Adhesives Magazine

UV PROCESS SUPPLY: Calorimeter

September 20, 2004
UV Process Supply has announced the introduction of CON-TROL-CURE's TFC-9000. The Thin Film Calorimeter (or TFC) 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 a 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. The affordable TFC-9000 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.

For more information, visit http://www.uvprocess.com or call (800) 621-1296.