Changes in mechanical properties as a function of temperature and humidity are measured.


  • Humidity control
  • High-sensitivity, high-precision measurement by the differential method
  • Multi-measurement system that excels in expandability
  • Flexible handling of various sample sizes
  • Notable enhancement of heating and cooling rates enabled by a compact electric furnace
  • Simple sample setting mechanism, the first of its kind in differential TMA
  • Safety foremost emphasized on the entire system
  • Different measurement methods
    • Compression loading method
    • Tensile loading method
    • Penetration method
    • Differential penetration method
    • 3-point bending method
    • Single rod compression loading method
  • Measuring temp. range
    • Standard model: Ambient to 1100°C
    • High-temperature model: Ambient to 1500°C


TMA/HUM is a device that allows TMA measurements to be taken in a water vapour environment with a constant relative humidity. TMA is measured at a constant water vapour partial pressure in TMA/HUM, giving a complete picture of the sample’s expansion and shrinkage as a function of water vapour partial pressure.

The actual sintering conditions can be carried out in a laboratory-based setting, especially when sintering ceramics in a water vapour atmosphere.

TMA measurements at a fixed temperature while altering the relative humidity are used to calculate the swelling ratio in relation to the relative humidity that is effective for evaluating the sample’s swelling property.

The humidity generator (HUM-1) creates a water vapour containing a humidity controlled gas that is introduced to the room using N2 as a base gas.

The TMA is fitted with an unique electric furnace that maintains a constant temperature via a circulator to prevent condensation even in high water vapour concentration environments, and can make measurements at a maximum of 85°C and 90% RH. The humidity sensor with feedback control maintains a constant humidity level for longer observations. The user can modify the relative humidity in each step of the temperature programme since the relative humidity settings in TMA are linked with the temperature programme.

Specifications Table

Product nameTMA8311/HUM-1
TechniqueHumidity controlled thermomechanical analyzer
BenefitMeasurement of a mechanical property change with respect to temperature and humidity
TechnologyDifferential expansion principle where the thermal expansion or shrinkage generated from the detection mechanism itself can be canceled
Core attributesMulti-measurement system that excels in expandability
Core optionsHigh-temperature model: Ambient to 1500°C
ComputerExternal PC
Core dimensions380 (W) x 580 (H) x 580 (D) (mm)
Mass (core unit)30 kg
Power requirements1Ø, AC100-120V/200-240V 50/60Hz 15A