Magnetic Suspension Balance - STA MSB PT1

Magnetic Suspension Balance - Ultra High Vacuum up to 150 bar

Linseis MSB PT1 - Magnetic Suspension Balance

With the magnetic suspension balance LINSEIS MSB PT 1, gravimetric measurements in a wide temperature and pressure range and under aggressive media can be done. Such a magnetic suspension balance consist of a balance for recording the measurement values, a suspension coupling which carries the weight of the sample, a sensor for the position measurement of the levitation part and a control unit to control the suspension coupling.

The contact-less transmission of the sample weight is realized with a levitation magnet and a holding magnet. The levitation magnet consists of a permanent magnet and the holding magnet consists of an electromagnet hanging on the balance. The position sensor delivers the actual position of the levitation magnet and the PID controller makes a stable levitation position with the electromagnetic force as the actuating variable. Through the magnetic coupling a micro balance can be set up at environmental condition. Therefore the balance is protected from high temperatures, pressure and aggressive media.

Metal version

The metal version can be used for a wide application area. Measurements from ultra high vacuum up to 150 bar and a temperature range from -196 to 2400 °C are possible. Furthermore corrosive and toxic media are insertable. This will be possible with special coatings of the metal measurement cell.

Glass version

For the measurements with highly corrosive media, the glass version will be used. Sensitive parts in the measurement cell – for example the levitation magnet and the iron core for the position sensor – are fused-in glass. The functions of the magnetic coupling and of the automatic decoupling correlate with the metal version. The possible temperature is up to 900°C and the pressure range is up to 1.3 bar.


With the Archimedes´ principle the density can also be analyzed with the magnetic suspension balance. A mass with known volume will be weighed. With the buoyancy of the sample the density will be calculated. With a compact construction of the magnetic suspension balance the density can be analysed in a large temperature and pressure range. 


    Model Metal Version Glass version
    Temperature range:  -196 up to 2400°C up to 900°C
    Pressure range: UHV* to 150 bar Vacuum to 1.3 bar
    Sample weight: 10 g (standard balance) 10 g (standard balance)
    Resolution:  1 ug 1 ug
    Evolved Gas Analysis: MS/FTIR possible MS/FTIR possible
    Options: Special custom versions can be realized.

    *UHV Ultra High Vacuum  

      All LINSEIS thermo analytical instruments are PC controlled. The individual software modules exclusively run under Microsoft® Windows® operating systems. The complete software consists of 3 modules: temperature control, data acquisition and data evaluation. The 32 bit software incorporates all essential features for measurement preparation, execution, and evaluation of a STA measurement. Thanks to our specialists and application experts, LINSEIS was able to develop comprehensive easy to understand user friendly application software.

      General Features

      • Program capable of text editing
      • Data security in case of power failure
      • Thermocouple break protection
      • Repetition measurements with minimum parameter input
      • Evaluation of current measurement
      • Curve comparison up to 32 curves
      • Storage and export of evaluations
      • Export and import of data ASCII
      • Data export to MS Excel
      • Multi-methods analysis (DSC TG, TMA, DIL, etc.)
      • Zoom function
      • 1 and 2 derivation
      • Programmable gas control
      • Statistical evaluation package
      • Free scaling

        Application areas:

        • production of plastic
        • exhaust gas cleaning
        • foodstuff manufacturing
        • supercritical fluid extraction
        • gasification of coal
        • soil detoxification
        • purification and storage of natural gas and hyrdogen
        • analysis of membrane of fuel cells
        • waste incineration
        • research about process technology and chemical technology