X-Prep® Precision Milling/Polishing System

Mechanical Milling

The X-Prep® is a specialized 5-axis CNC-based milling/grinding/polishing machine designed to support electrical and physical failure analysis techniques and other applications requiring high precision sample preparation.

It features a wizard-based, user-friendly, intuitive interface that guides the operator through a screen sequence.  As each screen appears, instruction is provided to the operator, ensuring every parameter and function is defined before operation.  Help  buttons on each screen provide access to additional explanation and instruction.  

A high-definition (720p) color camera projects a magnified, razor-sharp image of the sample onto the touch screen to help the operator define the X/Y milling/grinding/polishing boundary.  

Automatic tilt adjustment levels the sample plane parallel to the X/Y plane of the cutting tool.  Unevenly mounted or tilted samples can easily be leveled using this functionality.

A variety of fixtures and accessories are available to accommodate various sample types and sizes.

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Easy-to-use, wizard-based workflow guides the operator through system setup to define: X/Y/Z tool position; X/Y tool feed rate, pattern and overlap; Z-force; and Z-position   Three (3) Z-control modes: Position (Milling/Grinding); Position Force (Grinding/Polishing); Floating Force (Polishing)
Optional 3D Software Module adds functionality/capability that includes: automatic 3D mapping/profiling; convex & concave profile deprocessing; and Excel® profile visualization/profile manipulation macro   Motorized leveling stage for: automatic parallel leveling of sample to the X/Y tool plane; sample leveling - dual-axis control with 0.5 micron resolution; definable "off-axis" tilt adjustment
Requires no G-coding or programming knowledge   Live HD (720p) video navigation to define X/Y milling/grinding/polishing boundary
Closed-loop Z-axis positioning, 0.1 micron resolution, 1 micron accuracy   Closed-loop X/Y-axis positioning, 1 micron resolution
12" color LCD, touch-screen graphic user interface   Closed-loop Z-axis force control, 0.5 to 10 N
Universal tool collet uses 3 mm x 1.5" (38 mm) length tools (0.25 mm - 12 mm grinding/polishing tip)   Up to 100 x 100 mm X/Y travel
Weight: 210 lb. (95 kg) - Shipping weight: 310 lb. (141 kg)   Dimensions: 21" W x 27" D x 25" H (533 x 686 x 622 mm)
Designed & manufactured by Allied in the USA    Two (2) year warranty
Item # Description Qty
15-9600 X-PREP® PRECISION MILLING/GRINDING/POLISHING SYSTEM, 100-125 V AC 50/60 Hz 1 Phase.
15-9600-230 X-PREP® PRECISION MILLING/GRINDING/POLISHING SYSTEM, 208-240 V AC 50/60 Hz 1 Phase.
15-9171 3D Software Module for X-Prep®

Product Accessories

Item # Description Qty
15-9125 Click to Enlarge » Fixture for X-Prep®, 2" x 2" Capacity
15-9125PDM Click to Enlarge » Parallel Delayering Module for the X-Prep®
15-9126 Click to Enlarge » Borosilicate Glass Inserts, 2" x 2" x 1/8" Thick (Pk/20)
15-9126A Aluminum Inserts, 2" x 2" x 1/8" Thick (Pk/10)
15-9135 Click to Enlarge » Fixture for X-Prep®, 3" x 3" Capacity
15-9136 Click to Enlarge » Borosilicate Glass Inserts, 3" x 3" x 1/8" Thick (Pk/10)
15-9140 Click to Enlarge » Fixture for X-Prep®, 4" x 4" Capacity
15-9141 Click to Enlarge » Borosilicate Glass Inserts, 4" x 4" x 1/8" Thick (Pk/10)
15-9142 Click to Enlarge » Fixture for X-Prep®, 4" × 4" Flat Plate
15-9147 Click to Enlarge » Fixture for X-Prep®, 4" x 6" Capacity
15-9148 Click to Enlarge » Borosilicate Glass Inserts, 4" x 6" x 1/8" Thick (Pk/10)
15-9157 Click to Enlarge » Wafer Holding Fixture, 150 mm Ø x 3 mm T, X-Prep®
15-9160 Click to Enlarge » Fixture Clamp Set, X-Prep® (Pk/4)
15-9180 Click to Enlarge » Dust Extraction System for X-Prep®, 115 V AC
15-9185 Click to Enlarge » Dust Extraction System for X-Prep®, 230 V AC
15-92RTP Click to Enlarge » Ruby Tipped Leveling Probe
28-85175A14 Click to Enlarge » Ruby Tipped Stylus, 10 mm L - 1 mm Ø ball, M3 Thd.
15-92ASSORT X-Prep® Assortment Starter Tool/Consumables Kit