Geological Thin Sectioning Equipment

Mounting fixture for thin sections

GEOFIX is a fixture for mounting specimens to glass slides for thin sectioning

  • Provides a uniform thickness of bonding material between the specimen and the glass slide
  • Spring activated loading system
  • Capacity up to 8 specimens
  • Easily placable on hot plate
mounting thin sections

Impregnation Unit for cold mounting

VACUMET is designed for embedding and impregnation of porous materials. It removes the trapped air from the mounting material and eliminates the gaps between the specimen and the resin.

Most mineralogical specimen have porosites, cavities and cracks and therefore need to be embedded under vacuum. VACUMET fulfils this requirement easily and efficiently. In addition, it can also be used for glueing specimens onto glass slides for further processing in thin section preparation.

VACUMET is supplied with one set of supplies for casting epoxy resins. Optional Vacumet consumable kit (10 cups, 10 silicone tubes, resin & hardener) available.

  • Self contained vacuum impregnation unit with gauge
  • Compact and simple to use
  • Efficient Impregnation
  • Multi-specimen application
  • Pneumatic system: -0.65 bar
  • Vacuum gauge
  • Electricity: 220-1-50
embedding porous materials

Vacuum Impregnation Unit
(No Compressed air supply required)

The KemVac is designed for embedding and impregnation of porous materials. It removes the trapped air from the mounting material and eliminates the gaps between the specimen and the resin.

  • No Compressed air supply required
  • Self contained vacuum impregnation unit with gauge
  • Incorporated vacuum pump and control circuit
  • Compact and simple to use
  • Efficient Impregnation
  • Multi-specimen application
  • Vacuum gauge
  • Electricity: 220-1-50
  • The KemVac is supplied with one set of supplies for casting epoxy resins.
vaccum impregnation unit

Precision workholding & sizing fixture

The Kemet Vacuum Jig is a precision workholding and sizing fixture for use with Kemet and other Flat Lapping Machines.

The Jig is suitable for accurately sizing Geological thin sections, wafers, crystals and any precision parts where parallelism and precision finish are required.

A range of face plates are available making the Jig suitable for holding all popular Glass Slide sizes. Special holding profiles can be supplied to accommodate wafers crystals and precision parts.

Any components and specimens can be held which can be located inside a diameter of 110mm and are under 6mm in thickness. Special versions for larger sizes are available on application. The basic Jig is supplied in a protective wooden case complete with rotary union and tubing suitable for a Vacuum Pump. The work locating faceplate is provided to suit the application.

Kemet Vacuum Jig

Code 362072
Height including Rotary Union – 250mm
Outside Diameter – 157mm
Net weight - 6.5 kg

Options include:

  1. A setting jig complete with Dial indicator. This enables accurate size setting to a few microns.

    jig timer

  2. A stand to enable easy loading and unloading of the Jig - Code 362077.

    jig stand

  3. Setting stand - Code 361986.
  4. Setting test block - Code 361773.
vaccum jigs