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Polishing machine Struers LaboPol 5 and 25

One disc (LaboPol 5) and two discs (LaboPol 25) grinding and polishing machines for manual or semi-automatic (LaboForce 3 head + LaboDoser) preparation of materialographic specimens.

Mechanical fixation of sandpapers or magnetic discs mounting together with available plates with diamond abrasives ranging from 230 μm down to 10 μm is predetermined for efficient grinding of hard materials like ceramic. Polishing using diamond suspensions ranging from 9 μm down to 1/4 μm is accompanied by an optional mechano-chemical surface finish. Variable disk speed 50-500 rpm, semiautomatic holder for 3 samples and automatic dosing system of polishing suspension are the main features.