Field Metallurgical Replication - Portable Grinder/Polisher & Etcher (PGP)
In various industries such as power plants, petroleum and natural gas pipelines, and metal constructions, in situ metallographic work plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and quality of the components. To conduct this work effectively, it is essential to have portable metallographic instruments that can perform grinding, polishing, and etching procedures on-site without causing any damage to the components. This is particularly important for situations where the components cannot be moved or transported to a laboratory for further analysis. These portable instruments allow for real-time analysis and evaluation of the microstructure and surface quality of the components, which is essential for ensuring their structural integrity and identifying any potential defects or weaknesses.
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
There are several advantages associated with in situ metallography and replication techniques. These techniques are portable and can be used on-site, allowing for real-time analysis and evaluation of the microstructure and surface quality of components. This is particularly useful in situations where the components cannot be moved or transported to a laboratory for further analysis. In situ metallography can be used to monitor the quality of purchased components, ensuring that they meet the required standards and specifications. Replication techniques are non-destructive, meaning that replicas can be taken without causing any damage to the original components. Additionally, replicas are ideal for both flat and curved surfaces, allowing for a more comprehensive evaluation of the component's microstructure and surface quality. Finally, these techniques can be applied to a wide variety of materials, making them versatile and widely applicable in various industries.
Testimonial from customer: "We've been using the Kemet PGP for about a year now, and it's an awesome tool. I absolutely prefer the Kemet PGP over competitor's polishing units due to its size, portability, and the fact that I've had the battery fully charged to last up to a week of use in the field. If I can convince my office to buy more, I definitely will."
Consumables included with kit
|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|
|HS Green (Pk 25)||340722|
|HS Blue (Pk 25)||340725|
|MBL (Pk 25)||341889|
Optional extra Grit 1500 (Pk 100) Product code: 363711
Cellulose Acetate Replication Sheets
We offer cellulose acetate replication film in 4 thicknesses; 35, 50, 75 and 180 microns. Cellulose acetate is soluble in acetone.
|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
|SiliKem Resin Cartridge (includes 6 nozzles)||339805|
|Mixing nozzles||48 pack||339801|
|Nozzle Tips (For use in hard to reach areas)||50 pack||339806|