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Hot mounting presses are fully hydraulic with water cooling for optimum sample mounting. Mould cylinders are available in a variety of sizes for round and rectangular mounts. Double mounts are made by adding a spacer in the cylinder. QATM hot mounting presses feature innovative closure systems, which guarantee easy opening and closing of the mould assembly time after time.

Available models

Technical specifications
Max. number of pressing units
2/4
Opal X-Press 2: up to 2
Opal X-Press 2: up to 2
Opal X-Press 4: up to 4
Opal X-Press 4: up to 4
Mould assembly
Ø 25.2 - 50 mm (6 different sizes)
Closure system
slide closure
Thermostate range
20-200°C
Heating time
adjustable
Cooling time
adjustable
Max. pressure in mould assembly depending on mould assembly's size
250-350 bar
Connection power (basic unit)
1.6 kVA
Connection power (additional pressing unit)
1.5 kVA
Heating power
1200 W
W x H x D (basic unit)
402 x 382 x 563 mm
W x H x D (additional pressing unit)
187 x 382 x 449 mm
Weight
~ 50 kg

The Opal X-Press is a modular hot mounting press for fast and simultaneous, independent mounting of different materialographic specimens. The modularity of the Opal X-Press allows for optimum configuration for different sample sizes according to customer requirements.

The basic device contains the control interface and one mold assembly. It is available in 2 versions:

  • Opal X-Press 2: can be equipped with one additional pressing units (total up to 2 pressing units)
  • Opal X-Press 4: can be equipped with up to three additional pressing units (total up to 4 pressing units)

The pressing units are separated from the basic device and may be added later. Thus it is possible to generate samples of up to 2 (Opal X-Press 2) respectively 4 (Opal X-Pess 4) different diameters simultaneously in one device. The diameter of the pressing unit - each with or without chamfer - can be selected between 25.2 mm, 30 mm, 1¼" (~32 mm), 1½" (~38 mm), 40 mm, 50 mm.

The integrated dust extractor Dust Guard protects the operator from inhaling fine dust, which is released when filling the mounting material. The external vacuum cleaner is controlled via the user interface of the basic unit.

Key features

  • Modular hot mounting press
  • Opal X-Press 2: basic unit extendable with 1 additional pressing unit
  • Opal X-Press 4: basic unit extendable with up to 3 additional pressing units
  • Fast mounting with low power consumption
  • Proven one-hand closure system with integrated dirt trap and suction nozzle
  • Dust Guard: removal of fine dust during filling of mold by connected vacuum cleaner
  • 7" touch display with innovative control software
  • High flexibility due to preheating function, cooling modes, maintenance tasks and user accounts with different access rights
Technical specifications
Mould assembly
Ø 25.2 - 40 mm (6 different sizes)
Closure system
bayonet
Thermostate range
20-200°C
Heating time
variable 0-30 min
Cooling time
variable 0-30 min
Max. pressure in mould assembly depending on mould assembly's size
450 bar
Connection power
3.1 kVA
Heating power
4x 500 W
W x H x D
350 x 400 x 450 mm
Weight
~ 40 kg

The OPAL 410 is a fully hydraulic, water cooled hot mounting press for mounting samples before polishing. The process sequence is executed automatically. Mould assemblies can be exchanged quickly and without tools.

The robust aluminium construction is powder coated. With its solid construction and QATM hydraulic system, the operating noise of the hot mounting press is minimized. Our comprehensive selection of mould assemblies from Ø 25.2-40 mm and different pressure methods enable optimum mounting of your sample. Two mounts can be produced simultaneously with the use of a spacer.

Key features

  • Automatic hot mounting press
  • Fully hydraulic, water cooled
  • Bayonet closure
  • Automatic program cycle
  • Mould assembly easy to change
  • Solid aluminium case construction, powder coated
Technical specifications
Max. number of pressing units
2/4
Opal X-Press 2: up to 2
Opal X-Press 2: up to 2
Opal X-Press 4: up to 4
Opal X-Press 4: up to 4
Mould assembly
Ø 25.2 - 50 mm (6 different sizes)
Closure system
slide closure
Thermostate range
20-200°C
Heating time
adjustable
Cooling time
adjustable
Max. pressure in mould assembly depending on mould assembly's size
250-350 bar
Connection power (basic unit)
1.6 kVA
Connection power (additional pressing unit)
1.5 kVA
Heating power
1200 W
W x H x D (basic unit)
402 x 382 x 563 mm
W x H x D (additional pressing unit)
187 x 382 x 449 mm
Weight
~ 50 kg

The OPAL 480 is a fully hydraulic, water cooled hot mounting press for mounting samples before polishing. The process sequence is executed automatically. The fully automatic sliding closure allows quick and easy opening/closing of the mould assembly. Mould assemblies can be exchanged quickly and without tools.

Also rectangular moulds can be produced. With its solid construction and QATM hydraulic system, the operating noise of the machine is minimized. Our comprehensive selection of mould assemblies from Ø 50-70 mm, rectangular moulds of 30x60/40x60 mm and different pressure methods enable optimum mounting of your sample.

The Opal 460 and 480 are available not only as single units but also as a bench standing unit. By integrating the mounting presses into our System, we produce a comfortable working height. Optionally, the SYSTEM-MOUNTING PRESS can be equipped with a closed cooling water system, so it becomes independent from any mains water supply. In addition, the water consumption is reduced to a single filling (6 litres). The system-mounting presses are available as twin- or triple powder-coated aluminum units and fit perfectly into our QATM System Lab. 

Key features

  • Fully automatic, electronic controlled
  • Sliding closure system for easy opening ans closing
  • Big, clearly LCD display and optimized user interface
  • 18 programs to save with free configuration
  • 4 different modes for pressure to select
  • Automatic water cooling (with economy function)
  • Fully hydraulic pressure mode
  • Double mounting possible
  • Mould assembliy easy to change
  • Solid aluminium case construction, powder coated
  • Also available as a system mounting press with closed cooling water system and comfortable working height

Hot Mounting Press OPAL X-Press - ATM

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