TUBE NEWS TN December 2017 - Page 19

The EcoMet 30 family of grinder-polishers from Buehler includes manual or semiautomatic, single or twin versions. These machines reduce labor and enhance productivity for routine sample preparation tasks – without compromising the consistency and quality of results. © ITW Test & Measurement GmbH In the case of the semiautomatic models, this function is provided by the machine head, which is equipped with a separate drive unit. Loaded with up to four round samples with diameters of 25, 30 or 40 mm, its contra-rotating sample holder rotates at a speed of 30 to 200 rpm. Matthias Pascher, Product Manager Hardness & Image Analysis at Buehler said: “The name EcoMet 30 stands for maximum dependability and time savings in grinding and polishing processes. In the Auto versions, for example, the sample holder is extremely easy to install and remove. Combined with the swing-out head, this saves a lot of time when handling the samples between the different preparation steps. All models allow easy removal of the platen, which is very useful for deep-cleaning to avoid cross-contamination, as is the straight drain system. With these user-friendly features, and above all, with the optional intuitive touch-screen user interface, the systems from the EcoMet 30 family make a valuable contribution towards increasing sample throughput and thus enhancing productivity in a test laboratory.” . TUBE NEWS December 2017 19