Metkon’s Micracut sample preparation equipment

Metkon Micracut precision cutters are used for precise and deformation-free cutting of metals, ceramics, electronic components, crystals, composites, biomaterials, sintered carbides and various minerals. Micracut has its place in virtually any metallurgical, geological, electronics, research, biomedical or industrial laboratory. The applications are endless.

The Micracut Series are capable of cutting materials such as brittle or ductile metals, hard or soft metals, composites, ceramics, rocks, biomaterial and laminates. They are designed for cutting all types of materials with minimal structural deformation.

The structural integrity of the sample is maintained through Micracut’s design and operation. Additionally, low kerf-loss and sample holding versatility makes the Micracut an essential part of the modern day laboratory. The cut surface is ready for microscopic examination with minimal polishing.

Micracut 152
The Micracut 152 accommodates diamond and abrasive wheels up to 150mm diameter and the speed range is between 0 and 1000rpm. The gravity feed loading design minimises sample deformation. The sliding weight arm with counterweight allows precise force application. The digital micrometer enables the operator to set the cutting width with a resolution of 1 micron. The digital micrometer is interchangeable and the customer can mount other types of micrometers if and whenever required. The coolant tray is removable from the front of the instrument for easy cleaning.

The Micracut 152’s cutting chamber is fully enclosed by a transparent hood. Blade dresser is optionally available. At the end of the cut, an audible signal notifies the operator. An optional cutting table attachment is available for manual cutting of extra flat large specimens and PCB’s.

Micracut 202
The Micracut 202 is built on a precisely manufactured heavy duty aluminium frame providing stable and vibration resistant base for precision components and linear bearings. The cutting compartment is fully enclosed. The front sliding door and side cover can be completely opened for easy access and handling to all sides. The powerful cutting motor (1.1kW) has variable cut-off wheel speeds from 300 up to 4 000rpm allowing both high speed and low speed cutting. A wide range of clamping tools can be used on the T-slotted moving table. The optional X-axis table with motorised drive mechanism positions the specimen with high positioning accuracy. An optional vacuum sample holder provides precision grinding on the Micracut 202 with pre-defined amount of material removal can be carried out by using a diamond cup wheel. An optional stand can accommodate all Micracut specimen vices with dovetail plates. The height of the cut-off wheel (Z-axis) can be adjusted automatically. Diamond, CBN and abrasive cut-off wheels up to 200mm diameter can be used. By height adjustment (Z-axis), the wheel wear is easily compensated. Different flange sets are available, which can be selected according to the requirement of maximum cutting capacity or maximum wheel support. Various clamping tools and accessories are available for different specimen geometry and applications.

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