Sample preparation starts with cutting and good cutting means a good start. Selecting the right cut-off wheel ensures freedom from burn and distortion and is the best way to save time and consumables. Correct cutting produces specimens which are in perfect condition for the next preparation steps.
The aim of mounting is to handle small or odd shaped specimens and to protect fragile materials, thin layers or coating during preparation as well as to provide good edge retention. Mounting produces specimens with uniform size so that it is easier to handle in automatic holders for further preparation steps.
Metkon has delivered more than 20 000 units of sample preparation equipment globally. Their customer list ranges from small to large international companies and laboratories in various industries, such as automotive, aerospace, bearings industry, foundries, steelworks, electronics, universities and institutes and others.
Customers around the world have trusted Metkon to deliver technologically advanced spectrographic sample preparation equipment. Metkon produces most of the components needed in these instruments, allowing for strict control over the entire manufacturing process in accordance with the international ISO-9001 quality standards.
The range of these innovative instruments that are available from Metkon include bench-top and floor-standing surface grinders to swing/automatic grinders as well as fully-automatic milling machines.
Benefits of these instruments include quick and easy preparation of various materials, user-friendly interfaces, dust management for indoor use, various clamping options suitable for ferrous and non-ferrous samples and local back-up with support and consumables.
IMP is the official partner of Metkon in Southern Africa. Between the two companies they have over 60 years of experience in the field. IMP have been providing complete solutions for the materialographic industries since 1987.
For further details contact IMP on TEL: 011 916 5000 or visit www.imp.co.za