Metallography Grinding and Polishing Machines

The FORCIPOL Series of grinding and polishing machines offer practical and economical solutions to your metallographic sample preparation needs. FORCIMAT is a microprocessor controlled sample mover designed to be used with FORCIPOL grinder / polishers. It is ideal for medium size labs where consistent result are desired.

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All materials testing laboratories in the industry, research or educational field have a demand for sample preparation. Whether your requirements call for individual components or basic sample preparation, FORCIPOL family of instruments will meet your needs. FORCIPOL Series of instruments are available as Single wheel (FORCIPOL 102) and Dual wheel (FORCIPOL 202) Units.

The modern electronics provide a smooth speed variation. The drive elements are fixed on heavy duty aluminium alloy casting. The wheels are mounted on ball bearings allowing the application of high pressures to prepare even large specimens. Ball bearings used provide quite and vibration free operation. Water inlet and flexible water outlets with control valves for wet grinding are standard features. Motor on/off and water on/off buttons are mounted on the front panel.

Both single and double wheel versions are suitable with Ø200, Ø250 and Ø300 mm wheels. The working wheel is powered by a high torque 1.0 HP electric motor with both clockwise and counterclockwise wheel rotation possibility. The state of the art frequency converter allows smooth speed variation (50-600 rpm) of the grinding wheel with soft start and soft stop. Both . This allows the setting of the optimum speed for each individual preparation process. It is perfect choice for laboratories preparing a wide range of different materials from very small to very large.

FORCIPOL instruments can be used for grinding, lapping and polishing with magnetic backed discs and cloths or by quick and simple exchange of wheels. When the number of specimens to be prepared increases, FORCIPOL instruments can be fitted with FORCIMAT automatic head for automation. FORCIMAT automatic head provides high rate sampe preparation and frees the operator from the grinding and polishing procedures.

Manual Operation

FORCIPOL Control Unit

When only manual preparation is required, FORCIPOL Control Unit can be fitted on the FORCIPOL grinder / polisher. If automatic operation is required in the future, one of the FORCIMAT automatic heads can be installed at any time.

The FORCIPOL Control Unit is ergonomically placed on the equipment. Modern touch pad controls with ergonomic turn knob allows fast and easy setting of parameters and increases productivity. Wheel speed, operation time, motor on/off and water on/off functions can be set in seconds. Cooling water is automatically activated and deactivated at the beginning and end of operation. The actual wheel speed and operation time are digitally displayed. All parameters can be changed during operation. The last parameter settings are always retained in the memory. An audible signal notifies the operator when the process is completed.

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Automatic Operation

FORCIMAT 52 (Individual Force)

FORCIMAT 102 Programmable Automatic Head is coloured HMI touch screen controlled and with the Base Unit, thus creating automatic preparation system. It is used to prepare high volumes of metallographic, ceramic and mineralogical specimens with consistent reproducible quality. The Automatic Head can apply both “Central” and /or “Individual” forces. It can accommodate single samples as well as multi - sample holders thus offering a perfect solution for all levels of sample throughput requirements. The Automatic Head is mounted to a hardened steel post which is affixed to the cast base of the FORCIPOL grinder/polisher. It can be adapted to all FORCIPOL series grinder/polishers and is easily and rapidly positioned by means of a quick-locking clamping mechanism.

The force on the specimen “individual” or “central” is pneumatically controlled by a pressure transducer. The system is enclosed in an ABS housing with touch screen LCD. The FORCIMAT 102 Automatic Head is rapidly positioned via a quick-locking clamping lever. Material Removal Measurement

Optional encoder 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.

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FORCIMAT 102 (Individual Force + Central Force + Programmable)

FORCIMAT 102 Programmable Automatic Head is coloured HMI touch screen controlled and with the Base Unit, thus creating automatic preparation system. It is used to prepare high volumes of metallographic, ceramic and mineralogical specimens with consistent reproducible quality. The Automatic Head can apply both “Central” and /or “Individual” forces. It can accommodate single samples as well as multi - sample holders thus offering a perfect solution for all levels of sample throughput requirements. The Automatic Head is mounted to a hardened steel post which is affixed to the cast base of the FORCIPOL grinder/polisher. It can be adapted to all FORCIPOL series grinder/polishers and is easily and rapidly positioned by means of a quick-locking clamping mechanism.

The force on the specimen “individual” or “central” is pneumatically controlled by a pressure transducer. The system is enclosed in an ABS housing with touch screen LCD. The FORCIMAT 102 Automatic Head is rapidly positioned via a quick-locking clamping lever. Material Removal Measurement

Optional encoder 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.

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It is possible to make manual, semi-automatic or programmable automatic configuration for both single and dual wheel grinder / polisher. The Forcipol Series can be upgraded afterwards with a Forcimat Automatic Head and aKu-Disp Peristaltic Dispenser.

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Head Units

Model FORCIPOL Control Unit FORCIMAT 52 FORCIMAT 102
Operation Manual Semi Automatic Programmable Automatic
Application of Force - Individual Individual + Central
Control Panel Touch Pad Controls Touch Pad Controls 7" HMI Touch Screen
Program Memory Last Parameters Retained in Memory Last Parameters Retained in Memory 30 Programs
Head Motor Power, Watt - 100 100
Sample Holder Rotation Direction - CW CW
Sample Holder Speed (rpm) - 50 - 150 50 - 150
Individual Force - 5-60 N 5-60 N
Central Force - - 30-500 N
Grinding Depth Measurement Accurracy - - 10 μm
Dimensions, cm 20 x 20x 39 26 x 46 x 54 26 x 46 x 54
Weight,kgs 5 16 16

Base Units

Model Forcipol 102 Forcipol 202
No. Of Stations 1 2
Motor Power, HP 1 1
Disc Speed (rpm) 50 - 600 50 - 600
Disk Diameter, mm 200 / 250 200 / 250
Dimensions, cm 45 x 74 x 34 87 x 74 x 34
Weight, kg 50 55

Forcipol Grinding & Polishing Machines catalogue

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Retractable water hose for easy cleaning
Splash Guard
Simple exchange of working disc
Enviro recirculating filtering unit (1 micron)

Grinding and Polishing Accessories

PVC wheel for Grinder/Polishers

PVC wheel for Grinder/Polishers

Aluminium wheel for Grinder/Polishers

Aluminium wheel for Grinder/Polishers

Paper ring for Grinder/Polishers

Paper ring for Grinder/Polishers

Splash guard for Grinder/Polishers

Splash guard for Grinder/Polishers

31 53 for FORCIPOL 102 & FORCIPOL 202
31 82/83/93 for FORCIMAT

Cover for Grinder/Polishers

Cover for Grinder/Polishers

31 06 for FORCIPOL 102 & FORCIPOL 202

Special Plexyglass Protection Unit

Special Plexyglass Protection Unit

31 10 for FORCIPOL 102

Air filtering and lubricating unit

Air filtering and lubricating unit

GR 0440 for FORCIMAT

DOSIONE Peristaltic Fluid Dispenser

DOSIONE Peristaltic Fluid Dispenser

GR 0874 for FORCIMAT

Cabinet for floor model

Cabinet for floor model

GR 0830 for FORCIPOL 102
GR 0938 for FORCIPOL 202

ENVIRO Recirculating Filtering System

ENVIRO Recirculating Filtering System

GR 0865 for FORCIPOL 102/202

Set of insert rings

Set of insert rings

33 02 for 30 mm
33 03 for 25 mm or 1"
33 04 for 1 1/4"
33 05 for 1 1/2"

Individual Force Specimen Holders

Cabinet for floor model

33 01 for FORCIMAT Specimen holder, 6 x ø 40 mm
33 06 for FORCIMAT Specimen holder, Blank
33 07 for FORCIMAT Specimen holder, 3 x Ø50 mm
45 51 for FORCIMAT Specimen holder, ø 145mm, for 6 x ø 25mm
45 54 for FORCIMAT Specimen holder, ø 145mm, for 6xØ 1"
45 52 for FORCIMAT Specimen holder, ø 145mm, for 6 x ø 30mm
45 55 for FORCIMAT Specimen holder, ø 145mm, for 6x 1 1/4"
45 56 for FORCIMAT Specimen holder, ø 145mm, for 6x 1 1/2"
45 58 for FORCIMAT Specimen holder, ø 145mm, for 3x 2"

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