Metkon High-Volume Planar Grinding Station FORCIPLAN 352

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MSE Supplies offers a High-Volume Planar Grinding Station FORCIPLAN 352 from Metkon Instrument Inc. FORCIPLAN 352 Automatic Planar Grinder is designed for first step initial planar grinding of very large specimens or a high volume of specimens in specimen holders. It is fast and efficient in providing high quality flat specimen surface thus saving time on the subsequent fine grinding and polishing steps. Specimen holders of up to 200 mm diameter having 10 specimens can be prepared in less than a minute with 350 mm diameter grinding stone. It is used to prepare high volumes of metallographic, ceramic and mineralogical specimens with consistent reproducible quality.

Country of Origin: Made in Turkey

Manufacturer: Metkon Instruments Inc.

Main Product Features:

  • Fully automatic operation
  • Siemens PLC control unit
  • Programmable with coloured 7" HMI touch screen control
  • Robust construction
  • Safe operation in closed housing
  • Easy handling with sliding door
  • Maximum safety provided with an interlocking switch
  • Large working space with powerful LED illumination
  • High torque 4 kW grinding motor
  • 500-1500 rpm variable speed for grinding stone to obtain optimum surfaces on different materials
  • Powerful 350 Watt DC head motor
  • 50-200 rpm variable specimen holder speed with clockwise and counter clockwise rotation direction
  • Controlled material removal with a digital setting of grinding depth up to 5 mm
  • High precision automatic dressing unit with a diamond tip
  • Adjustable depth and time period for dressing
  • Automatically informing operator when grinding stone needs to be replaced
  • Sample cooling available with cooling fluid
  • Ready for operation
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    Technical Specifications

    Model FORCIPLAN 352
    Max. Sample Holder Diameter, (mm) Up to Ø220
    Grinding Modes  - Time Mode
     - Removal Rate Mode
     - Final Grinding 
    Application of Force Central Force
    Central Force Range, (N) 50 - 750
    Grinding Stone Diameter Ø350 mm / 14"
    Grinding Motor Power (S1), (kW) 4
    Grinding Stone Speed, (RPM) 500 - 1500
    Grinding Stone Rotation Direction CCW
    Grinding Stone Cleaning & Drying Standard
    Head Motor Power, (Watt) 350
    Head Motor Speed, (RPM) 50-200
    Head Motor Rotation Direction CW/CCW
    Grinding Depth Measurement Standard
    Grinding Depth Range, (mm) 0 - 5
    Automatic Dressing System Standard
    Dressing Modes  - Dressing while Grinding
     - Dressing without Grinding
     - Dressing before Operation
    Dressing Tip Diamond
    Dressing Depth, (µm) 10 - 100
    Dressing Period, (s) 20 - 600 
    HMI Touch Screen 7" Colored Touch Screen
    Program Memory 99 Programs
    Barcode Scanner Optional
    3-Lights Warning Beacon Optional
    Recirculation Cooling Unit, (lt) Optional, 60
    Coolant Level Sensor Optional
    Dimensions, WxDxH, (cm) 111x84x160
    Weight, (kg) 630
    Power Supply  3-phase, 400V, 50/60 Hz. AC


    • Specimen Loading Plates
    • Specimen Holders for FORCIPLAN 352
    • Barcode Scanner
    • Recirculation Cooling Unit
    • 3-Lights Warning Beacon
    • Other Accessories 


    • Planar Grinding Stones for FORCIPLAN 352 (1 pc)

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    About Metkon: Since 1993, METKON as a young and dynamic company, had delivered more than 20,000 instruments globally. Metkon provides innovative Sample Preparation and Testing Instruments and Consumables for Materials and Microstructure Analysis. It offers expertise and know-how to our customers worldwide to enable them to reach the "True and Excellent Sample". 

    MSE Supplies is an authorized distributor for Metkon Instrument Inc.