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SawPolish Unit

Sawing and Polishing Devices for Crimp Cross-Section Analysis

Overview

The SawPolish Unit is a component of the MicroGraph System for the creation of high quality cross-sectional images of crimp connections.

  • Three models for sawing and polishing a wide range of crimp connections
  • Polishing disc is in line with the saw blade for fast and simple processing
  • Compatible with ElectrolyteStaining Unit and MacroZoom Unit 1.3 for a complete crimp cross-section analysis
  • Numerous sample holders are available for a variety of applications, such as welding, potting and connector inspection

Application Range

The SawPolish Unit enables users to saw and polish samples quickly and cleanly using the combined sawing-polishing process. The SawPolish Unit can process crimp contacts for cross-sections up to 60 mm² (1/0 AWG) or a maximum sample height up to 20 mm (0.79”). The saw blades will cleanly cut most common materials, such as copper, aluminum, steel, alloy steel, stainless steel, titanium, bronze, brass, cast iron, gold, silver, inconel, nimonic, hastelloy, magnesium alloys and plastic. Other materials may be possible and can be evaluated during sample processing.

The sample is placed in an interchangeable sample holder and inserted into the sample slide. The cutting blade and polishing disc are aligned so that the sample can be cut and polished in one motion to minimize processing time. The carbide blades cut so cleanly that polishing is frequently not even required thereby reducing overall process time. The sample holder can then be removed and installed into other components of the system for further analysis.

Cutting blades are available in various widths to accommodate a range of sample sizes. Similarly, numerous sample holders are available for a variety of applications, such as welding, potting and connector inspection.

Technical Data

Terminal Height
SawPolish Unit 6
SawPolish Unit 6 Comfort SawPolish Unit 60
9 mm (0.35“) 9 mm (0.35“) 20 mm (0.79“)
Saw Blade

Carbide (VHM)
40 x 10 x 0.4 mm
(1.57 x 0.39 x 0.02”)

Carbide (VHM)
40 x 10 x 0.4 mm
(1.57 x 0.39 x 0.02”)

Carbide
100 x 22 x 1.0 mm
(3.94 x 0.87 x 0.04”)

Polishing Disc Diameter
100 mm (3.93“) 100 mm (3.93“) 100 mm (3.93“)
Sandpaper

100 mm (3.94”),
grain size 1,200

100 mm (3.94”),
grain size 1,200

100 mm (3.94”),
grain size 1,200

Motor

Pmax ≈ 85 Watt
frot ≈ 6,000 RPM

Pmax ≈ 300 Watt
frot ≈ 9,800 RPM

Pmax ≈ 450 Watt
frot ≈ 4,000 RPM
(incl. motor brake)

Blade / Polishing Motor speed
Adjustable Adjustable Fixed (optional: adjustable)
Additional Equipment
x
  • Display for mechanical adjustments
  • Digital magnifier
x
Power Supply

100 – 240 VAC,
50/60 Hz

100 – 240 VAC,
50/60 Hz

100 – 240 VAC,
50/60 Hz

Operating Temperature

0º – 50° C
(32º – 122º F)

0º – 50° C
(32º – 122º F)

0º – 50° C
(32º – 122º F)

Dimensions (L x W x H)

300 x 255 x 145 mm
(11.8 x 10.0 x 5.7“)

400 x 255 x 140 mm
(15.7 x 10.0 x 5.5”)

450 x 380 x 185 mm
(17.7 x 14.9 x 7.3”)

Weight
9.3 kg (20.5 lbs.) 12.8 kg (28.2 lbs.) 30 kg (66.1 lbs.)
Safety Class
IP 20 IP 20 IP 20

More Info

Features

  • Numerous sample holders for various applications
  • Carbide cutting blade for long life and precise cutting
  • Various blade widths available for processing a wide range of wires
  • Polishing disc in line with cutting blade for fast and simple processing

Models

  • SawPolish Unit 6
  • SawPolish Unit 6 Comfort
  • SawPolish Unit 60

Options

  • Variety of sample holders for small or special applications
  • Cutting blades of various sizes
  • Additional polishing discs
  • Vacuum system
  • Digital magnifier (SawPolish Unit 6 Comfort)
  • Display for mechanical adjustments (SawPolish Unit 6 Comfort)
Compatible with
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