LaserComp: Automatic Sample Feeder
May 2, 2005
A new AutoFeeder for the FOX50 series of thermal conductivity measurement instruments is available from LaserComp. The new feeder enables users to load up to 24.5 in. (12.7 mm) thick samples that are 2 in. (50.8 mm) in diameter. These samples can then be tested over the course of a night or a weekend. The user places the samples in the automatic feeder and assigns each sample its individual ID on the computer. The results are automatically saved on the computer hard drive for future review. This enables voluminous data to be acquired in a short time for material characterization. The FOX50 is a microprocessor-based instrument for testing in accordance with ASTM C 518 and ISO 8301. It is designed for testing the thermal conductivity of materials in the conductivity range of 0.1 W/mK to 10 W/mK.