GRN16 is the highest quality thin section machine on the market. GRN16 produces extremely thin, precise and clean thin sections with an outstanding productivity.
GRN16 is based on grinding process using normally just tap water. For water sensitive minerals the machine can be equipped with closed loop silicone oil system. No additives are needed to reach the result. The use of additives can damage the sample surface and make the analysis of thin section troublesome. No use of additives offers also lower operating cost in laboratory compared to traditional methods.
As the sample quality from GRN16 is constant and ultimate quality, the sample analysis process could be automated. The automation of the analysis opens a completely new possibilities and could offer extreme productivity gain in laboratory.
GRN16 is a fully automatic grinder with PLC control. All of the processes and alarms are included in the software. The operators can generate recipies for different minerals to be memorized to the machine. The machine can be connected to Internet for service and trouble shooting from distance.
GRN16 can beequipped with a polishing system POL200. GRN16 can also be equipped withmicroscope or other analysis tool, if analysis is required during the grindingprocess.
Automatic cup wheel opening and table redressing
Automatic grinding process, customized recipes for different rock qualities
Automatic polishing process with optional equipment
In case vacuum is reduced, alarm and controlled ramp down
Water separator water levelalarm and ramp down in case too high level
3D slicing andanalysis software
POL200 is a polishing plate to be connected to Astera Grinder GRN16. The polishing system has several replaceable polishing plates from grid size 0.1 micron up to several microns.The polishing plates are connected to the system by magnet to allow fast grid size change.
No additives are needed, the polishing liquid is tap water or alternatively silicone oil for water sensitive samples. To optimize the process the polishing plate is delivered with two additional weights, each 3 kg.
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