TC11 – Temperature controlled chamber for large samples

TC11 - Tempering chamber for large samples

The temperature controlled chamber TC11 has been specially developed for measuring the contact angle on large samples at temperatures of up to 130 °C. The slide-in sample tray is conveniently loaded outside the chamber and can be moved from the outside when the chamber is closed and at the required temperature. Small samples are prevented from shifting by means of removable holding clamps. The front viewing window simplifies dosing in the required sample position.

  • For sample sizes up to 132 × 132 × 27 mm (W × D × H)
  • Temperature range between -10 and 130 °C (suitable thermostats are available from us)
  • Precision temperature sensor included
  • Inert gas connector provided

TC21 – Temperature controlled chamber for high temperatures

The temperature controlled chamber TC21 enables liquid and solid surfaces to be analyzed at temperatures up to 400 °C. The target temperature is easy to specify and is reliably achieved at defined heating rates. The chamber’s excellent insulation ensures stable equilibrium during the measurement. With the help of the accurate temperature sensor, the current value is recorded by the software together with the contact angle or the surface tension. (Please also see our solutions for high-temperature measurements up to 1750 °C.)

  • Electrically controlled temperature between 50 and 400 °C
  • Precision temperature sensor included
  • Ideal in combination with the high-temperature dosing unit DS3241/DS4241

TC30 – Temperature controlled chamber up to 90 °C

TC30 – Tempering chamber up to 90°C

The wettability of solid samples can be reliably analyzed at temperatures up to 90 °C with the help of the temperature controlled chamber TC30. The well-sealed and insulated plastic housing and a copper heat-conducting hood ensure stable thermodynamic equilibrium. Gas purging of the viewing window is effective against condensation. The dosing position can be conveniently adjusted from the outside when the chamber is closed and at the required temperature.

  • Temperature range between 5 and 90 °C (suitable thermostats are available from us)
  • Precision temperature sensor included
  • Inert gas connector provided
  • Can be ideally combined with the humidity chamber HC10

TC40 – Temperature controlled chamber for rapid temperature changes

TC40 - Tempering chamber for rapid temperature changes

With rapid temperature changes between -30 and 160 °C, the temperature controlled chamber TC40 is our flexible solution for wettability analyses under different thermal conditions. The insulating plastic housing and a heat-conducting copper  hood ensure a uniform, stable internal temperature. A gas flow can be connected in order to avoid condensation and icing of the viewing window. The dosing position is conveniently adjusted from the outside when the chamber is closed and at the required temperature.

  • Fast electrical temperature control between -30 and 160 °C
  • Precision temperature sensor included
  • Inert gas connector provided
  • Can be combined with the humidity chamber HC10 between 5 and 90 °C

TC3212 – Temperature controlled unit for liquids

TC3212 – Tempering unit for liquids

The unit TC3212 tempers liquids for measuring contact angle or surface tension at up to 130 °C. Embedded in a heat-conducting metal sleeve, the filled syringe quickly reaches the desired temperature. With the help of a sensor, the temperature is measured directly at the syringe and assigned to the measurement in the software. The unit is easy to fit and ideally complements your software-controlled or manual single dosing unit.

  • Temperature range -10 to 130 °C (suitable thermostats are available from us)
  • Precision temperature sensor TP20 included
  • Also suitable in combination with temperature controlled chambers TC11, TC30 and TC40

TJ0524 – Thermostat jacket with stirring function

TJ0524 – Thermostat jacket with stirring function

The TJ0524 thermostat jacket equips your tensiometer for temperature-controlled measurements of between -10 and 130 °C. The jacket has quick-locks for fast connection to a liquid thermostat and is made of the excellent heat conductor brass. An integrated temperature sensor ensures continuous communication of the temperature inside the jacket. The induction-based magnetic stirrer of this accessory is regulated via the control pad of the measuring instrument and enables quick mixing of solutions and dispersions.

Suitable thermostats are available from us.

TJ1020 – Thermostat jacket with stirring function

TJ1020 – Thermostat jacket with stirring function

The TJ1020 thermostat jacket equips your tensiometer for accurate temperature-controlled measurements of between
-10 and 100 °C. The jacket has quick-locks for fast connection to a liquid thermostat and is made of the excellent heat-conducting metal brass. The magnetic stirrer of this accessory is regulated via the control pad of the measuring instrument and enables quick mixing of solutions and dispersions.

Suitable thermostats are also available from us.

TJ22/TJ23/TJ24 – Thermostat jacket adapters for small sample vessels

TJ22/TJ23/TJ24 – Thermostat jacket adapters for small sample vessels

The thermostat jacket of our tensiometers is designed for standard sample vessels with a diameter of 70 mm. The TJ22, TJ23 and TJ24 adapters are available for various smaller sample vessels. The adapters are made of the good heat-conductive metal aluminum, thus ensuring even temperature control of the sample. The adapters also make it easier to position the sample vessel in the center of the measuring instrument.


The available adapters are intended for the following sample vessels:

  • TJ22 (on the left in the picture): adapter for the SV10 sample vessel (50 mm outer diameter)
  • TJ23 (in the middle): adapter for the SV01 sample vessel for small sample volumes
  • TJ24 (on the right in the picture): adapter for the SV13 disposable sample vessel

TJ25 – Inert-gas hood

TJ25 – Inert-gas hood

We have developed the TJ25 inert-gas hood to enable measurements of oxygen-sensitive substances. The TJ25 is equipped with a connection for inert gas and is attached to the thermostat jacket of the tensiometer in a few quick steps. The two-part hood ensures the lowest possible gas exchange with the surroundings.

TJ34 – Special thermostat jacket for large sample vessels

TJ34 – Special thermostat jacket for large sample vessels

We have conceived the TJ34 thermostat jacket for temperature-controlled measurements of between -10 and 130 °C for large sample volumes. The jacket with its practical quick-lock connection accommodates the special SV30 sample vessel with its 98 mm outer diameter and is equipped with a powerful electromagnetic stirrer for effective thorough mixing of dispersions and viscous liquids. An integrated temperature sensor ensures continuous communication of the temperature inside the jacket.

Suitable thermostats are available from us.

TJ50 – Peltier temperature control unit from -15 to 130 °C

K100 mit TJ50 – Peltier temperature control unit from -15 to 130 °C

Our Peltier temperature control unit approaches the desired measuring temperature quickly and precisely. Next to measure­ments at high or low temperatures, the unit is especially suitable for analyses at accurately defined thermal standard conditions, which are hard to achieve with a simple liquid thermostat. Excellent insulation and an integrated stirrer provide for thermal stability and homogeneity.

TJ60 – High temperature control unit up to 300 °C

K100 with TJ60 – High temperature control unit up to 300 °C

With our high temperature solution precise surface tension and dynamic contact angle data of hot liquids such as polymer melts or bitumen are easily accessible. The unit quickly heats up the sample to reach and keep a stable target temperature. Disposable sample vessels made of the good heat conductor aluminum solve the issue of persistent contaminations. Moreover, inert gas can be connected to prevent oxidation.

TO01 – Tool for adjusting distorted ring measuring probes

TO01 – Tool for adjusting distorted ring measuring probes

The delicate measuring probe for the Du Noüy ring method is easily bent if dropped or accidentally knocked rendering it unsuitable for the measurement. Our special TO01 tool can be used to restore the exact shape of the measuring element.

Alternatively our technical support also provides the re-alignment of deformed rings as a service or carries this out as part of the servicing of your instrument.

TO0910 – Enhanced single fiber holder and preparation set

TO0910 – Single fiber holder and preperation set
Detail view of a single fiber measurement

Our fiber holder and preparation set TO0910 simplifies the attachment and alignment of single fibers for precise contact angle measurements. The fiber holders in the set are plastic clips which fix the samples with the help of a UV-curing adhesive. At the same time, two V-shaped notches hold the fiber vertically. The clip is then quickly and accurately inserted in a special adapter for the tensiometer’s force sensor.

The adhesive cartridge supplied has a very fine tip which enables the tiny amount required to be accurately applied. For easy handling, the cartridge rests in a holder which is fitted on the opposite side with a UV light source. The adhesive cures in only 10 seconds and the measurement can begin.
The following components are included in the scope of supply:

  • Force sensor adapter
  • 1,000 plastic clips (available as spare parts SH0902)
  • Tube of adhesive, inserted in a holder with a fitted UV light source (available as spare parts TO0911)
  • Scalpel with five blades
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers

TO41 – Cleaning tool for high-temperature dosing units

TO41 – Cleaning tool for high-temperature dosing units

The cleaning set TO41 enables you to quickly and easily remove melt residues from the components of your high-temperature dosing unit. The set comprises three specially shaped, robust tools for all areas that need cleaning:

  • Reamers for the cylinder walls
  • Conically tapered drill bit (countersink) for the transition between cylinder and needle
  • Special CrNi steel wire for cleaning the cannula

TO4501 – Cleaning set for filter plates FL4501 to FL4504

TO4501 – Cleaning set for filter plates FL4501-04

Regular and thorough cleaning of the filter plates used for foaming is essential to ensure a long service life and the same consistent gas permeability. Our T04501 cleaning set helps here. The filter plates are placed in the holder of the set, which must be connected to the suction flask included in the scope of delivery. Once vacuum is applied, a flushing liquid can be sucked through the pores of the filter and into the flask. This ensures effective cleaning of the entire filter surface.

For producing the vacuum, the VP01 vacuum pump is available.

TP20 – Temperature sensor

TP20 – Temperature Sensor

The TP20 is a highly accurate temperature sensor which can be used flexibly with your instrument. Thanks to the large measuring range between -50 and 400 °C at 0.1 °C precision, it measures room temperature just as reliably as the working temperature of our accessories for temperature control. Measurement is carried out immediately at the sensor tip, thus reproducing the actual conditions directly at the solid or in the liquid sample. Our software links the temperature to the current analysis results.

TP0511/TP0512 – Temperature sensors for measurements with/without gas temperature controlled jacket

TP0511 – Temperature sensor to be used with TJ20
TP0512 – Temperature sensor for the instrument's standard setup

The TP0511 and TP0512 are highly accurate temperature sensors which can be used flexibly with your instrument. Thanks to the large measuring range at 0.1 °C precision, the sensors measures room temperature just as reliably as the working temperature of our accessories for temperature control. Measurement is carried out immediately at the sensor tip, thus reproducing the actual conditions directly at the solid or in the liquid sample. Our software links the temperature to the current analysis results.

Use of the sensor types:

  • TP0511 (top photo): Sensor set for the combination with a gas temperature controlled jacket TJ20
  • TP0512 (bottom photo): Sensor set for the standard setup of the tensiometer

TP0512 – Temperature sensor

TP0512 – Temperature sensor

The TP0512 is a highly accurate temperature sensor which can be used flexibly with your instrument. Thanks to the large measuring range between -50 and 400 °C at 0.1 °C precision, the sensor measures room temperature just as reliably as the working temperature of our accessories for temperature control. Measurement is carried out immediately at the sensor tip, thus reproducing the actual conditions directly at the solid or in the liquid sample. Our software links the temperature to the current analysis results.

TP4501 – Temperature sensor

TP4501 – Temperature sensor

The TP4501 is a highly accurate temperature sensor which can be used flexibly with your instrument. Thanks to a large measuring range at 0.1 °C precision, the sensor measures room temperature just as reliably as the working temperature when using accessories for temperature control. Measurement is carried out immediately at the sensor tip, thus reproducing the actual conditions directly where it is positioned in the liquid sample. Our software links the temperature to the current analysis results.

TVA100 – Module for measuring contact angle using the top view distance method

TVA100 - Module for measuring contact angle using the top-view distance method

The TVA100 module equips your instrument for carrying out surface analyses using the top view distance method. The measuring head’s precision dosing feature produces a drop with defined volume. Two diodes with an accurately adjusted spa­cing illuminate the drop from above. A camera monitors the reflected light points, the spacing of which correlates to the contact angle. By measuring from above, surfaces in depres­sions or concave samples can be analyzed. Instruments with this patented measuring method can be obtained only from us.

The easy fitting of the module enables a rapid changeover between top view distance measurement and conventional contact angle measurement from the side.

The following are included in the scope of supply:

  • Precision dosing unit for producing accurate drop volumes
  • High-quality optical components and high-resolution camera
  • Pre-prepared measuring procedures in the software for rapid results

VP01 – Vacuum pump

VP01A – Vacuum pump

The vacuum pump VP01 is a useful aid which can be used with many of our measuring instruments for the following purposes: 

  • Degassing of liquids for picoliter dosing units or for interfacial rheology to prevent the formation of troublesome air bubbles (with additional connector set SP01)
  • Removal of dosed drops when measuring contact angle to enable several positions along the optical axis to be analyzed (with additional connector set SP01)
  • Flushing the tiny dosing opening of picoliter dosing units (with additional connector set SP01)
  • Producing the vacuum for fixing foils and films for the suction table ST01
  • Use of the vacuum for the filter base cleaning tool TO4501 for the Dynamic Foam Analyzer – DFA100