Our TGA 8000™ thermogravimetric analyzer gives you complete control over your sample environment and delivers high throughput and reliability, even unattended. Plus, advanced hyphenation technology works beautifully with FT-IR, MS, GC/MS, and other systems for better understanding of evolved gases. In other words, this is complex characterization made simple.
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It's all about sample atmosphere control
The TGA 8000 gives you the confidence that comes with total control of your sample atmosphere, both temperature and gas. Our furnace's temperature control system creates a wide effective temperature range – from subambient to 1,200 °C. The system delivers heating rates from 0.1 °C to 500 °C/minute to address the widest range of applications, and its low mass and forced-air cooling allow it to cool quickly for fast sample turnaround. For sample gas environment, the system provides two integral mass-flow controllers for balance and sample purge. Built-in gas switching from Pyris™ software makes switching easy, while optional gas mixing allows the blending of up to three reaction gases, with delivery direct to the sample area.
Perfect for unattended operation
In today’s budget-constrained lab environments, your entire staff is being asked to perform complex characterizations – so the need for simple, easy-to-use instrumentation has never been greater. Our newly designed 48-position autosampler is simply the best in the business – the perfect system for single sample autoloading or for overnight multiple sample analysis. This patent-pending autosampler works seamlessly with our Accupik accessory used for testing aqueous or volatile samples, as well as with our comprehensive array of hyphenated accessories.
Welcome to the hyphenation evolution
Unlike all other systems, the TGA 8000 is designed from the ground up for hyphenation, enabling you to increase your power of analysis by coupling techniques such as FT-IR, MS, GC/MS, and more. We’re the only provider that can supply everything you need to understand and implement a complete hyphenation solution for your lab, including instruments, service, and support. And while other vendors depend on third parties to complete your hyphenation solution, we offer a whole range of hyphenated systems that target your need precisely.
Microplastics are a major concern due to their impact on the environment. There is growing research into microplastics, typically submillimeter in size, and which often end up in waterways and oceans. They remain in a suspended state and can be ingested by marine organisms; thereby entering and accumulating within the food chain. Hyphenated thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC/MS), referred to as TG-GC/MS, enables in-depth characterization of evolved gases through real-time analysis of the products resulting from the thermal decomposition of the suspended microplastic matter. This results in greater information on the identify of the degradation products as well as details on when the degradation products are formed.
This application note describes a powerful analytical technique to measure constituents of microplastics using a hyphenated TG-GC/MS system.
Internal combustion in an engine produces soot as a result of incomplete fuel combustion. The soot deposits deplete the quantity of dispersant additives which may cause an increase in viscosity which in turn increases engine wear. These soot particles adversely affect the engine performance and can lead to damage of the engine parts. This application note demonstrates the quantification of soot content as well as the repeatability of the measurement.
Researchers in the automotive and petrochemical industries have studied the effects of oil volatility on engine emissions and oil consumption over the past decade. The standard test for assessing oil volatility has been the Noack and gas chromatographic techniques. The Noack test conditions are recognized as being more representative of those experienced by oils in engines during operation. This application note describes how PerkinElmer TGA 8000, TGA 4000 or STA 6000 instruments provide an excellent means of characterizing oil volatilities using the TGA Noack test, which has been developed to improve reproducibility and has taken into account better test conditions that closely meet ASTM D6375-09 specifications.
Innovation is the lifeblood of industrial polymer development – the push to improve materials or develop new ones infuses new life into the industry from R&D through to QA/QC. Manufacturers are continually challenged to ensure effective quality control and streamline processes while meeting stringent standards. Increasingly they must design for recycling and/or reuse in an ever more waste-adverse economy, keep a watchful eye on costs and stay ahead of the competition.
In response, we've gained years of experience developing a range of analytical capabilities to address a wide range of polymer analysis needs.
Download the interactive brochure to learn more about the most common challenges and our solutions in the market.
PerkinElmer has been helping Renault F1 Team's Enstone Technical Center with their analytical needs for nearly 30 years. PerkinElmer began by outfitting the team’s testing lab with the analytical instrumentation needed to conduct materials testing. Today, a dedicated PerkinElmer scientific laboratory operates within the team’s Enstone facility where the latest thermal analysis, infrared spectroscopy, and imaging technologies are being utilized for proactive monitoring, issue prevention, and performance enhancement of the team’s single seater. This case study shows you how we offer analytical expertise in helping Renault F1 Team master the thermal stability challenge.
Quality control-monitoring and testing are important in ensuring the quality of palm oil. The quality control parameters are used to judge the quality of palm oil products and it can be monitored and tested to ensure that the palm oil is not deliberately or accidentally adulterated.
We are the leader in high sensitivity thermal analysis instrumentation, providing the confidence to achieve fast, accurate, reproducible results. The TGA 8000™ incorporates PerkinElmer’s 75 years of continuous innovation and experience into its intelligent design.
The TGA 8000’s design, optimal temperature control and high sensitivity ultra-microbalance provide the unsurpassed accuracy that is required in a laboratory.
This TGA embodies the next step in thermogravimetric evolution: simplicity and ruggedness in an easy-to-use, easy-to-maintain, automated system. Never has there been a TGA more perfectly suited for demanding environments and research and development.
The regulations of 21 CFR Part 11 cover overall system compliance and include administrative, procedural and technical elements. Software alone cannot be compliant without the development and implementation of the other elements. PerkinElmer’s Pyris™ Enhanced Security software for Thermal Analysis instruments provide features that, when coupled with appropriate policies and procedures, fulfill the requirements for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance.
The polymer industry is made up of a diverse set of players, all facing similar challenges. Better characterization of materials and derivatives in the polymer value chain is vital to understand their thermal properties and suitability for use in a variety of applications. Faster product development, ensuring quality control, and reducing costs to stay ahead of the competition demands enhanced material characterization capabilities from a trusted partner. Our lineup of advanced solutions for thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) are designed to help you in:
The hyphenation of TG-GC/MS is a powerful tool for quality control, safety, and product development. This Flyer discusses the utility of PerkinElmer TG-GC/MS with an example application – the identification of specific organic acids evolved during TGA analysis of switchgrass.
The needs for polymer, pharmaceutical, chemicals, food and beverage, and environmental analyses are constantly changing due to innovation demands and regulation changes.
Evolved Gas Analysis (EGA) solutions combine multiple analytical technologies to empower speed and advanced information acquisition. Coupling Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA) systems with other analytical systems such as Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) and Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Spectroscopy represents the most complete and advanced EGA solutions for gaining insights beyond decomposition of materials, by carrying out in-depth characterization of the evolved gases.
This comprehensive technology guide is your guide to understanding how hyphenation provides the insights - not just WHEN something has happened, but also WHAT happened.