Press Release Summary:
Using fixed 12 in. grinding stone in conjunction with 5.7 hp motor, PlanarMet 300 can remove up to 0.6 mm of material per minute. Central-force specimen holder accommodates up to 10 samples at a time and enables 3–4 grinding stages to be combined into single step, whereby amount of material to be removed can be programmed in increments of 0.1 mm. For accurate material removal, grinder offers timed-cycle or controlled material depth mode, with adjustable powerhead speed and direction of rotation.
Original Press Release:
The Planarmet 300 Grinder Enhances Productivity in Metallography
Buehler’s Compact Planar Grinder Saves Time and Maximizes Results
Lake Bluff, IL – To provide a more rapid and highly accurate sample preparation for metallography, Buehler, an ITW Company developed the PlanarMet 300, a new compact bench-top planar grinder for savings in space, time and expense. The PlanarMet 300 is built for fast and efficient grinding with high flatness and maximum edge retention. It uses a fixed 305 mm (12 in) grinding stone in conjunction with a high-performance 5.7hp motor and can accommodate 10 specimens at time. It is easy to use with a self-calibrating auto-dressing system and easy stone change.
The PlanarMet 300 is designed to remove up to 0.6 mm of material per minute – up to ten times faster than grinding with SiC paper. The central-force specimen holder, accommodates up to 10 samples at a time and enables three to four grinding stages to be combined into a single step, whereby the amount of material to be removed can be programmed accurately in increments of 0.1 mm.
For highly accurate material removal, the grinder offers either a timed-cycle or a controlled material depth mode, with adjustable powerhead speed and direction of rotation. Sample deformation is kept to a minimum by an integral cooling water inlet, combined with a unique water manifold, which ensures adequate cooling even under extremely aggressive grinding conditions. The self-calibrating auto-dressing system with adjustable dressing frequency and depth provides a clean, flat grinding surface for each grinding cycle. Grinding stones (optionally Al2O3 or SiC) can be changed easily within minutes by unscrewing the center bolt, following which the system will auto-calibrate.
The compact PlanarMet 300’s is designed for side-by-side use with EcoMet/AutoMet Grinder Polisher for direct specimen holder integration. It uses the same central force specimen holders as the EcoMet/AutoMet, and allows the user to complete additional preparation steps after planar grinding directly on the polishing system, without transferring to a new holder.
A detailed PlanarMet 300 brochure is available or to obtain a price quote email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Buehler at 1-800-BUEHLER.
Buehler has been a leading manufacturer of scientific equipment, supplies and accessories for use in metallography and materials analysis for more than 75 years, and also offers a broad range of hardness testers and hardness testing systems. A close-knit network of branch offices and dealers provides customers with expert support and service around the globe. Buehler is part of the Test and Measurement Group of the US based Illinois Tool Works (ITW) group of companies with more than 850 distributed business units in 52 countries worldwide and a staff of approximately 60,000. For additional information visit www.buehler.com.