UV PROCESS SUPPLY: Thin Film Calorimeter
July 6, 2004
UV Process Supply has announced the introduction of CON-TROL-CURE's TFC-9000, a Thin Film Calorimeter (TFC) that allows users to test inks, coatings and adhesives to ensure they are curing to expectations from batch to batch. The TFC-9000 rapidly measures the exothermic heat reaction from a polymerizing sample through a highly sensitive sensor. It performs a rapid analysis of the incoming data to produce meaningful results. After the short 10-20 second sample analysis, the TFC-9000 displays 4 key-measured test results: time to reach peak temperature, peak temperature in BTUs, slope of the temperature rise, and total energy emitted by curing reaction in BTUs. This affordable unit works as a stand-alone measurement system or can be connected to a computer through a serial port. The captured data can then be exported and plotted to an Excel graph for quick and easy analysis.