The MetPrep 3™ grinding and polishing machines, with the PH™ line of power heads, are powerful systems for semiautomatic operation, ideal for low to high volume sample preparation requirements. A wide variety of combinations provides ideal solutions that accommodate any lab, application, or material.
Intuitive menu navigation with a user-friendly touchpad interface and backlit LCD make them easy to use and program. The microprocessor based system allows up to 25 programmable steps, including parameters for platen speed, comp/contra rotation (sample holder/platen), cycle time, fluid selection, sample force (LbF or N), sample rotation speed, water rinse, and force reduction (on/off, %).
The PH-3™/PH-4™ power heads offer maximum versatility for low to high volume semi-automatic sample preparation, using either central or individual sample force modes. The pneumatic-electric system provides controlled sample force and allows up to 12 samples to be prepared simultaneously, depending on power head, mount diameter, and holder size. The unique tilt-up design allows easy, unhindered access to the sample holder and platen, and eliminates the need to reposition the head during the preparation procedure.
Either standard or magnetic platens may be used with any plain/adhesive backed or magnetic system disc.
Programmable up to 25 grinding/polishing steps, including parameters for force mode, platen speed, comp/contra rotation (sample holder/platen), cycle time, fluid selection, sample force (LbF or N), sample rotation speed, water rinse and force reduction (on/off, %)
Sturdy RIM, aluminum and stainless steel construction with low-profile design
Variable cycle time: 0-120 minutes (15 second increments)
Molded one-piece corrosion resistant cover
Powerful 0.5 HP (375 W) motor with constant high torque output
Quick-change platen design, anodized to resist wear and corrosion
Electronic coolant control with adjustable flow control valve
Touchpad switches control all functions
Adjustable, pivoting coolant nozzle allows quick and easy sample/bowl cleaning
Variable platen and jog speed: 40-600 RPM (10 RPM increments)
Seamless integration with optional AD-5™ Fluid Dispenser for automatic operation
Overflow diversion to protect internal components
CE compliant for EU
Emergency shut-off switch
Two (2) year warranty
Designed & manufactured by Allied in the USA
PH-3 & PH-4 Power Heads
Central and Individual sample force functionality
Soft-start/stop force control
Unique tilt-up feature for easy access to platen and holder
Simple push-button attachment and removal of sample holders
Quick-lock system allows sample holder positioning across entire platen surface
Safety sensor that stops operation if power head is tilted up