With the magnetic suspension balance LINSEIS MSB PT 1, gravimetric measurements in a wide temperature and pressure range and under aggressive media can be done. Such a magnetic suspension balance consist of a balance for recording the measurement values, a suspension coupling which carries the weight of the sample, a sensor for the position measurement of the levitation part and a control unit to control the suspension coupling.

The contact-less transmission of the sample weight is realized with a levitation magnet and a holding magnet. The levitation magnet consists of a permanent magnet and the holding magnet consists of an electromagnet hanging on the balance. The position sensor delivers the actual position of the levitation magnet and the PID controller makes a stable levitation position with the electromagnetic force as the actuating variable.

Through the magnetic coupling a micro balance can be set up at environmental condition. Therefore the balance is protected from high temperatures, pressure and aggressive media.

With the magnetic suspension balance dimensions like

  • sorption,diffusion,
  • surface tension,and density can be measured easily.
  • Furthermore chemical reactions e.g.
  • corrosion
  • decomposition,and combustion will be recorded
  • and production processes can be simulated (coating, polymerisation, dehydration, etc.).


Temperature range: -196 up to 2400°C
Price range: $$$
Pressure range: UHV – Ultra High Vacuum to 150 bar
Probengewicht: 10 g (standard balance)
Resolution: 1 ug
Evolved Gas Analysis: MS/FTIR possible
Options: Special custom versions can be realized

*Special custom versions can be realized

Metal version

The metal version can be used for a wide application area. Measurements from ultra high vacuum up to 150 bar and a temperature range from -196 to 2400 °C are possible. Furthermore corrosive and toxic media are insertable. This will be possible with special coatings of the metal measurement cell.

Temperature range: up to 900°C
Price range: $$$
Pressure range: Vacuum to 1.3 bar
Sample weight: 10 g (standard balance)
Resolution: 1 ug
Evolved Gas Analysis: MS/FTIR possible
Options: Special custom versions can be realized

*Special custom versions can be realized

Glass version

For the measurements with highly corrosive media, the glass version will be used. Sensitive parts in the measurement cell – for example the levitation magnet and the iron core for the position sensor – are fused-in glass. The functions of the magnetic coupling and of the automatic decoupling correlate with the metal version. The possible temperature is up to 900°C and the pressure range is up to 1.3 bar.


All LINSEIS thermo analytical instruments are PC controlled. The individual software modules exclusively run under Microsoft® Windows® operating systems. The complete software consists of 3 modules: temperature control, data acquisition and data evaluation. The 32 bit software incorporates all essential features for measurement preparation, execution, and evaluation of a STA measurement. Thanks to our specialists and application experts, LINSEIS was able to develop comprehensive easy to understand user friendly application software.


Linseis LFA 500 Software

General Features

  • Program capable of text editing
  • Data security in case of power failure
  • Thermocouple break protection
  • Repetition measurements with minimum parameter input
  • Evaluation of current measurement
  • Curve comparison up to 32 curves
  • Storage and export of evaluations
  • Export and import of data ASCII
  • Data export to MS Excel
  • Multi-methods analysis (DSC TG, TMA, DIL, etc.)
  • Zoom function
  • 1 and 2 derivation
  • Programmable gas control
  • Statistical evaluation package
  • Free scaling


  • production of plastic
  • exhaust gas cleaning
  • foodstuff manufacturing
  • supercritical fluid extraction
  • gasification of coal
  • soil detoxification
  • purification and storage of natural gas and hyrdogen
  • analysis of membrane of fuel cells
  • waste incineration
  • research about process technology and chemical technology


TGA 1000 MSB Product Brochure (PDF)