The NEW CF-1™ central force loading station uses pneumatics to apply uniform downforce to align the mounts on the same plane in the sample holder, resulting in reduced grinding time. The rotating base provides convenient movement of the sample holder and equally sets the mount height for proper spacing. The pivot arm features a graduated scale for repeatable positioning which is adjustable using the two (2) large red knobs that are knurled for improved grip.
The unit requires compressed air like that provided to the power head. This is used to both secure the sample holder firmly in place and provide force to the pad to firmly secure the mount when tightening the sample holder screw(s).
The base system is supplied with a single applicator pad and unloading plate. The dual applicator accessory is sold separately and recommended for use with either dual-cavity or large cavity sample holders.