The Hot Disk® TPS 500 Thermal Constants Analyzer quickly and accurately measures thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity and specific heat capacity of a wide range of materials. The economical TPS 500 condenses the patented TPS technology with next-generation analysis software, resulting in the smartest, simplest-to-use thermal conductivity apparatus on the market.
Sensors : The TPS 500 includes two specially selected TPS sensors suitable for the specified range of materials and applications, with a respective radius of 3.2 mm and 6.4 mm.
Temperature Control : Automatic Temperature series measurements (Isothermal Steps) are easy to perform using either an optional external Furnace or a temperature-controlled Circulating Bath. These external devices can be directly controlled through the Hot Disk Thermal Analyser software to ensure ease of use.
Everything to get you started : The TPS 500 system includes everything to get you started making measurements. The instrumentation includes: Standard Measurement Module software, two Sensors, Stainless Steel verification samples for data validation & Room-Temperature Sample Holder.
Rapidity : The TPS 500 will test most materials in less than 20 seconds. For multiple measurements on the same sample, a cooling time between tests is recommended.
Simplicity : The elegant analysis software further simplifies testing, making the learning curve very short. With the minimal sample preparations required the TPS 500 is a smart, simple-to-use tool
Advantages of TPS technology in the TPS 500:
- The method is non-destructive.
- Contact pressure of sensor to sample surface does not influence measurement results.
- Porous, transparent samples are easy to measure.
- Surface roughness or surface color does not influence measurement results.
- Minimum- or no sample preparation (single-sided QC-testing).
- Instant and fully consistent thermal conductivity results.
- Three thermal transport properties measured in a single transient.
- No calibration or reference sample verification required. (The technique is an absolute technique.)
The test & analysis software for the TPS 500 system incorporates tools for automated measurements as well as automatic temperature control of external devices. The software also incorporates tools for exporting results to third-party software (MS Excel), for additional processing or statistical analysis.
|Thermal Conductivity W/mK||0.03 to 100|
|Thermal Diffusivity:||0.1 to 40 mm²/s|
|Specific Heat Capacity:||0.1 to 4.5 MJ/m³K|
|Measurement Time:||2.5 to 2560 seconds|
|Reproducibility:||2 % (thermal conductivity)|
|Accuracy:||Better than 5%|
|Smallest Sample Dimensions:||3 mm High, 13 mm Diameter or Square|
|Sensor Types Available:||Kapton insulated with or without cable (from cryogenic temperatures up to 180°C)
Mica insulated without cable (Room Temp. up to 750°C).