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Older (Legacy) Product Ordering Guide

Products and descriptions contained herein are subject to change without notice. Please ensure that this is the most current version of this document. If you are in doubt, please contact us or your distributor.


Industrial/Quality Assurance Instruments

FTA100 Series Static Contact Angle and Surface Tension Analyzers

Order Number Description

12-00

FTA125 Standard Model (Prices)

Complete instrument chassis which includes:

  • Pre-aligned optical system
  • 2 each Gilmont 2ml glass micrometer syringes
  • Disposable Luer-hub needles
  • Rack-and-pinion Z sample stage
  • Built-in lighting
  • Video Acquisition Board
    (requires PCI slot in computer)
  • Contact angle, surface tension, surface energy
  • FTA software upgrades without charge
  • Instruction manual
  • One year's warranty on parts and labor
  • Internet/e-mail support for applications assistance.

12-00C

FTA125 Standard Model with computer system (Prices)

Same as 12-00 plus a complete computer system pre-installed and tested with FTA software. Refer to Parts and Accessories for a description of the computer configuration.

13-00

FTA135 Semiconductor/wafer Analyzer (Prices)

Complete instrument chassis which includes:

  • Pre-aligned optical system
  • Multi-volume pipette dispense system
  • Disposable tips in 3 sizes
  • Manual rotation movement with degree graduation
  • Manual Y axis movement with millimeter graduation
  • Built-in lighting
  • Video Acquisition Board
    (requires PCI slot in computer)
  • Contact angle, surface tension, surface energy
  • FTA software upgrades without charge
  • Instruction manual
  • One year's warranty on parts and labor
  • Internet/e-mail support for applications assistance.

13-00C

FTA135 Semiconductor/wafer Analyzer with computer (Prices)

Same as 13-00 plus a complete computer system pre-installed and tested with FTA software. Refer to Parts and Accessories for a description of the computer configuration.

00-05

Long Range Microscope Kit (Prices)

Provides optics and image capture electronics for use with customer supplied sample stage or chamber. Complete FTA software package for analysis. Customer supplies computer.


FTA100 Series Options

Order Number Description

10-01

Peristaltic Pump (Prices)

  • software controlled pump
  • can pump in or out
  • can stop automatically on drop detachment
  • disposable liquid path
  • replaces Gilmont syringe
  • uses standard Luer hub needles

10-20

Automatic Rotary Stage for FTA188 (Prices)

Software controlled, stepper motor driven stage that can be coordinated with external robots. Standard platter is 200mm (8 inches) in diameter. User can easily attach their own platter.

10-30

FTA125 Spares Kit (Prices)

  • contact angle calibration standard
  • 3 illumination bulbs
  • 1 Gilmont 2ml glass micrometer syringe
  • 100ea 22GA dispense needles
  • 100ea 27GA dispense needles
  • Fasteners kit
  • Hex driver tool kit

10-35

FTA135 Spares Kit (Prices)

  • contact angle calibration standard
  • 3 illumination bulbs
  • 4 Locator Buttons
  • 4 Thumb Screws
  • 100ea 1250ul Disposable Tips
  • 50ea 125ul Disposable Tips
  • Fasteners kit
  • Hex driver tool kit

13-01

12 inch Sample Stage (FTA135 only) (Prices)

FTA135 option for sample handling up to 12 inches / 300 millimeters in diameter. Actual diameter of the platen is 13 inches / 325mm.

Laboratory/Research Instruments

FTA200 Dynamic Contact Angle Analyzer

Order Number Description

20-00

FTA200 Dynamic Contact Angle Analyzer (Prices)

Complete instrument chassis which includes:

  • CCD Camera with 6:1 zoom microscope lens
  • X-Y-Z rack-and-pinion specimen holder
  • Front/rear lighting
  • Automatic forward/reverse syringe pump
  • 4 syringes from 50ul to 10ml capacity
  • 10 ea 22GA, 10 ea 27GA disposable
    dispense needles
  • Video Acquisition Board
    (requires PCI slot in computer)
  • Contact angle, surface tension, surface energy
  • FTA software upgrades furnished without charge
  • High purity water surface tension calibration standard
  • Multiple degree contact angle calibration standard:
    39.6, 90.0, all +/-1
  • Instruction manual
  • One year's warranty on parts and labor
  • Internet/e-mail support for applications assistance

20-00C

FTA200 Dynamic Contact Angle Analyzer with computer (Prices)

Same as 20-00 plus a complete computer system pre-installed and tested with FTA software. Refer to Parts and Accessories for a description of the computer configuration.


FTA200 Options

Order Number Description

20-04

Environmental Chamber (Prices)

Enclosed chamber for maintaining temperature and atmosphere, but chamber is not leak-proof. User may supply non-obnoxious gases through inlet and outlet ports. Electrical heating for temperature control to approximately 350C. Separate temperature control loop available for liquid heating/cooling with user-supplied bath. Dispense needle is in intimate thermal contact with chamber so test fluid is dispensed at chamber temperature. Unique sliding specimen stage facilitates measurements on 5 samples at 12.5mm centers in one thermal cycle. Chamber may be used for both surface tension and contact angle measurements. 2ml glass syringe with 22GA all stainless steel dispense needle.

  • 2ml glass syringe
  • 22GA stainless steel dispense needle
  • 160mm x 50mm x 35mm inside dimensions
  • 70mm sample travel on stage
  • 3 each 25mm view ports: front, rear, top
  • Pt100 RTD temperature sensor
  • 0-300C, 1C temperature controller readout/setpoint resolution. Higher temperatures possible with factory setup.

Specify 120/240V on order

20-06

Interfacial Tension Chamber (Prices)

Pressure-proof chamber for contact angle, surface tension, and interfacial tension measurements. Viton O-ring sealed. No electrical heater but temperature may be controlled with user-supplied external bath and the fluid loop within the chamber. Ports for liquid fill and drain (or pressurization) and upper and lower needle ports. Inverted bubble experiment capable. Optical section of chamber is approximately 20mm long by 15mm diameter. Includes a unique removable specimen slide with approximately 10mm usable travel for multiple measurements within cycle.

  • Temperature range (from bath) 0-100C
  • 2ea 25mm view ports: front and rear
  • Pressure range: vacuum to 6 atmospheres.

20-07A

Cuvette Holder for IFT Measurements (Prices)

Holds standard 10mm x 10mm x 40mm cuvettes for use in making fluid/fluid interfacial tension measurements. Not intended for volatile or dangerous fluids. Not sealed or pressurized. Includes 5 sealed tops for rising drops (bubble-up experiments) and 100 cuvettes for hanging drops.

20-09

Tilt/Rotate Stage (Prices)

Alternative means of doing advancing/receding contact angles. Includes facility to have dispense needle penetrate sample and be completely covered by sessile drop, thus avoiding any shape distortion from needle. Manual adjustment of tilt through knob and gear, with angle readout scale on stage. Manual adjustment of rotate through knob and gear with readout on stage.

  • 15mm x 15mm specimen mounting area
  • 45 tilt range
  • 270 rotate range

20-15

Motorized X Drive for Environmental Chamber (Prices)

Provides precise movement of X slide in 20-04 Environmental Chamber with stepper motor drive controlled by software. Can be used to automatically advance slide when running TAPPI protocols for paper industry. This item can be ordered separately without an Environmental Chamber if a motorized sample stage is desired.

20-16

360 Frames Per Second Camera (Prices)

Alternative camera provides a selection of frame rates up to 360 per second. Those above 120 do not provide a full vertical-height image, instead the height is reduced proportionally so 240 is one-half height and 360 is one-third height.

20-17

Auto Zoom/Focus (Prices)

Motorized microscope uses stepper motors on zoom and focus adjustments to provide software control. Zoom is automatically calibrated throughout entire range, so manual magnification calibration is not required each time zoom changed. Automatic focus algorithm to achieve best overall focus.

20-18

Syringe Heater (Prices)

Heater kit to maintain syringe at specified temperature. This works in conjunction with temperature controlled chamber. Controller will maintain syringe slightly below to slightly above chamber temperature. Typical range is -5C to +20C with respect to chamber. Temperature measured by RTD and displayed digitally.

20-19

Large Environmental Chamber (Prices)

Large chamber with manual R-theta(rotate)-Z stage inside. Temperature stabilized by user's external circulating bath. Top loading for easy access.

20-20

Automatic Rotary Stage for FTA200 (Prices)

Software controlled, stepper motor driven stage that can be coordinated with external robots. Standard platter is 200mm (8 inches) in diameter. User can easily attach their own platter.

20-30

FTA200 Spares Kit (Prices)

  • 1 front illumination bulb
  • 2ea 50ul glass syringes
  • 100ea 10ul disposable syringes
  • 100ea 22GA dispense needles
  • 100ea 27GA dispense needles
  • Multiple degree contact angle calibration standard:
    39.6, 90.0, all +/-1
  • 20ml high purity water surface tension standard
  • Fasteners kit
  • Hex driver tool kit
  • Pump lead-screw lubrication

Parts and Accessories

Spare Parts

Order Number Description

00-02

Multiple Degree Contact Angle Standard (Prices)

  • 39.6, 90.0, all +/-1

20-40

Syringe Adapter Kit (FTA200 only (Prices)

  • Adapters for 50ul, 2ml glass, 3ml syringes
  • Syringe plunger clamps for syringes
  • Guide plates for syringes

Please Note: Syringes and needles can be purchased in various gauges and lengths. Call for specific information.

Computer System Option

"C" suffix on Order No.

(e.g., 20-00C)

Dell Windows XP turn-key computer system pre-installed and tested with all FTA software including.

The computer specifications are continually upgraded as technology progresses, so check with FTA for current specifications. However, all systems currently provide built-in network support, a CDROM read/write (burner) drive, and a flat screen display.

The computer system comes with a one-year on-site warranty (minimum) provided by Dell. Service issues relating to the computer system are not handled by FTA.