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Ceramics and Glass Industry

The terms glass and ceramic hide a multitude of high-tech products that are used in a wide variety of fields. The variety ranges from simple window glass and decorative ceramics to high-performance materials that has limited similarity to the original materials.

High-performance ceramics or engineering ceramics occupy a special position, which is used wherever other materials reach their limits. There are multiple uses including but not limited to enormous loads, extreme temperatures, under power, or as an implant in the human body. However, ceramics can still be found in the kitchen in the form of ceramic pans or dishes for the microwave. The ceramic, in this case, is usually glazed to give the crystalline porous starting material a glassy, closed, and thus water-impermeable surface.

Even glass enjoys greater and greater popularity outside of the traditional range of applications. It has long since ceased to be processed only into drinking glasses, but also into safety glass, glass-ceramic cooktops or fiber-optic cables. Glass as a packaging is just as natural as glass water cookers, optical elements in astronomy, and in space travel.

Quality management is indispensable, since even the slightest deviations in the starting material and in the production process adversely affect the desired properties of glass and ceramic materials. Raw material testing and regular sampling are imperative as it is the only to determine when ceramic breaks or when a certain type of glass melts or burns.

Linseis manufacturers a large variety of Thermal Analysis Tools for the enhanced measurement of material properties. These properties include but are not limited to:

  •  Specific heat capacity determination (DSC PT1600)
  • Thermal Expansion, glass transition, softening point and sintering behavior through Dilatometry (pushrod and non – contact optical)
  • Thermal conductivity through Laser flash or Transient hot bridge

Thermal analysis instruments for ceramics and glass

DTA PT 1600

DTA-PT1600
  • High temperature DTA
  • Modular instrument design (sample robot, gas dosing systems, muliple furnaces on a turntable, etc.)
  • Qualitative analysis of endothermic and exothermic reactions
  • Temperature range: -150°C up to 1000/1600/1750/2400°C
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DIL L74 HM

DIL-L74_Erhitzungsmikroskop
  • High performance Heating Microscope for demanding applications
  • Vacuum tight design
  • optional gas dosing systems
  • Temperature range: -100°C up to 1500/ 1700/2000°C
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DIL L74 Optical

DIL-L74_Erhitzungsmikroskop
  • Non contact optical Dilatometer
  • Vacuum tight design
  • optional gas dosing systems
  • -100°C up to 1500/1700/2000°C
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DIL L75 Laser

DIL-L75_Laser
  • Worlds only commercial absolute Dilatometer – no zero run required
  • Resolution 0.3nm (300 picometer)
  • Temperature range: -180 up to 1000°C
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DIL L75 PT Horizontal

DIL-L75_Horizontal
  • High performance horizontal single, differential or doublepushrod Dilatometer
  • Temperature range: -180 up to 1000/1600/2800°C
  • LVDT or optical Encoder
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DIL L75 PT Quattro

DIL PT Quattro
  • High troughput vertical “Zero Friction”Dilatometer for up to 4 samples
  • Temperature range RT up to 1000/1400/1600/2000°C
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DIL L75 PT Vertical

DIL-L75_Vertical
  • Vertical “Zero-Friction” Dilatometer
  • Multi furnace option (up to 3 furnaces)
  • Different furnaces: -263 up to 1000/1600/1750 …2800°C
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DIL L76 PT

DIL-L76
  • Robust workhorse pushrod Dilatometerfor quality control applications
  • Temperature range RT up to 1000/1400/1600°C
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DSC PT 1600

TGA-PT1600
  • Modular high temperature DSC
  • Determination of specific heat (Cp) and enthalpy from high temperature metals and ceramics
  • Temperature range -150 to 2400°C
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STA PT 1600

STA-PT1600
  • (TGA) Thermogravimety and (DSC) Differential Scanning Calorimetry
  • True top loading TG-DSC heat flux sensors
  • Numerous user excheangable TG, TG-DSC and TG-DTA sensors for any kind of application
  • Modular design: sample robot, turntable for up to two furnaces, vacuum tight design, different gas dosing systems, high pressure (up to 5 bar) option, vapor dosing system etc.
  • Temperature range: -150 up to 1600/1750/2000/2400°C
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L81-I

STA L81
  • Modular Simultaneous Thermal Analyzer (STA) for special custom applications
  • Combined Thermogravimetry (TGA) – Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Temperature range: -150 up to 1000°C and RT up to 1600/ 1750/ 2000/ 2400°C
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TGA PT 1000

TGA-1000
  • Toploading low drift Thermobalance (TGA) 
  • High speed microfurnace for very fast heating and cooling
  • Many acessories such as: gas dosing systems, sample robot, MS/FTIR coupling etc.
  • Temperature range RT up to 1100°C
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TGA PT 1600

TGA-PT1600
  • Modular top loading high temperature Thermobalance (TGA)
  • Numerous options and upgrades: sample robot, gas dosing system, vacuum, many different sample holders and crucibles for different applications
  • Temperature range: -150 up to 1000/ 1400/ 1600/ 1750/ 2000/ 2400°C
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TMA PT 1600

TMA-1600
  • Thermomechanical Analysis over a wide temperature range
  • Precise force and frequency control
  • Vacuum tight design
  • Temperature range: -150 up to 1400/1600°C
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TFA

TFA

Unique device for a comprehensive thin film characterization from the nm to the µm scale

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TF-LFA

TF-LFA

Thin Film LaserFlash – Time Domain ThermoReflectance (TDTR)- Thermal diffusivity of thin films

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HFM

Linseis HFM

HFM – Heat Flow Meter – The perfect solution for isolating materials

Temperature range:

  • Fixed 0 to 40°C
  • var. 0 to 100°C
  • -20 up to 75°C
  • var. -30 to 90°C
  • var. -20 to 70°C
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THB

Linseis THB

THB – Transient Hot Bridge – Sandwiched Sensor type Thermal Conductivity and Thermal Diffusivity measurements

Service temperature:

  • –150°C up to 200°C
  • -150°C  up to 700°C
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LFA 500

LFA-500

LFA 500 – LightFlash Analyzer – The robust workhorse

Temperature range:

  • -100 up to 500°C
  • RT up to 500°C / 1000°C / 1250°C
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LFA 1000

LFA-1000

LFA 1000 – True LaserFlash Analyzer – The premium device

Temperature range:

  • -125 up to 500°C
  • RT up to 1250°C/ 1600°C/ 2000°C/ 2800°C
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EGA QMS

EGA Pfeiffer

An optical In-Situ Analysis offers many advantages such as: no Cooling / Modification of the measuring gas (for example no out-condensation, no transition reaction and no equilibrium shift).
Many materials with high condensation temperature for example alkali metals (Na, K and their combinations) are now able to be measured, heated capillary only suitable for some 200 – 250°C, the optical port allows measurement until 1600°C

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