For cost-effective quality assurance

The adaptable Hot Disk® TPS 1000 Thermal Constants Analyser is an instrument with scalable measurement capability. It is intended specifically for QC testing, as its scalability allows for precise configuration for a targeted product line set-up, where the testing scenario is fixed over time. This enables a custom-built QC instrument at an attractive price with the same unmatched precision as our laboratory instruments meeting ISO 22007-2.

In its most basic configuration, the TPS 1000 operates as a simple Thermal Conductivity meter devoted for 1D testing of medium to high conducting rod-like samples. It then employs our Hot Strip sensor model 101474 (16 x 19 mm) and our One-Dimensional Module, where the through-plane Thermal Conductivity is directly measured. This is achieved via either double- or single-sided testing, where the former is recommended for maximum precision. The TPS 1000 also supports our Specific Heat Capacity Module, where the Specific Heat Capacity is directly measured. This means that the TPS1000 can also function as a Specific Heat Capacity meter. Such measurements are in general time-consuming, especially for testing larger samples/components. Thus, the TPS 1000 can complement other Hot Disk® instruments in a laboratory set-up as a valuable stand-alone Specific Heat Capacity meter – increase measurement through-put at low additional cost.

Notably, the TPS 1000 can at any time be configured for further specialized measurement capabilities via six different optional Hot Disk® sensor packages (targeting Hot Disk sensors of catagorized sizes), each with dedicated Hot Disk® sensor models and associated measurement modules. By adding such a sensor package, the TPS 1000 can be upgraded into a powerful Thermal Conductivity, Thermal Diffusivity, and Thermal Effusivity meter for sample sizes and types that particular Hot Disk® sensor models can tackle with associated measurement modules. Moreover, by adding the full range of sensor packages, the TPS 1000 instrument achieves close to the measurement performance and capability as our TPS 2200 laboratory instrument. This means that the TPS 1000 can – with our patented and powerful TPS technology, now standardized with ISO 22007-2 – be used for testing Thermal Transport Properties of films, foils, sheets, slabs, rods, bulks, solids, liquids, pastes, gels, powders, and insulators over a temperature range of -100 °C to 750 °C, and all with high accuracy. Finally, applying the Anisotropic Module, the TPS 1000 can be used to analyse the 2D (in-plane and through-plane) Thermal Transport Properties of uniaxial materials.

The following optional Hot Disk® sensor packages are available for extended and customized QC testing capability of the TPS 1000:

  • Hot Disk® sensor package – 4 mm diameter – to support Hot Disk sensor model 7577 as well as its associated Measurement Modules: Isotropic, Anisotropy, Slab, Thin-Film, Low-Density/Highly-Insulating. One Hot Disk® sensor model 7577 with Kapton-insulation and cable for max 50 °C is included.
  • Hot Disk® sensor package – 7 mm diameter – to support Hot Disk sensor model 5465 as well as its associated Measurement Modules: Isotropic, Anisotropy, Slab, Thin-Film, Low-Density/Highly-Insulating. One Hot Disk® sensor model 5465 with Kapton-insulation and cable for max 50 °C is included.
  • Hot Disk® sensor package – 13 mm diameter – to support Hot Disk sensor models 5501 and 5082 as well as their associated Measurement Modules: Isotropic, Anisotropy, Slab, Thin-Film, Low-Density/Highly-Insulating. One Hot Disk® sensor model 5501 with Kapton-insulation and cable for max 50 °C is included.
  • Hot Disk® sensor package – 20 mm diameter – to support Hot Disk sensor models 8563, 7854, and 4921 as well as their associated Measurement Modules: Isotropic, Anisotropy, Slab, Thin-Film, Low-Density/Highly-Insulating. One Hot Disk® sensor model 8563 with Kapton-insulation and cable for max 50 °C is included.
  • Hot Disk® sensor package – 30 mm diameter – to support Hot Disk sensor models 4922 and 7280 as well as their associated Measurement Modules: Isotropic, Anisotropy, Slab, Thin-Film, Low-Density/Highly-Insulating. One Hot Disk® sensor model 4922 with Kapton-insulation and cable for max 50 °C is included.
  • Hot Disk® sensor package – 60 mm diameter – to support Hot Disk sensor models 5599, and 7281 as well as their associated Measurement Modules: Isotropic, Anisotropy, Slab, Thin-Film, Low-Density/Highly-Insulating. One Hot Disk® sensor model 5599 with Kapton-insulation and cable for max 50 °C is included.

The test and analysis software – included in the Hot Disk® Desktop App – for the TPS 1000 instrument incorporates tools for scheduled measurements, as well as for automatic ambient temperature control – with the latter set-up employing our temperature control unit accessories (e.g. Liquid bath and Convection Oven). For precise ambient temperature readings, optional PT-100 Temperature Sensors are also available. The TPS 1000 test and analysis software furthermore includes automated sensor switching functionality applying our Sensor Switch Unit accessories. It also incorporates tools for exporting measurement data and results to xlsx- or txt-files, for further processing or more advanced statistical analysis. In addition, with the optional Automatization Module it is possible to remotely control the TPS 1000 instrument. This facilitates isolation of the testing set-up from the operator, particularly useful for QC-testing at robotic-controlled production line applications.

TPS 1000 Specifications

Basic configuration:

Thermal Conductivity 1 to 500 W/m/K.
Specific Heat Capacity Up to 5 MJ/m³/K.
Measurement Time 2.5 to 2560 seconds.
Reproducibility Typically better than 1 %.
Accuracy Better than 5 %.
Temperature Range -100 °C to 750 °C.
Core Instrument Ambient
With Furnace Up to 750 °C
With Circulator -35 °C to 200 °C.
Power Requirements Adjusted to the line voltage in the country of use.
Smallest Sample Dimensions 10 mm long × 4.5 mm wide (circle or square) for 1D Thermal Conductivity testing (using Hot Disk® sensor 7577).
Sensor Types Available Kapton-insulated Hot Strip sensors: 101474, 101472, 5108.

Kapton-insulated Hot Disk® sensors: 7577, 5465, 5501, 8563, 4922, 5599.

Teflon-insulated Hot Disk® sensors: 7577, 5465, 5501.

Mica-insulated Hot Disk® sensors: 5465, 5082, 4921, 4922, 5599.

Meets ISO Standard 22007-2.

Full configuration (with all Hot Disk® sensor packages):

Thermal Conductivity 0.01 to 500 W/m/K.
Thermal Diffusivity 0.01 to 300 mm²/s.
Thermal Effusivity 20 to 40000 W√s/m²/K.
Specific Heat Capacity Up to 5 MJ/m³/K.
Measurement Time 2.5 to 2560 seconds.
Reproducibility Typically better than 1 %.
Accuracy Better than 5 %.
Temperature Range -100 °C to 750 °C.
Core Instrument Ambient
With Furnace Up to 750 °C
With Circulator -35 °C to 200 °C.
Power Requirements Adjusted to the line voltage in the country of use.
Smallest Sample Dimensions 2 mm thick × 8 mm wide (circle or square) for bulk testing.

0.1 mm thick × 15 mm wide (circle or square) for slab testing.

0.01 mm thick × 22 mm wide (circle or square) for thin-film testing.

Sensor Types Available Kapton-insulated Hot Strip sensors: 101474, 101472, 5108.

Kapton-insulated Hot Disk® sensors: 7577, 5465, 5501, 8563, 4922, 5599.

Teflon-insulated Hot Disk® sensors: 7577, 5465, 5501.

Mica-insulated Hot Disk® sensors: 5465, 5082, 4921, 4922, 5599.

Meets ISO Standard 22007-2.

Included with the TPS 1000 instrument
(Basic configuration)

  • Hot Disk® Desktop App software (latest version)
  • 3 x Measurement Modules: One-Dimensional, Specific Heat Capacity (Cp-cell with sensor optional), and Single-Sided Testing
  • 1 x Kapton-insulated Hot Strip sensor 101474 with cable (Hot Disk® sensor 5465, 5501, or 8563 optional)
  • 1 x Aluminum or Brass 1D verification sample (Stainless Steel verification sample optional)
  • 1 x Single-sided background insulation (single-sided testing)
  • 1 x Room temperature sample holder (hood optional)
  • Instructions manual
  • Instrument test protocol
  • Power supply cord and USB cable