaneous TGA-DSC measurements can also be performed while using the automatic sample changer (ASC). In addition, sample carriers for TGA and TG-DTA measurements are available.

Atmosphere – Perfectly Controlled by MFC and AutoVac

The three built-in mass flow controllers (MFC) control purge and protective gases to maintain optimum control of the atmosphere around the sample. Evacuation and backfilling of the furnace enables even further control of the atmosphere surrounding the sample, especially when dealing with powders and other “critical-to-evacuate” samples. The AutoVac feature automates and simplifies the evacuation process. For totally software-controlled AutoVac, a vane-type rotary pump system is included.





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


Part 2 Sample Preparation Influencing Factors How to Setup an STA Measurement