TRIOS Software 

One Comprehensive Thermal Analysis and Rheology Software Solution

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TA Instruments’ robust software package uses innovative technology for instrument control, data collection, data analysis, and reporting for thermal analysis and rheology. The intuitive user interface allows you to simply and effectively program experiments and move easily between processing experiments and viewing and analyzing data.

Thoughtful features such as automated calibration routines, multiple calibration sets, real-time test method editing, and inter-laboratory data and test method sharing provide unmatched flexibility, while one-click analysis and custom reporting raise productivity to new heights.

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Seamlessly navigate between experiment creation and data analysis within a single, user-friendly, software package capable of controlling over 20 instruments and 50+ accessories. TRIOS delivers an intuitive design boasting a graphical ribbon toolbar and clean user interface, that compels both novice and veteran users to maximum productivity at the first interaction.

  • Combined instrument control and data analysis package eliminates the need to learn multiple programs, decreasing training time and increasing efficiency.
  • Common interface allows users to quickly become proficient on all supported instruments.
  • Frequently used functions are logically grouped in the graphical ribbon menu making quick execution a simple click away.

Program experiments and analyze data YOUR way. With exclusive Go-Everywhere Licensing, you can create procedures and analyze data in your lab, office, home, or anywhere. Freely share data files with colleagues across the hall, the complex, or across the world for review or analysis. Select one of the built-in procedure templates to get up and running quickly or create custom test methods tailored to your material’s unique requirements.

  • Native support for a multitude of file formats, including legacy TA Instruments formats and txt/CSV, permits effortless comparison of all your historical data.
  • Unify testing methods and simplify collaborations by sharing saved TRIOS procedure files.
  • Monitor instrument signals and adjust test parameters in real-time by modifying individual test parameters, adding, removing, or re-ordering procedure steps on-the-fly.
  • Available in the following languages: English, German, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Russian.

A comprehensive set of progressive tools are available for real-time data analysis, even during active experiments. Gain actionable insights into your material behavior through a powerful and versatile set of features seamlessly integrated into TRIOS.

 

Reports


Easily prepare your data for presentation using the TRIOS Report feature. Drag and drop elements, corresponding to various data file components, can be inserted into a familiar word processing workspace, allowing for clear and concise formatting of all experimental parameters. Once created, simply apply the complete format to any data file: automating analysis and relevant details to communicate your findings.

Control Charts


Conveniently store and track analysis results from your data archive in a single file. Detect trends in your data and flag unacceptable results so you can keep your process moving without interruption.

 


Analysis Library



Save routine analyses to the Analysis library, then apply them with a single click, streamlining your workflow and increasing productivity. Share these analyses by saving an Analysis Template, to ensure the exact parameters are used in collaborative environments.

 

 


User Variables


Every TRIOS data file contains a standard set of variables based on instrument type. If the required variable isn’t available, quickly create your own using the User Variable feature to obtain the results you require.

 


User Models


Define your own analysis model to precisely fit your experimental data within TRIOS. The intuitive interface gives you full control over mathematical functions and adjustable fitting parameters, while TRIOS solves the equation. Save your custom models to quickly apply it to future experiments.

With an ever-growing demand for more work to be completed in less time, unique solutions are required. To meet this need for increased efficiency, TRIOS software includes several impressive features designed to remove some of the manual, repetitive processes in your workflow.

AutoPilot


Experience a new paradigm in software functionality and unleash the full potential of your instruments* with AutoPilot, a premium feature that enables complete automation of powerful TRIOS software.

AutoPilot allows users to quickly and easily create automated routines: from test methods to data analysis and report generation. These routines empower laboratories to streamline and standardize operations and decision-making across local or global laboratory enterprises. From quality control to research and development, laboratory environments of all types will benefit from increased productivity, improved data precision, and reduced training time.

*Currently available on the Discovery Hybrid Rheometer

Click here to learn more


Intelligent Analysis


Intelligent Analysis is a powerful analysis feature designed to automatically detect transitions in DSC, TGA, and SDT data. This completely autonomous analysis engine allows users of all experience levels to obtain the same accurate results. For the most complex thermograms, Intelligent Analysis provides a reliable starting point for further analysis and interpretation.

 

 

 

Batch Processing


Perform repetitive tasks with the click of a button. Batch Processing applies custom reports or analyses to any number of data files simultaneously so you can expedite your data processing and avoid routine human errors.


Guided Calibration


Using guided instruction and automatic analysis of calibration files, TRIOS allows you to easily calibrate your thermal and rheology instruments, resulting in accurate and precise data in even the most stringent laboratory environments.

 

 

 

 


Scheduling


Program experiments to execute later, facilitating unattended operation and increased productivity.

  • Schedule instrument verifications or calibrations to run at regular intervals, ensuring your instrument operates at peak performance.
  • Study the long-term stability of your samples without having to remember to start individual tests.
  • Maximize the value of your instrumentation by scheduling routine tasks for weekends and off-peak hours.

*Available on Discovery Series Thermal Instruments

 

Data integrity is the overall completeness, accuracy, and consistency of data and processes during its entire lifecycle. This includes the steps involved in setting up and running experiments, as well as managing the data that is collected. TRIOS creates secure files so you can rest easy knowing your data is safe.

 

Complete Data Record



The advanced data collection system automatically saves all relevant signals, active calibrations, and system settings. This comprehensive set of information is invaluable for method development, procedure deployment, and data validation.

 

 

Data Security



Utilizing a proprietary, encrypted file format, TRIOS data files are protected against external modification. Should an unauthorized or unexpected change occur, rest easy knowing that TRIOS will notify you the next time the file is opened.

 


Compliance



The optional TRIOS Guardian package uniquely leverages standard IT security measures and technologies, providing the most cost effective, database-free solution for users who require 21 CFR Part 11 compliance or those requiring instrument access controls.

  • Configurable levels allow you to define your own access restrictions.
  • Track all data processing changes in the Results Log.
  • Enforce user credentials prior to launching TRIOS software.
  • Implement file versioning and electronic signatures.

Take advantage of software that grows with you! Whether you require AutoPilot’s automation capabilities, Guardian’s enhanced data security, or one of its advanced data analysis packages, TRIOS provides the solution to meet your evolving business needs.

 

Thermal Kinetics


TRIOS contains a powerful tool for the specialized analysis of data obtained from the following TA Instruments thermal analyzers:

  • DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimeter)
  • TGA (Thermogravimetric Analyzer)
  • SDT (Simultaneous DSC-TGA)

Following the approaches outlined in various ASTM standards (E537, E698, E1231, E1641, E2041, & E2070), the Thermal Kinetics package allows for the analysis of time and temperature dependent processes.

Determine parameters, such as Activation Energy (Ea), Reaction Order (n), and Half Life (t1/2) to make informed predictions about your material’s behavior under various experimental conditions, with this simple, yet powerful, analysis feature.

 


Rheology Polymer Library


Extract molecular weight and molecular weight distribution information from frequency sweep data with the TRIOS Rheology Polymer Library. Use the built-in database that includes all the relevant properties for commonly used commercial polymers to gain additional knowledge about your materials. This information can be valuable to:

  • Understand polymerization reactions.
  •  Distinguish between different grades of uni-, bi-, and multi- modal distributions.
  • Optimize conditions to produce polymers with specific molecular weight and molecular weight distribution.
  •  Correlate rheology data with melt flow characteristics.


FT Rheology


Rheological testing within the linear viscoelastic region delivers incredible insight into material behavior. Additional insight into material structure and processing behavior can be obtained by progressing beyond the linear viscoelastic region with Large Amplitude Oscillatory Shear (LAOS) measurements. These experiments collect raw torque and displacement signals from the rheometer. Make use of the FT Rheology analysis package to automatically analyze the complex material responses and transform the experimental data into meaningful, actionable insight. This package empowers users to:

  •  Quickly and easily quantify linear and non-linear material responses from transient data.
  •  Reconstruct and display stress vs. strain and stress vs. shear rate Lissajous plots that are used in Pipkin diagrams.
  •  Extract the frequency spectrum, fundamental and higher order harmonics, and plot harmonic intensity ratios.
  •   Recast the fundamental and harmonic data as a function of the oscillation test parameters (strain, frequency, time or Temperature) for further evaluation.
  •  Calculate all relevant non-linear rheological parameters: Chebyshev polynomial coefficients, Minimum- and Large- Strain Modulus (G’M, G’L), Minimum- and Large- Rate Dynamic Viscosity (η’M, η‘L), and Stiffening (S) and Thickening (T) ratios.

Ease-of-Use

Seamlessly navigate between experiment creation and data analysis within a single, user-friendly, software package capable of controlling over 20 instruments and 50+ accessories. TRIOS delivers an intuitive design boasting a graphical ribbon toolbar and clean user interface, that compels both novice and veteran users to maximum productivity at the first interaction.

  • Combined instrument control and data analysis package eliminates the need to learn multiple programs, decreasing training time and increasing efficiency.
  • Common interface allows users to quickly become proficient on all supported instruments.
  • Frequently used functions are logically grouped in the graphical ribbon menu making quick execution a simple click away.
Flexibility

Program experiments and analyze data YOUR way. With exclusive Go-Everywhere Licensing, you can create procedures and analyze data in your lab, office, home, or anywhere. Freely share data files with colleagues across the hall, the complex, or across the world for review or analysis. Select one of the built-in procedure templates to get up and running quickly or create custom test methods tailored to your material’s unique requirements.

  • Native support for a multitude of file formats, including legacy TA Instruments formats and txt/CSV, permits effortless comparison of all your historical data.
  • Unify testing methods and simplify collaborations by sharing saved TRIOS procedure files.
  • Monitor instrument signals and adjust test parameters in real-time by modifying individual test parameters, adding, removing, or re-ordering procedure steps on-the-fly.
  • Available in the following languages: English, German, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Russian.
Powerful Processing

A comprehensive set of progressive tools are available for real-time data analysis, even during active experiments. Gain actionable insights into your material behavior through a powerful and versatile set of features seamlessly integrated into TRIOS.

 

Reports


Easily prepare your data for presentation using the TRIOS Report feature. Drag and drop elements, corresponding to various data file components, can be inserted into a familiar word processing workspace, allowing for clear and concise formatting of all experimental parameters. Once created, simply apply the complete format to any data file: automating analysis and relevant details to communicate your findings.

Control Charts


Conveniently store and track analysis results from your data archive in a single file. Detect trends in your data and flag unacceptable results so you can keep your process moving without interruption.

 


Analysis Library



Save routine analyses to the Analysis library, then apply them with a single click, streamlining your workflow and increasing productivity. Share these analyses by saving an Analysis Template, to ensure the exact parameters are used in collaborative environments.

 

 


User Variables


Every TRIOS data file contains a standard set of variables based on instrument type. If the required variable isn’t available, quickly create your own using the User Variable feature to obtain the results you require.

 


User Models


Define your own analysis model to precisely fit your experimental data within TRIOS. The intuitive interface gives you full control over mathematical functions and adjustable fitting parameters, while TRIOS solves the equation. Save your custom models to quickly apply it to future experiments.

Automation

With an ever-growing demand for more work to be completed in less time, unique solutions are required. To meet this need for increased efficiency, TRIOS software includes several impressive features designed to remove some of the manual, repetitive processes in your workflow.

AutoPilot


Experience a new paradigm in software functionality and unleash the full potential of your instruments* with AutoPilot, a premium feature that enables complete automation of powerful TRIOS software.

AutoPilot allows users to quickly and easily create automated routines: from test methods to data analysis and report generation. These routines empower laboratories to streamline and standardize operations and decision-making across local or global laboratory enterprises. From quality control to research and development, laboratory environments of all types will benefit from increased productivity, improved data precision, and reduced training time.

*Currently available on the Discovery Hybrid Rheometer

Click here to learn more


Intelligent Analysis


Intelligent Analysis is a powerful analysis feature designed to automatically detect transitions in DSC, TGA, and SDT data. This completely autonomous analysis engine allows users of all experience levels to obtain the same accurate results. For the most complex thermograms, Intelligent Analysis provides a reliable starting point for further analysis and interpretation.

 

 

 

Batch Processing


Perform repetitive tasks with the click of a button. Batch Processing applies custom reports or analyses to any number of data files simultaneously so you can expedite your data processing and avoid routine human errors.


Guided Calibration


Using guided instruction and automatic analysis of calibration files, TRIOS allows you to easily calibrate your thermal and rheology instruments, resulting in accurate and precise data in even the most stringent laboratory environments.

 

 

 

 


Scheduling


Program experiments to execute later, facilitating unattended operation and increased productivity.

  • Schedule instrument verifications or calibrations to run at regular intervals, ensuring your instrument operates at peak performance.
  • Study the long-term stability of your samples without having to remember to start individual tests.
  • Maximize the value of your instrumentation by scheduling routine tasks for weekends and off-peak hours.

*Available on Discovery Series Thermal Instruments

 

Data Integrity

Data integrity is the overall completeness, accuracy, and consistency of data and processes during its entire lifecycle. This includes the steps involved in setting up and running experiments, as well as managing the data that is collected. TRIOS creates secure files so you can rest easy knowing your data is safe.

 

Complete Data Record



The advanced data collection system automatically saves all relevant signals, active calibrations, and system settings. This comprehensive set of information is invaluable for method development, procedure deployment, and data validation.

 

 

Data Security



Utilizing a proprietary, encrypted file format, TRIOS data files are protected against external modification. Should an unauthorized or unexpected change occur, rest easy knowing that TRIOS will notify you the next time the file is opened.

 


Compliance



The optional TRIOS Guardian package uniquely leverages standard IT security measures and technologies, providing the most cost effective, database-free solution for users who require 21 CFR Part 11 compliance or those requiring instrument access controls.

  • Configurable levels allow you to define your own access restrictions.
  • Track all data processing changes in the Results Log.
  • Enforce user credentials prior to launching TRIOS software.
  • Implement file versioning and electronic signatures.

Add-ons

Take advantage of software that grows with you! Whether you require AutoPilot’s automation capabilities, Guardian’s enhanced data security, or one of its advanced data analysis packages, TRIOS provides the solution to meet your evolving business needs.

 

Thermal Kinetics


TRIOS contains a powerful tool for the specialized analysis of data obtained from the following TA Instruments thermal analyzers:

  • DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimeter)
  • TGA (Thermogravimetric Analyzer)
  • SDT (Simultaneous DSC-TGA)

Following the approaches outlined in various ASTM standards (E537, E698, E1231, E1641, E2041, & E2070), the Thermal Kinetics package allows for the analysis of time and temperature dependent processes.

Determine parameters, such as Activation Energy (Ea), Reaction Order (n), and Half Life (t1/2) to make informed predictions about your material’s behavior under various experimental conditions, with this simple, yet powerful, analysis feature.

 


Rheology Polymer Library


Extract molecular weight and molecular weight distribution information from frequency sweep data with the TRIOS Rheology Polymer Library. Use the built-in database that includes all the relevant properties for commonly used commercial polymers to gain additional knowledge about your materials. This information can be valuable to:

  • Understand polymerization reactions.
  •  Distinguish between different grades of uni-, bi-, and multi- modal distributions.
  • Optimize conditions to produce polymers with specific molecular weight and molecular weight distribution.
  •  Correlate rheology data with melt flow characteristics.


FT Rheology


Rheological testing within the linear viscoelastic region delivers incredible insight into material behavior. Additional insight into material structure and processing behavior can be obtained by progressing beyond the linear viscoelastic region with Large Amplitude Oscillatory Shear (LAOS) measurements. These experiments collect raw torque and displacement signals from the rheometer. Make use of the FT Rheology analysis package to automatically analyze the complex material responses and transform the experimental data into meaningful, actionable insight. This package empowers users to:

  •  Quickly and easily quantify linear and non-linear material responses from transient data.
  •  Reconstruct and display stress vs. strain and stress vs. shear rate Lissajous plots that are used in Pipkin diagrams.
  •  Extract the frequency spectrum, fundamental and higher order harmonics, and plot harmonic intensity ratios.
  •   Recast the fundamental and harmonic data as a function of the oscillation test parameters (strain, frequency, time or Temperature) for further evaluation.
  •  Calculate all relevant non-linear rheological parameters: Chebyshev polynomial coefficients, Minimum- and Large- Strain Modulus (G’M, G’L), Minimum- and Large- Rate Dynamic Viscosity (η’M, η‘L), and Stiffening (S) and Thickening (T) ratios.

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