New Highly Adaptable, Fully Automatic Density Analyzer - 11/02/2006
Micromeritics introduces the new AccuPyc II 1340 Pycnometer a fast, fully automatic analyzer that provides high-speed, high-precision volume measurements and density calculations on a wide variety of materials. The AccuPyc completes most analyses in less than three minutes without sacrificing accuracy by using a gas displacement technique to determine absolute density of powders, solids, and slurries having volumes from 0.01 to 350 cm3.
The instrument can be operated with a keypad or an optional Windows? interface that provides exceptional reporting and archiving capability. Both versions include direct sample mass input from a balance and cycle-based displacement volume reporting. With the Windows interface, features such as time-based pressure equilibration reporting and additional calculations such as percent solids content and total pore volume are included.
For those who require high throughput, the AccuPyc II 1340 Pycnometer with an integrated analysis module can control up to five additional external analysis modules. Each module can have a different size sample chamber (1 cm3, 10 cm3, 100 cm3, 350 cm3) providing even more versatility.
A multivolume option allows analysis of a variety of sample sizes in a single analysis mode. A temperature-controlled version of the analysis module performs analyses at user-selectable temperatures. The AccuPyc can measure open- and closed-cell foam materials in accordance with ASTM method D 6226 with optional FoamPyc software. A glove box model is also available for analyses in applications where the control module and analysis module must be in separate environments.