DSC PT 1000

very robust – highest precision sensor


On point

This product was developed as a universal temperature-modeled DSC to cover a wide temperature range (from -180°C to 750°C) for all common applications. Particular emphasis was placed on an extremely stable baseline and high reproducibility.

The design allows both manual and automatic operation. The measuring cell is designed to offer maximum mechanical and chemical resistance. The newly developed ceramic/metal sensor delivers extremely high resolution and sensitivity.


This design offers the highest sensor sensitivity and resolution. Thanks to our sample changer with up to 90 positions and the automatic gas dosing system, you can operate the device fully automatically at any time.

The following characteristics, among others, can be measured with a DSC: Tg, melting point, crystallization, curing, curing kinetics, onset of oxidation and heat capacity.


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Model DSC PT 1000*
Temperature range: -180°C … 750°C
Price range: $$
Heating rates: 0.01 K/min … 100 K/min
Cooling rates**: 0.01 K/min … 100 K/min
Sensor: heat flux
Sample Robot: 42 Positions
PC Interface: USB

*Specs depend on configurations

**temperature dependent


  • Different manual, semi-automatic and automatic Gas Control Boxes (with MFC)
  • Broad range of crucibles made of gold, silver, platinum, aluminum, stainless steel (high pressure), etc.
  • Standard sealing press and special high pressure crucible sealing press
  • Liquid Nitrogen Cooling unit (-180°C)
  • Selection of Intracoolers as alternative to liquid nitrogen cooling
  • Sample robot with up to 84 positions


All thermo analytical devices of LINSEIS are PC controlled and 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 software encounters all essential features for measurement preparation, execution and evaluation with a DSC run, just like with other thermo analytical experiments. Due to our specialists and application experts LINSEIS was able to develop this easy understandable and highly practical software.


Linseis LFA 500 Software

General Features

  • Temperature Modulated DSC
  • Repetition measurements with minimum parameter input
  • Evaluation of current measurement
  • Curve comparison up to 32 curves
  • Curve subtraction
  • Multi-methods analysis (DSC TG, TMA, DIL, etc.)
  • Zoom function
  • 1. and 2. Derivative
  • Multiple smoothing functions
  • Complex peak evaluation
  • Multipoint calibration for sample temperature
  • Multipoint calibration for change of enthalpy
  • Cp calibration for heat flow
  • Storage and export of evaluations
  • Program capable of text editing
  • Export and import of data ASCII
  • Data export to MS Excel
  • Signal-steered measuring procedures
  • Zoom in function
  • Undo function


Applications example: Fructose, Glucose and Saccharose

The three evaluated substances (Fructose, Glucose and Saccharose) show distinctive melting points. These melting points can be precisely determined by means of Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC). For this the analytical method is frequently used for the determination of unknown substances. Even mixtures with identical molecular weight such as Fructose and Glucose can thus be recognized.


Application example: OIT “Oxidative Induction Time”/ Temperatur

Initially the polyethylene sample is heated up to 200 °C under argon atmosphere with a heating rate of 10 K/min. After 3 minutes at the equilibrium the environment is changed from argon to oxygen. After an additional 5 minutes the exothermal oxidation of the sample starts.


Application example: Auto-ignition of cotton fibers

A sample of cotton fiber, containing inorganic minerals, was measured by DSC PT 1000 to determine the auto ignition temperature (ignition point) and heat of combustion of the cotton content. It is important to distinguish between the flash point and the ignition point.

The flash point describes the temperature at which a substance is inflamed by means of an external ignition source, such as spark, while the auto ignition temperature is the temperature at which a substance inflames without an external ignition source.

The cotton mass sample was heated in the Linseis DSC PT 1000 from room temperature to 600 °C at 10 K/min. The results graph shows the heat flux signal (black curve) and the derivative of the signal (blue curve) as the cotton mass was heated. The cotton mass started to oxidize at 435.4 °C and was completely combusted by 461.6 °C.

The total energy released by the combustion reaction of the cotton mass was 60 J/g as calculated by the area of the heat flux peak using the Linseis evaluation software package.

Linseis DSC 1000 Autoignition cotton fibers



DSC PT 1000 Product
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