Field Metallurgical Replication - Portable Grinder/Polisher & Etcher

The major application areas are power plants, petroleum and natural gas pipelines, and welding quality inspection for metal constructions. In situ metallographic work must be performed on-site without damaging the components. This means that portable metallographic instruments for grinding, polishing, and etching procedures are required.

Advantages
  • The technique is portable and can be used on-site.
  • In situ metallography can be used to monitor quality of purchased components.
  • Replication techniques are nondestructive.
  • Replicas are ideal for both flat and curved surfaces
  • The techniques can be applied to a wide variety of materials.

field metallurgical replication

Kemet Portable Grinder Polisher & Etching

  • Battery pack and motor controller to drive an NSK Evolution Power Polisher (ENK-250T)
  • Separate battery pack and controller improves weight distribution
  • Motor Speed 1000rpm - 25,000rpm, variable in steps
  • Battery life 2 ½ - 5 hours constant use
  • Visual LED bar-graph display of RPM, load indication and battery level
  • Push buttons for increasing / decreasing RPM, an on/off button and a reverse button.
  • Separate battery charger
  • Supplied with 4:1 reduction gear and right angled hand-piece (IC-300)
  • Brushless motor
  • Product code: 339188

Field metallographic procedures are performed “on location” or in the “field” on components that are too large to bring to the metallographic laboratory. Generally, these components are still being used in service or must be returned to service and cannot be destructively sectioned or physically altered. Field metallography is also called in situ metallography, and it is sometimes called nondestructive metallography.

Portable Grinder Polisher

Consumables included with kit

Disc Holders Code
32mm rubber holders (Pk 3) 340724
32mm Abrasive Discs Code
Grit 80 (Pk 100) 362441
Grit 120 (Pk 100) 362442
Grit 240 (Pk 100) 362443
Grit 400 (Pk 100) 362444
Grit 600 (Pk 100) 362445
Polishing Cloths Code
HS Green (Pk 25) 340722
HS Blue (Pk 25) 340725
MBL (Pk 25) 341889
Polishing Compounds Code
1-OS-C2 (5g) 114006
6-OS-C2 (5g) 114013

Portable Grinder Polisher for replication

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Cellulose Acetate Replication Sheets

We offer cellulose acetate replication film in 4 thincknesses; 35, 50, 75 and 180 microns. Cellulose acetate is soluble in acetone.

cellulose acetate sheets

Micron Size Dimensions Pack Size Code
35 150 x 100mm 20 343511
50 150 x 100mm 20 343512
50 Tape (38mm x 1.1m) 1 343513
75 150 x 100mm 20 343499
180 150 x 100mm 20 343498

Replicating Media for Metallographic Replication

The SiliKem compound is used as a replication media, it provides excellent dimensional stability with an accuracy of 0.1μm. A maximum of 3 minutes from mixing to the finished sample. Both Replicating Media and Replicating Tape for metallographic field use create a 3D surface replica for analysis and examination.

  • Non-hazardous substance
  • Does not generate heat during curing

Replicating Media for Metallographic Replication

Product Code
SiliKem Resin Cartridge (includes 6 nozzles) 339805
Dispensing Gun 339217
Mixing nozzles 48 pack 339801
12 pack 339804
Nozzle Tips (For use in hard to reach areas) 50 pack 339806