Hot Disk offers a selection of meters for testing and measuring thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity and specific heat capacity.

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TPS 3500

For testing the extreme

When samples are small and high-conducting, the Hot Disk TPS 3500 is the ideal instrument for testing their thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity and specific heat. The capabilities of TPS 3500 go well beyond that of any other Hot Disk instrument to date, while retaining the documented precision of all TPS thermal conductivity meters. It meets ISO 22007-2.

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TPS 2500 S

The benchmark instrument

The Hot Disk TPS 2500 S is the core instrument in the system portfolio of Hot Disk AB. This general-purpose R&D thermal conductivity meter is designed for precision analysis of thermal transport properties of materials of any type. It is a capital research instrument and meets ISO 22007-2.

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TPS 2200

For day-to-day testing

The Hot Disk TPS 2200 is an affordable option when performance and price are both in consideration. It tackles a good range of sample types and it is suitable for day-to-day testing in any laboratory with a focus on material science. The TPS 2200 meets ISO 22007-2.

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TPS 1500

For heavy-duty testing

The affordable Hot Disk TPS 1500 is the ideal thermal conductivity meter for testing building materials, insulation materials or any other type of large bulk samples. The TPS 1500 shares the sterling quality, robustness and operative simplicity of the benchmark TPS 2500 S and meets ISO Standard 22007-2.

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TPS 500 (S)

For the small-scale lab

The Hot Disk TPS 500 Thermal Constants Analyser rapidly and accurately measures the thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity and specific heat capacity of a wide range of materials and is therefore an excellent step-in Thermal Conductivity Meter. The TPS 500 S model adds powerful new features to the 500-series.

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Hot Disk M1

For the slim budget

The Hot Disk M1 is a basic Thermal Conductivity Meter which nevertheless offers high accuracy and measurement repeatability. With the M1, solids, powders and pastes in the thermal conductivity range of 0.03 to 40 W/m/K are readily tested.

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The Hot Disk sensor, at its core, is an insulated nickel double spiral, which is utilized for both transient heating and precise temperature reading. The insulation material makes the sensor mechanically stable and durable, and the use of nickel metal in the spiral makes the thermal conductivity measurements accurate.

Kapton sensors

The Kapton-insulated sensors are the most versatile in the Hot Disk sensor portfolio. They have a long lifetime, if handled with care, even when employed at temperatures as high as 300 °C in air atmosphere.

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Teflon sensors

Teflon-insulated sensors are designed for use in extreme conditions, such as acidic or corroding environments, or with sticky and reactivate samples. These sensors otherwise have features similar to the Kapton sensors.

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Mica sensors

The mica-insulated sensors are designed for measurements at elevated temperatures, typically above 300 °C and up to a maximum of 800 °C. They are commonly more perishable at higher temperatures, but easily replaced.

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Measurement modules

Hot Disk devices can be tailored to testing needs not only by the selection of sensors, but also by the range of measurement modules available. These modules allow testing of samples of different geometries, thermal conductivity ranges and material  types. The Isotropic Standard Module is the core, featured in all configurations, whereas the optional modules will add new capabilities to your Hot Disk configuration.

Anisotropic Module

Direction dependent thermal conductivity measurements

Slab Module

Two-dimensional testing of sheet or slab samples

One-Dimensional Module

Testing thermal properties of rod-like samples

Thin Film Module

Testing through-film thermal conductivity

Low-Density / Highly-Insulating Module

For measurements of the lightest and most insulating samples

Structural Probe Module

Identify trends and defects inside the sample

Our apps

Hot Disk has inhouse software development where the desktop software is continuously improved and evolved. As an extension to this our partners at Thermtest Inc. have developed a companion app for your smartphone, packed with useful information and tools.

Hot Disk Desktop App

The desktop software controls the Hot Disk instruments. It’s a modular application where new measurement modules can be added seamlessly. We continuously develop and evolve this appreciated tool to add new functionality and improve the user experience. We offer all our clients free updates, as long as the hard ware is compatible.

The current software version is 7.3.10. If you are using an older version, please feel free to request an update from our software support at Make sure to include your affiliation and the serial number of your instrument (found in the test protocol and on the backside of the instrument) in your request.

Thermal Toolbox Mobile App

This is the perfect companion app for any Hot Disk user. It contains an extensive database of thermal transport properties of over 1000 materials, a paper database citing more than 1000 peer-reviewed scientific articles utilizing the Hot Disk technique, a tool for converting the units of relevant properties between different systems, eg. Metric to imperial. Finally, it provides easy access to even more resources online.

The app is developed by Hot Disk’s long term partner Thermtest Inc. in Canada

Training Sessions

Hot Disk offers regular in-depth or customized training sessions at the Gothenburg head office for its clients. The sessions are tailored to the specific needs and demands of the participants at each occasion. These courses are given by the expert staff at Hot Disk, all PhDs in the fields of material science or physics.

We recommend that students (i.e. M.Sc. and Ph.D. candidates) successfully participating in one of our training sessions be awarded one (1) ECTS point.

Dates for training sessions:

19 – 20 September  2019
21 – 22 November  2019

If you want to sign up or have questions regarding these sessions, please contact Ms. Carina Jannesson at


To accommodate the testing needs of all clients Hot Disk offers a wide range of accessories. We offer solutions for temperature control, different sample geometries and types as well as practical items such as extension cables and temperature sensors.

Sample holder
TPS Sensor Switch
Liquid sample holder
Sample holder for liquids
Sample holder for powders
Sample holder for slabs
Demonstration samples
Large tubular furnace
Convection oven
Small tubular furnace
Circulator with sample holder
PT-100 temperature sensor (max 400 °C)
PT-100 temperature sensor (max 260 °C)
Sensor interface for high temperatures
Extension cable
LEMO FP Connector
LEMO Connector (for Standard Cable)