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129620A High Temperature Test System

Furnace - High Temperature Test Applications

Solartron Analytical, specialists in the design of precision impedance test equipment, has joined forces with high temperature Furnace specialists Carbolite, and sample holder specialists NorECS to produce a range of advanced high temperature materials characterization test systems.

The flexible solution for materials characterization...
The system uses a split tube furnace design together with a lab jack that allows easy sample access and positioning. The sample is positioned in a purpose designed sample holder between platinum electrodes that allow testing at very high temperature. Gases may also be applied to either side of the sample for solid oxide applications.

Applications include:

  • Development of solid state, solid oxide, superionic, electro-ceramic materials
  • Energy applications include SOFC fuel cell and solid state battery
  • Aerospace/automotive applications – high temperature insulators, brakes, turbine blades

    High Performance Temperature Control
    The 129620A furnace with 129621A/B/C sample holders combine to produce a high performance temperature control system with comprehensive test facilities:

  • Operating range room temperature to 1200ºC using a precise Eurotherm 2000 series temperature controller.
  • Various sample holder configurations are available depending on material requirements – 2 terminal/4 terminal/van der Pauw
  • Dual gas supply is available for SOFC type applications
  • Controlled atmospheres
  • Various sample types can be accommodated, disk, bar etc.

    Complete Materials Test Systems
    The 129620A high temperature furnace with 129621A/B/C sample holder options may be used together with various Solartron materials test systems to run I-V, Pulse, C-V, Impedance, Mott-Schottky and a wide range of other materials test techniques, fully integrated with temperature control. 

  • PC software provides fully integrated electrical measurements with temperature control.
  • High and low impedance materials can be analyzed depending on the choice of instrumentation and sample holder configuration
  • Sample vs. reference and normalization techniques are provided for improved measurement accuracy.
  • Wide frequency range from µHz to > MHz
  • Wide impedance range to > Tohms
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  • Specifications +

    129620A High Temperature Furnace Specification
    High Temperature Furnace Customized Carbolite VST12/300
    Furnace type Vertical, hinged, split tube furnace
    for easy access to sample holder 
    Temperature range Room temperature to 1200°C
    (Contact us for other temperature
    Temperature stability
    Stability: < 1°C
    Temperature resolution 0.1°C
    Heating elements
    Spiral wire coils embedded in
    vacuum formed ceramic fibre half
    Heating elements embedded
    in ceramic fibre forms part of
    insulation together with fibre board
    and blanket.
    Outer case stainless steel with mesh
    cover for maximum operator safety
    Heated length
    300 mm
    Physical setup
    Furnace is positioned 550, 650 or
    750 mm (from base to middle of
    heated zone) using a desk top stand.
    ProboStat sample holder height is
    adjustable (80 mm) using ‘Lab-Jack’
    Control thermocouple
    Selectable between internal furnace
    and ProboStat thermocouple
    Main Controller
    Eurotherm 2416CG connected to PC
    via ModBus RS232 interface
    Overtemperature detection
    / shutdown
    Internal furnace mineral insulated
    Type N thermocouple hard-wired to
    over-temperature safeguard
    controlled by a Eurotherm 2132
    temperature controller
    Operating voltage
    208-240 V or 120 V single phase
    1.5 kW
    Dimensions (h/w/d)
    1200 mm x 500 mm x 500 mm

    129621A/B/C Sample Holder Specifications

    High Temperature
    Sample Holder
    NorECS ProboStat™ base unit brass (-A/B/C)
    or stainless steel (-SA/SB/SC)
    Hot zone parts Spring-loaded sample support tubes, alumina
    Gas supply tubes, alumina / silica
    Electrode connects, Pt and alumina
    Thermocouples, S type
    Sample types
    129621A - disk only (normal)
    129621B - disk & bar (extensive)
    129621C - disk only (easy load)
    Sample disk size
    20 mm sample diameter recommended
    (10-24 mm diameter upon request)
    Max diameter 15 mm for ‘129621C’
    Max. size bar sample
    25-50 mm long
    Temperature range
    Room Temperature to 1200°C depending on
    range of furnace
    Temperature accuracy
    Typically 1°C, depending on thermocouple
    life, calibration, and user expertise
    Atmosphere control
    Swagelok quick-connects
    Single or dual atmospheres (dual only for
    versions ‘A’ and ‘B’)
    Gas mixers and other ancilliary equipment
    available upon request

    System Compatibility

    Carbolite 129620A furnace with 129621A/B/C NorECs ProboStat™ sample holder is fully compatible with all Solartron materials test products, including:

    • 1260A Impedance Analyzer
    • 1296A Dielectric Interface (with 12xx FRA or 1260A)
    • ModuLab XM MTS Materials Test System
    • Materials Lab XM Materials Test System
    • XM-studio software and SMaRT software
    129620A Furnace Specs