DSC 3 - the best choice for manual or automatic operation

DSC 3 - Differential Scanning Calorimeter

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Thanks to its modular design, the DSC 3 as part of the METTLER TOLEDO Thermal Analysis Excellence Line is the best choice for manual or automatic operation, from quality assurance and production through to research and development. The DSC uses a robust and versatile DSC sensor with 56 thermocouples which guarantees simultaneous outstanding resolution and sensitivity.

  • Robust MultiSTARe sensor with 56 thermocouples – detects the smallest and largest thermal effects
  • Robust endurance-tested sample robot – operates efficiently and reliably around the clock
  • One Click™ – allows the user to start predefined methods safely and easily
Specifications - DSC 3 - Differential Scanning Calorimeter
Temperature range -150 to 700 °C
Sensor FRS 5+ with 56 thermocouples or HSS 8+ with 120 thermocouples
Heating rate 0.02 to 300 K/min
TAWN resolution (FRS /HSS) 0.12/0.2
TAWN sensitivity (FRS /HSS) 11.9/56
Indium response ratio (FRS sensor) >155 mW/°C
Material Number(s) 30139229
Trade Name DSC

Innovative Technology


Features and Benefits of the DSC 3


Rugged MultiSTARe sensor with 56 thermocouples – detects the smallest and
largest thermal effects
Robust endurance-tested sample robot – operates efficiently and reliably
around the clock
Start the experiment with just One Click™ – fast and easy routine operation
Simple FlexCal® calibration – saves time and results in precise and accurate
Modular concept protects your investment – fulfills your current and future needs
Wide temperature range – from –150 to 700 °C in one measurement
Intelligent ergonomic design – simplifies instrument operation
Comprehensive services – professional support for your daily work



Product Brochures

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The MultiSTAR® DSC Sensor Family Datasheet
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DSC-Microscopy System Datasheet
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STARe Software Option ADSC Datasheet
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STARe Software Option Specific Heat Evaluation Datasheet
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STARe Software Option nth Order Kinetics
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STARe Software Option Model Free Kinetics
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STARe Software Option Advanced Model Free Kinetics
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DSC 3 - Differential Scanning Calorimeter
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