Large, Heavy Duty Abrasive Cutting Machine

The Servocut has a cast aluminium base on which the motor and the working space are in two separate housings. A large window and a sealed LED lamp in the cutting chamber allow safe observation of the cutting process. The large, T-slotted feed table and generous work area can accommodate a variety of different clamping devices. The feed table also has a long travel depth making the Servocut ideal for cutting long or deep samples in a single pass. A side access port makes it possible to make transverse sections on long core samples and a stainless steel tray catches small specimens. The precision cutting of this machine can eliminate the need for grinding action before lapping the specimen.

large metallographic cutting machine

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Extra large cutting chamber with optional movable X-bed

The Servocut has X-Y-Z triple axes cutting capability:

  • Z-axis Chop cutting: The specimen is clamped and the cut-off wheel approaches the specimen.
  • Y-axis Table-feed cutting: Feeding the clamped specimen into a rotating cut-off wheel using the T-slotted feed table.
  • X-axis Parallel Cutting (optional): Parallel serial sectioning in the x-axis with optional movable x-bed.
  • A standard 80 mm diameter outlet for fume extraction is at the back of the hood.

Cutting of Rock Thin Sections

An optional integrated vacuum pump allows cutting of not only large rock samples, but also slide mounted sections.

Kemet offer a range of vacuum fixtures which give the Servocut potential for cutting either multiple standard slide mounted specimens, or custom vacuum fixtures for special slide sizes up to 150mm x 100mm.

All of our cutting machines can be modified to provide cutting requirements on most materials. Custom slide mounts available on request.

cutting mounts

Automatic Operation

Cutting Methods

Chop cutting ( Z-axis ) and Table feed cutting ( Y-axis ) combined with pulse cutting in automatic models is standard.

Optional Cutting Methods:

Diagonal Cut - for increased cutting capacity.
Step Cut - for extra hard materials
Segment Cut - for difficult workpieces

SERVOCUT 501 automatic models have advanced techniques and software with programmable HMI touch screen controls increasing the productivity, sample consistency and operator comfort.

Multi-Slice Cutting:

The optional automatic x-table allows programmable plane parallel sectioning. Slices of equal thickness with number of slices as well as programming slices of different thickness is possible

Cutting Parameters:

The preselection of the cutting force level as well as the setting of cutting feed rate (0,1-5mm/sec) is possible from the touch screen LCD. The feed rate is automatically adjusted, if needed reduced, resulting in perfect cuts and eliminating sample and machine damage. Pulse cutting mode is a standard feature in all automatic models for cutting extra hard specimens. Optional speed regulating unit is available to adjust the cut-off wheel speed between 600-2400 rpm.

Programmable Return Positions

SERVOCUT 501 has 3 different stop modes: Auto stop: Stops when the specimen has been cut through. Relative Stop: Stops when it has returned to its starting point. Absolute Stop: Stops when the ultimate reset point in all axes has been reached.


A library of 25 different cutting programs with related specimen name or number can be saved with all cutting parameters which can be recalled at anytime. Data with cutting consumables is also listed for easy selection.

Clamping Devices

Many sample preparations applications require the sectioning of a specimen from a small or irregularly shaped sample or component part. The small size or irregular sample shape can create positioning and clamping difficulties for the operator. To overcome these difficulties, Kemet offers a number of special clamping devices for use with SERVOCUT abrasive cutters. Cut-off machines are equipped with stainless T - slot clamping tables. All clamping devices are made of stainless steel and can be attached to the cutters T - slot beds in seconds for fast and positive clamping of parts having virtually any configuration.

Chop Cutting, Z Axis Automatic
Table Feed Cutting, Y Axis Automatic
Parallel Cutting, X Axis Automatic (Optional)
HMI Touch Screen, (inch) 5,7"
Step;Segment;Diagonal Cut Optional
Pulse Cutting Yes
Wheel Diameter, (mm) Ø500-Ø450-Ø432
Cutting Capacity Ø450, (mm) Ø180
Cutting Capacity Ø500, (mm) Ø155
Cutting Capacity Ø300, # (mm) 100 x 365
Y Axis Travel, (mm) 360
X Axis Travel, (mm) 100
Z Axis Travel, (mm) 290
T-Slot table dimension, mm (WxD) (638+100)x484
T-Slot dimension, (mm) 12
Cutting Power kW (S1) 11
Cutting Power kW (S3) 15,4
Wheel Speed, rpm 1950
Variable Wheel Speed, rpm 600-2400 (Optional)
Table Feedrate, (µ/s) 100-5000
Size, WxDxH, (cm) 140x120x167
Weight, (kgs) 1100
Cooling Unit, (lt) 120

Servocut 501 Abrasive Cutting catalogue