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NanoFab Tool: Allied High Tech Dual Prep PH-3 Grinding and Polishing System

Photograph of the Allied High Tech Dual Prep PH-3 grinding and polishing system.
Photograph of the Allied High Tech Dual Prep PH-3 grinding and polishing system.

The Allied High Tech Dual Prep PH-3 grinding and polishing system is used to mechanically thin samples and polish cleaved facets in preparation for high resolution sample imaging. The system supports automatic operation with up to 25 programmable steps.

Specifications/Capabilities

  • Platen speed: 50 RPM to 400 RPM.
  • Jog speed: 50 RPM to 400 RPM.
  • Platen diameter: 200 mm.
  • Recipe steps: up to 25.
  • Cycle time: up to 60 minutes.

Usage Information

Supported Sample Sizes

  • Maximum sample size: 40 mm.
  • Small pieces supported: Yes.

Typical Applications

  • Facet polishing to prepare samples for imaging.
Created June 19, 2014, Updated October 19, 2018