EMSL Expands Laboratory Capabilities by Adding a Highly Sensitive and Versatile Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer.

EMSL announced today the addition of TA Instrument Q800 DMA, a state-of-the-art dynamic mechanical thermal analyzer.


WEBWIRE – Friday, February 15, 2013

Dynamic Mechanical Analysis measures the mechanical and viscoelastic properties of materials as a function of time, temperature, frequency, atmosphere, or a combination of these parameters. The most important feature that determines the performance of any Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA) is how the stress/force is applied to the sample and how the resulting strain/displacement is measured. The new DMA Q800 instrument operates over a wide temperature range (-150 to 600°C) and provides multiple modes of deformation including dual/single cantilever and 3-point bending, tension, compression, and shear. The generous array of deformation modes permits the characterization of various materials such as high-stiffness composites, elastomers, soft foams, thin films and fibers. The instrument incorporates a unique technology that provides superior performance and versatility using a linear drive motor technology with precise stress control. Ultra sensitive optical encoder is used to measure the strain and the air bearing technology insures virtually friction-free movement. The combination of these features is far superior to the conventional stepper motors, LVDT strain measurement devices, and mechanical springs. Thus, due to the excellent 1 nanometer resolution of the optical encoder, very small amplitudes can be measured precisely.
 
The applications of DMA Q800 are very diverse and provide innovative solutions to production and R&D facilities. Examples of such applications are: the study of curing of supported thermosets, gels, adhesives, high viscosity resins and other highly damped materials; measurement of glass transition of pressure sensitive adhesives; measurement of the effect of the rate of deformation on the glass transition of polymers; Assessing the effects of plasticizers and other additives such as fillers, modifiers, and colorants on modulus and transition temperatures of polymers; characterization of the glass transition of Printed Circuit Boards (PCB’s); characterization of packaging films using creep.
 
For more information about EMSL’s testing services, please contact EMSL at 800-220-3675, email  info@EMSL.com , or visit www.EMSL.com.
 
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a full service testing company providing quality lab services under the same private ownership since 1981. Including the corporate lab facility in Cinnaminson, NJ, EMSL Analytical operates over thirty laboratories nationwide in the US and Canada. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations, as well as state and federal regulating bodies.



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Joseph Frasca
Senior Vice President of Marketing
EMSL Analytical
(1) 1-800-220-3675
jfrasca@emsl.com


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