First Mid Year Sales and Technical Class Room Training, Holiday Inn Resort 5 th September,2007. TA INSTRUMENTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMPANY Presenter: Farhan Akhter Sheikh (Customer Support Engineer). AGENDA Thermal and Rheology, A window look
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First Mid Year Sales and Technical Class Room Training, Holiday Inn Resort5th September,2007
TA INSTRUMENTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMPANY
Presenter: Farhan Akhter Sheikh
(Customer Support Engineer)
Thermal and Rheology, A window look
TA Product line with Snap shot
Present Market Share
Areas that Needs Attention
Service & Technical Points
What is Rheology ?Rheology is the science of flow and deformation of matter.The relationship between stress and deformation is a property of the material. We can therefore define Rheology as the study of stress-deformation relationships.
What is a Rheometer?
An instrument that measures both viscosity and viscoelasticity of fluids, semi-solids and solids
It provides following information about the material’s:
Viscosity (which is the function of shear rate or stress, time & temperature dependence)
Viscoelastic properties (G’, G”, tan d) with respect to time, temperature, frequency & stress/strain
Transient response (relaxation modulus, creep compliance, creep recovery)
Rheometers Product Line
AR SERIES (CMT)
AVAILABLE MODELS IN CMT RHEOMETERS
AR-G2 (smart geom.)
AVAILABLE CONFIGURATION IN SMT RHEOMETERS
ARES: Standard motor/2KFRT/Oven
ARES LS-1: LS Motor/1KFRT/Peltier Bath.
ARES LS-2: LS Motor/2KFRT/Oven
ARES RDA: Standard Motor/2KSpring/Oven.
ARES RFS: Standard Motor/1KFRT/Peltier Bath.
ARES-HT: HT Motor/10KSpring/Oven.
Paints and coatings
Thermal Analysis techniques are applicable to most material
classes. Some of the more common classes include :
DSC: Differential Scanning Calorimtery
TGA: Thermo Gravimetric Analyzer
SDT: Simultaneous Differential Thermal Analyzer
DMA: Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer
TMA: Thermo Mechanical Analyzer
DSC - What can it measure?
Q 2000 is top-of-the-line, research grade with all options
Q 200 is research grade and expandable
Q 20 is a basic DSC
Q2000 DSC:Auto samplerModulated DSCAdvanced Tzero capability (T4P Heat flow signal).User replaceable Cell Pressure DSC cell option Q200 DSC:Autosampler is optional Tzero heat flow correction option (T4) for improved transition resolution and baseline flatness.MDSC is an option with maximum heating rates of 5C/Minute available.Q20 DSC:Q20 It is an Entry level DSC which does not have the T Zero heat flow corrections for improved resolution and baseline flatness.
DSC CELL SCHEMATIC
DSC CELL STRUCTURE
AVAILABLE MODEL FOR TGAs
THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED Q5000 IR OFFERS UNMATCHED BASELINE FLATNESS, HIGH SENSITIVITY, ACCURATE TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT, AND PRECISE CONTROL IN
BOTH STANDARD AND HIGH HEATING RATE OPERATION. OTHER GREAT FEATURES INCLUDE VACUUM OPERATION, AUTOMATED CURIE POINT TEMPERATURE CALIBRATION, POWERFUL NEW SOFTWARE AND A 25-POSITION, SMART AUTOSAMPLER WITH A UNIQUE CONTAMINATION-FREE, SEALED PAN PUNCHING MECHANISM. IT IS CLEARLY THE BEST ANALYZER FOR COMPLEX TGA APPLICATIONS.
TGA Q 500
The Q500 is a research grade thermo gravimetricanalyzer, whose leading performance arises from aresponsive low-mass furnace; sensitive thermo balance, and efficient horizontal purge gas system (with massflow control). Its convenience, expandability and powerful, results-oriented software make the Q500perfect for the multi-user laboratory where a wide varietyof TGA applications are conducted and where futureexpansion of analytical work is anticipated
The easy-to-use Q50 is a rugged, reliable, cost-effective TGA with many features of the Q500. It offers outstanding value as a compact, general-purpose thermo gravimetric analyzer that frequently outperforms competitive research-grade models. Its integral mass flow control, gas switching capability, and superb software make the Q50 ideal for academic teaching facilities or in industrial laboratories that need quality results at a modest cost.
Applications Of Thermal
Many others which I dont know
Tg: Glass Transition
MP: Melting Point
WL: Weight Loss
OUR PRESENT MARKET POSITION ARROUND KINGDOM
Total = 43 Unit only
Number Of TA Instrument Region Wise
Eastern= 24 Units
Central = 18 Units
Western = 1Unit only
OUR PRESENT CUSTOMERS ARROUND KINGDOM
PERKIN ELMER (US)
METTLER TOLLEDO (GERMANY)
AREAS that Need Attention
Give Application awareness to Customer
Introduce new Model of Instruments to the existing old model users as shown in the user list in earlier slide
SERVICE ISSUES WITH ARES
ARES: (Advance Rheometric Expansion System)
Checking Air line inputs
Air Bearing Transducer (30,000 $ to 35,000 $)
Normal Force Calibration
CAT (Capacitor Angular Transducer) Board Calibration
Alignment of Transducer with Motor
Motor Burn in Test (To eliminate Oxidation from Coil)
Calibration/Electronic PCB troubleshooting
SERVICE ISSUES FOR THERMAL
DSC: (Major product)
Need Cell conditioning quarterly/half yearly
MFC Calibration/Electronic PCB troubleshooting
Conditioning of furnace
Electronic PCB troubleshooting
On board checks
THANK YOU !