Automatizing thin sample preparation is now possible world wide. Astera Solution offers the machinery for transforming the manual laboratories to automated without compromising the quality.
The productivity can be increased for more than 150% which leads to saving time and money.
"The estimation is that the speed would be about three times better compared the methods used earlier. We shall also remember the machines are running alone and operators can do something else during the machines are working."
Every thin section is required to be standard and high quality in order to be useful in analysis. Our machines helps you to automatize your laboratory and to strengthen and maintain a competitive advantage.
Our clients has said that they estimate their processes has come three times faster by using our machines. While machines are running, the employees can do other tasks.
Contact us and we will help you to get your laboratory in to a next century.
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.
CUT8 is a precision saw to cut rock samples down to 0.1 – 0.5 mm. The machine produces thin, straight and flat samples ready to be grinded and polished to thin sections. The machine can accept two sizes of rock samples. The machine is normally only using water as cutting liquid and can be equipped with closed loop silicone system to handle water sensitive samples.
CUT8 is the ultimate machine to save time in thin section preparation.
VAC12 is an impregnation system to fill porous samples with epoxy resin. The main requirement in impregnation is to have epoxy resin filling all of the pores in the sample and make sure no bubbles are left inside resin. Both requirements are reached with very low and constant vacuum.
VAC12 has two vacuum chambers: resin vacuum reservoir on top of main chamber for epoxy resin to make sure the resin is bubble free before introducing the resin in the rock samples. The main chamber is for rock samples.
GLU10 is a multipurpose glue device to glue rock samples on laboratory glass plates. The device can be used for both heat and UV curing process. The curing by heat is the traditional method used in all laboratories worldwide.
The new UV curing process is more rapid and curing takes place in room temperature. The process time is given by the glue used in either process.