Field Metallurgical Replication - Portable Grinder/Polisher & Etcher (PGP)

The major application areas are power plants, petroleum and natural gas pipelines, and welding quality inspection for metal constructions. In situ metallographic work must be performed on-site without damaging the components. This means that portable metallographic instruments for grinding, polishing, and etching procedures are required.

Kemet Portable Grinder Polisher & Etching

  • Battery pack and motor controller to drive an NSK Evolution Power Polisher (ENK-250T)
  • Separate battery pack and controller improves weight distribution
  • Motor Speed 1000rpm - 25,000rpm, variable in steps
  • Battery life 2 ½ - 5 hours constant use
  • Visual LED bar-graph display of RPM, load indication and battery level
  • Push buttons for increasing / decreasing RPM, an on/off button and a reverse button.
  • Separate battery charger
  • Supplied with 4:1 reduction gear and right angled hand-piece (IC-300)
  • Brushless motor
  • Product code: 339188
  • The technique is portable and can be used on-site.
  • In situ metallography can be used to monitor quality of purchased components.
  • Replication techniques are non-destructive.
  • Replicas are ideal for both flat and curved surfaces
  • The techniques can be applied to a wide variety of materials.

field metallurgical replication

Field metallographic procedures are performed “on location” or in the “field” on components that are too large to bring to the metallographic laboratory. Generally, these components are still being used in service or must be returned to service and cannot be destructively sectioned or physically altered. Field metallography is also called in situ metallography, and it is sometimes called non-destructive metallography.

Portable Grinder Polisher

Consumables included with kit

25mm Abrasive Discs Code
Grit 60 (Pk 50) 25X60
Grit 120 (Pk 50) 25X120
Grit 240 (Pk 50) 25X240
Grit 320 (Pk 50) 25X320
Grit 400 (Pk 50) 25X400
Grit 600 (Pk 50) 25X600
Grit 800 (Pk 50) 25X800
Grit 1200 (Pk 50) 25X1200
25mm Polishing Cloths Code
MRE (Pk 50) 25MRE
MBL (Pk 50) 25MBL
Polishing Compounds Code
1-KD-C2 (5g) 111006
6-KD-C2 (5g) 111013
Disc Holders Code
25mm rubber holder 410201

Portable Grinder Polisher for replication

metallographic replication

metallurgical replication

Cellulose Acetate Replication Sheets

We offer cellulose acetate replication film in 4 thincknesses; 35, 50, 75 and 180 microns. Cellulose acetate is soluble in acetone.

cellulose acetate sheets

Micron Size Dimensions Pack Size Code
35 150 x 100mm 20 343511
50 150 x 100mm 20 343512
50 Tape (38mm x 1.1m) 1 343513
75 150 x 100mm 20 343499
180 150 x 100mm 20 343498

Replicating Media for Metallographic Replication

The compound is used as a replication media, it provides excellent dimensional stability with an accuracy of 0.1μm. A maximum of 3 minutes from mixing to the finished sample. Both Replicating Media and Replicating Tape for metallographic field use create a 3D surface replica for analysis and examination.

  • Non-hazardous substance
  • Does not generate heat during curing

Replicating Media for Metallographic Replication

Product Code
Replication Cartridge Use in low temperature conditions or where rapid results are required 101RTREPLIC
Use in normal or high temperature conditions 101THREPLIC
Dispensing Gun 101THDG50GUN
Mixing nozzles 50 pack 101THNP50
10 pack 101THNP10
Spreaders (attachment for nozzles) 10 pack 101THSP10