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PetroThin – Thin Section Machine

The PetroThin Thin Sectioning System is a precise easy-to-use precision thin section cutting machine for re-sectioning and thinning a wide variety of samples, such as rocks and minerals, ceramics, concrete, bone, and teeth for performing materials characterization.

Every PetroThin comes with a diamond cutting blade and a diamond grinding cup wheel mounted on one spindle. The single spindle design ensures parallelism of sample edges by eliminating the need to remove the glass slide from the machine between steps. Two precision micrometers are used for controlling re-sectioning and thinning.

Increase accuracy and parallelism of samples

  • To avoid the need to remove the glass slide between steps with a diamond cutting blade and a diamond grinding cup wheel.
  • Single spindle design ensures parallelism of sample edges by eliminating the need to remove the glass slide between steps

Precise cut location control

  • Two precision micrometers are used for controlling re-sectioning and thinning.
  • Precision of resections and grinds material within ±5µm

Innovative yet simple vacuum system

  • Features a universal vacuum glass slide chuck which accepts six different sized slides.
  • A built-in pump provides a vacuum to insure the glass slide is held in place during re-sectioning and thinning preparation.
  • Innovative, in-line filter system removes any moisture from the vacuum line during use. The filter jar is automatically drained each time the vacuum pump is turned off.
  • Buehler carries a range of related thin section preparation equipment for a wide range of applications:
  • PetroBond™ Thin Section Bonding Fixture
  • PetroVue™ Thin Section Viewer

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