Planar Grinding of very large specimens

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 effcient in providing high quality flat specimen surface thus saving time on the subsequent fine grinding and polishing steps. Specimen holders of up to 220 mm diameter having 10 specimens can be prepared in less than a minute with 350 mm diameter grinding stone.

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Heavy duty steel construction with precise vertical drive provides accurate control. High-torque 4 kW grinding motor with a variable speed between 500 and 2000 RPM enables quick planar grinding of the specimen surface. Powerful 350 Watt head motor can rotate both clockwise and counterclockwise direction with a variable speed between 50 and 200 RPM. Variable motor speed makes it possible to prepare wide range of materials with different application requirements and guarantees high material removal rate.

By using different grinding stones, ferrous as well as non-ferrous specimens can be prepared easily. Grinding depth measurement system allows you to measure the amount of material removed from the surface. The desired grinding depth can be set to grind different type of samples and also for applications that need special accuracy.

All important parameters of the grinding process are preset with digital display. A variety of sample holders are available for different sample sizes. Sample holders can be removed and inserted easily with the help of quick release chuck.

Forciplan 102 catalogue



Benchtop Planar Grinding Machine

A recirculating cooling unit is strongly recommended so that a rust inhibitor can be added and the grinding swarf can be collected. The entire working area is totally enclosed. Sliding door provides easy access in the grinding area. Electronic brake is integrated to the system for a rapid stop of the grinding stone. The interlocking safety device does not allow the door to be opened before the grinding motor is stopped.

FORCIPLAN 102 has advanced techniques and software with programmable HMI touch screen controls increasing the productivity, sample consistency and operator comfort.

Controlled Material Removal

FORCIPLAN 102 allows you to preset the amount of material to be removed very accurately. The desired grinding depth can be set from 0.01 – 5.00 mm. The vertical movement of the grinding head is motorized with digital positioning and display on the touch screen LCD. The robust design of the column guarantees high reproducibility. The material to be removed from the specimen can be preset in increments of 10 microns

Grinding Parameters

All preparation parameters can be stored in memory under a specific program number. Each program can be saved for a material specific name such as "Cast Iron, Bronze, Al-Si Alloy, etc." The parameters which can be saved are; Force, Wheel speed, Head speed, Rotation direction, Mode of operation (Time or Removal Rate). These parameters are entered and stored in memory and displayed on the LCD screen as preset values. All the operator needs to do is to call up a specific program and press the "Start" button.

Barcode Scanner

Optional Barcode Scanner allows easy and quickly loading of correct parameters for different samples. This will eliminate the risk of loading wrong programs due to operator error and increases effciency. You can simply develop a barcode system for your each specimen on your laboratory to enable fast data entry with less errors.

Max. Sample Holder Diameter Up to Ø220 mm
Grinding Modes - Time Mode
- Removal Rate Mode
- Final Grinding Feaure
Application of Force Central Force
Central Force Range 50 - 750 N
Grinding Stone Diameter Ø350 mm / 14"
Grinding Motor Power (S1) 4 kW
Grinding Stone Speed 500 - 2000 RPM
Grinding Stone Rotation Direction CCW
Grinding Stone Cleaning & Drying Standard
Head Motor Power 350 Watt
Head Motor Speed 50-200 RPM
Head Motor Rotation Direction CW/CCW
Grinding Depth Measurement Standard
Grinding Depth Range 0 - 5 mm
Automatic Dressing System Standard
Dressing Modes - Dressing while Grinding
- Dressing without Grinding
- Dressing before Operation
Dressing Tip Diamond
Dressing Depth 10 µm - 100 µm
Dressing Period 20 s - 600 s
HMI Touch Screen 7" Colored Touch Screen
Program Memory 99 Programs
Barcode Scanner Optional
3-Lights Warning Beacon Optional
Recirculation Cooling Unit Optional, 60 lt
Coolant Level Sensor Optional
Dimensions, WxDxH 111x84x160 cm
Weight 630 kgs
Mains 3-phase, 400V, 50/60 Hz. AC