High Temperature Furnace
A laboratory furnace used specifically for the electrical characterization of materials and also for heat treatment between ambient temperature and 1100 °C.
A reliable solution for high-temperature material testing
The HTF-1100 is a horizontal laboratory tube furnace dedicated to the electrical characterization of materials and for heat treatment in the range between ambient temperature and 1100 °C.
The HTF-1100 is controlled by MT-Lab software when it is used with a MTZ-35 impedance analyzer. It can also be controlled manually through the programmable Watlow controller accessible on the front panel of the furnace. This controller facilitates the set-up and consequent monitoring of the furnace temperature during tests.
The furnace accommodates many tubular High Temperature Sample Holders (HTSH-1100). A k-type thermocouple placed in the bottom of the furnace ensures the accurate control and measurement of the furnace temperature.
The HTSH-1100 can operate under controlled environment conditions with inert or active gas (Ar, N2, O2, etc) and with variable pressures up to 2 bar relative. A quartz tube is supplied with the HTSH-1100 for performing measurements under controlled atmospheres. The HTSH-1100 base is fitted with a gas inlet/outlet for gas flow. A safety valve rated at 30 PSI limits the internal gas pressure to a maximum value of 2 bar relative.
An intuitive and comprehensive software
MT-Lab® is an intuitive and a user-friendly software dedicated to the control of Bio-Logic’s impedance analyzer, the acquisition of the impedance data and the temperature. It also allows the control of many temperature control units:
• High temperature furnace (HTF-1100)
• Intermediate Temperature System (ITS)
• Temperature control systems using Eurotherm 22xx and 35xx series controllers
Open-circuit & short circuit compensation.
MT-Lab® software is provided with a compensation protocol for the compensation of residual impedance due to cell cables and/or sample holders
Insulation material: Alumina Fiber
Heating System: Super Kanthal 1350°C wire built in a cement cylinder
Temperature Range: Ambient up to 1100°C
Temperature Controller: PM6 Watlow PID controller
Temperature Sensors: K-Type Thermocouple
Temperature Control Accuracy: Better than +/-1°C
Temperature scan: adjustable (from 0.1 °C/min to 20 °C/min)
Safety Features: Emergency stop button; Buzzer sound alarm; Temperature safety limit
Review and principles of conductivity measurement – Material Science – Application Note 2
Electronic conductivity measurement using DC and AC method – Material Science – Application Note 3
Impedance compensation – Material Science – Application Note 4
Material testing catalog
Electrical characterization of a ceramic with MTZ-35 and HTSH-1100 test fixture – Material Science – Application Note 1
MT-Lab Technical Notes-01: Cell cables and sample holder compensation
MT-Lab Technical Notes-03: HTSH-1100: Description and installation of the sample
MT-Lab Technical Notes-04: HTCC Instructions for use, cleaning and maintenance
MT-Lab Technical Notes 05: Which connection to use with MTZ-35
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