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84000Materials Science Supplies Overview
PELCO® Dimpler™
PELCO® Video Alignment Microscope

PELCO® Dimpler™ Accessories

Functional Upgrades for the PELCO® Dimpler™ Precision Polishing System


PELCO Video Alignment Microscope
PELCO® Video
Alignment Microscope
83070
83070 Kit for
Large Samples
83075
NEW PELCO®
Abrasive Dispenser
83076 front view
NEW PELCO®
Slurry Mat™
83080
NEW PELCO® Micrometer
Measuring Stand
83050
Platen Sets
8305083050
83050
Standard Tools
8305083050
83050
Large Area Tools
83065
NEW Tool & Platen Kits

for Semiconductor Delayering
& TEM Preparation
repadding roller kit
Repadding Roller Kit
silicone lab mat
Silicone Rubber Lab Mat, Reversible

Instruments, kits, specialty tools, and accessories are available for the PELCO® Dimpler™
to extend its capabilities to a wider array of sample types and to aid in various aspects of sample processing.

PELCO Video Alignment Microscope

PELCO® Video Alignment Microscope (VAM)

For complete product specifications and PELCO® VAM accessories click here.

The PELCO® Video Alignment Microscope (VAM) is designed for easy alignment and inspection of samples. It was originally designed as an accessory for the PELCO® Dimpler™ for deprocessing/delayering and site-specific polishing applications. It allows for easy targeting of an area of interest, as well as precise control of the position, size, and shape of the bottom of the dimple or thinned area of the specimen. The VAM has a magnification of 100X or 200X (digital), with a bright TFT display. This unit includes a number of improvements over the Video Alignment Microscope originally offered by South Bay Technology Inc., particularly with regards to ease of use. These include: much improved platen holding and sample motion; an upgraded display; and a high quality crosshair in the optical path, rather than a screen overlay.

The PELCO® Video Alignment Microscope may also be used as an inspection scope along with our Lapping Fixtures and other instruments. The 83004 base can be transferred directly between the 15000 Lapping Fixture and the Dimpler™. This allows for very easy disc thinning and subsequent dimpling.

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
84050 PELCO® Video Alignment Microscope each P.O.R.
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Includes: Stage Adjustment Hex Key, Maintenance and Cleaning Kit, and Operation Manual





84050

83070 Kit for Large Samples

The typical range in thickness for dimpled samples is 100 microns to 760 microns. The sensor sensitivity range is at maximum 2mm, which has generally limited operation to a small range of sample thickness. This kit provides a set of shims and a larger diameter tool that allows both taller and wider samples to be dimple polished. It greatly extends the utility for delayering larger semiconductor samples, and for other selective area polishing applications.

The kit extends the maximum sample size to ~0.5" (12mm) in height and up to 3" (75mm) in diameter. It can be used with any of the PELCO® Dimpler™ tool or platen sets, and is fully backwards compatible with all PELCO® and South Bay Technology D500i Dimplers.

84050 84050 84050
Shown with Oversized Tool
included in kit
Shown with standard
Large Area Tool
Shown with standard 1/2"
Tool and Platen Set

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
83070 PELCO® Dimpler™ Kit for Large Samples each $800.00
Qty:




83075

NEW PELCO® Abrasive Dispenser

An ideal accessory for the PELCO® Dimpler™, the PELCO® Abrasive Dispenser can automate the dispense of slurry during dimple polishing, saving operator time and allowing consistent polishing and delayering recipes to be created. The Syringe Stand is designed for the PELCO® Dimpler™ and is backwards compatible with South Bay Techology's D500i, but can also be used with our other tools where slurries and abrasive suspensions are needed (i.e., the XP 20 Grinder/Polisher).

With 40 programmable memory slots, multiple recipes can be stored and recalled for use. Teach mode allows the user to set a dispense time from manual mode. Cycle mode allows for repeated off and on timed dispense using a precision timer of 0.01-99.99 seconds. The PELCO® Abrasive Dispenser can also be used in manual mode by dispensing the desired amount of suspension using the control panel or a foot switch (included).

The accessories included when ordering the PELCO® Abrasive Dispenser (#83075) are:
  • (1) PELCO® Slurry Mat™ (#83076)
  • (1) Syringe Stand (#83075-1)
  • (1) Syringe Adapter (#83075-10)
  • (3) 30cc Syringe Barrels (#83075-33)
  • (3) Syringe Pistons (#83075-32)
  • (3) Syringe Tip Caps (#83075-31)
  • (3) Syringe Sealing Caps (#83075-30)
  • (3) 22G Dispense Needles (#83075-22)
  • (3) 18G Dispense Needles (#83075-18)
  • (3) 14G Dispense Needles (#83075-14)
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PELCO® Abrasive Dispenser
on the PELCO® Dimpler™

(#83075 on #84000)
Syringe Stand
(#83075-1)
Syringe Adapter
(#83075-10)
Dispense Needles
(#83075-14, #83075-18, #83075-22)
Sealing Cap, Tip Cap, Piston, & Syringe Barrel
(#83075-30, #83075-31, #83075-32, #83075-33)

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
83075 PELCO® Abrasive Dispenser each $1700.00
Qty:
83075-1 Syringe Stand each 400.00
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83075-10 Syringe Adapter each 42.00
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83075-14 14 Gauge Dispense Needle each 1.00
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83075-18 18 Gauge Dispense Needle each 1.00
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83075-22 22 Gauge Dispense Needle each 1.00
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83075-30 Sealing Cap for 30 or 55cc Syringe Tube each 1.00
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83075-31 Syringe Tip Cap each 1.00
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83075-32 Syringe Piston each 1.00
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83075-33 30cc Syringe Barrel each 2.50
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83075-34 55cc Syringe Barrel each 2.50
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NEW PELCO® Slurry Mat™ for the PELCO® Dimpler™

Meant to protect the PELCO® Dimpler™ from damage due to slurry overrun, the PELCO® Slurry Mat™ is made of chemical-resistant silicone rubber. It acts as a catch for small volumes  and a drain for larger volumes of used slurry. Pair the Slurry Mat™ with a beaker or other vessel of your choice.

83076 front view
PELCO® Slurry Mat™ Front
(#83076)
83076 back view
PELCO® Slurry Mat™ Back
(#83076)

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
83076 PELCO® Slurry Mat™ for PELCO® Dimpler™ each $45.00
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84050

NEW PELCO® Micrometer Measuring Stand

The is designed with a large accessible area for measuring flatness of mounted samples for dimpling or other precision thinning applications. The granite slab has a maximum runout of 1.26µm (0.000050"), allowing for precise checking of wax or temporary adhesive mounted specimens prior to further processing.

Suitable for both small and large samples, the digital micrometer is accurate to +/- 1µm (0.000039"). The long arm allows for comparison, flatness, and dimple depth testing of large specimens such as full wafers or circuit boards where a target chip is being dimpled or delayered.

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
83080 PELCO® Micrometer Measuring Stand each $1975.00
Qty:
Includes: Certified Granite Slab, Micrometer, and Operation Manual




PELCO® Dimpler™ Platen Sets

83050
Standard Platen Set
(#83027)
83050
Adjustable Platen Set
(#83032)
83050
Large Area Platen Set
(#83042)

There are two platen sets intended for 3mm standard disc samples, the Standard Platen Set, with the through-hole, (83027) and the Adjustable Platen Set (83032). The Standard Platen Set consists of the Sapphire Flat (83001), Standard Platen (83002), Slurry Ring (83003), and Magnetic Base (83008). The through-hole allows inspection of the sample while backlit. This is very useful to determine when a hole forms in metal samples, or when a silicon cross-section or similar sample has become thin. The Adjustable Platen Set consists of the Sapphire Flat (83001), Adjustable Platen (83004), Slurry Ring (83003), and Magnetic Base (83008). The adjustable base provides a crosshair for easy sample positioning, and is cross-compatible with our Lapping Fixtures, allowing the sample to be efficiently thinned and flat polished prior to dimpling without having to demount it.

The Large Area Platen set is designed to work with the Large Area Tools for selective area polishing applications such as semiconductor delayering and deprocessing. It may also be useful anywhere a larger specimen or area needs to be polished, or a shallower dimple is desired. The set consists of the 83040 Large Area Platen and the 83007 Large Area Magnetic base. The platen is 25mm (1") in diameter and flat, to allow easy mounting of large flat samples such as electronic chips or dies up to 22 x 22 mm. Larger samples can be accommodated as long as they are sufficiently rigid.

The 83002 Standard Platen may also be used for X-Y stage alignment in combination with the 3i tool supplied with the Dimpler.

A new addition to the Dimpler™ Platen lineup is a variant of the large area platen that accommodates 1" pin stub mounts (83043), allowing for easy transfer between the Dimpler™ and the SEM. It accepts 16144-9 6mm pin stub mounts, which are securely held in place with dual set screws. A pin stub and hex key are included with the mount.


83050
Sapphire Flat
(#83001)
83050
Standard Platen
(#83002)
  83050
Slurry Ring
(#83003)
  83050
Adjustable Platen
(#83004)
  83050
Large Area
Magnetic Base
(#83007)
83050
Standard
Magnetic Base
(#83008)
83050
Large Area Platen
(#83040)
83050
Pin Stub Platen
for Large Area
(#83043)

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
83027 Standard Platen Set (with through-hole) each $623.70
Qty:
83032 Adjustable Platen Set each 535.00
Qty:
83001 Sapphire Flat each 82.50
Qty:
83042 Large Platen Set each 341.00
Qty:
83001 Sapphire Flat each 82.50
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83002 Standard Platen (with through-hole) each 159.50
Qty:
83003 Slurry Retainer Ring for Standard and Adjustable Platens each 121.00
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83004 Adjustable Platen, Fits PELCO® 15000 Lapping Fixture each 137.50
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83007 Magnetic Base for Large Area Tool each 247.50
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83008 Magnetic Base for Standard and Adjustable Platen each 247.50
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83040 Platen for Large Area Tools each 77.00
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83043 Pin Stub Holder Platen for Large Area Tools each 165.00
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PELCO® Dimpler™ Tools

  83050
Tool 1i
(#83010)
83050
Tool 2iT
(#83014)
83050
Tool 2iM
(#83013)
  83050
(#83011)
83050
(#83036)
83050
(#83038)
83050
(#83037)
  83050
Tool 3i
(#83012)
83050
Tool 4iT
(#83016)
83050
Tool 4iM
(#83015)
  83050
(#83039)
83050
(#83044)
83050
(#83045)
83050
(#83047)
  STANDARD TOOLS   LARGE AREA TOOLS

The standard dimpling tools include flatting and dimpling tools, in both unpadded versions for faster material removal and padded versions for polishing. Tools are made from 316 stainless steel. Flatting tools such as Tools li and 2i, and the Large Area Tools have a flat profile while Dimpling Tools such as 3i and 4i have a radiused profile to produce a pronounced dimple. The flatting tools will still produce a dimple with the lowest point at the center of rotation, but it will have a much shallower height differential across the dimple.

A variety of padded and unpadded tools are available to meet many dimple polishing process requirements. The 83031 standard tool set for 3mm samples contains 6 tools, part numbers 83010, 83016, 83015, 83012, 83013, and 83014 in a divided polystyrene box. The 83041 large area tool set contains 4 tools, part numbers 83011, 83036, 83038, and 83037 in a divided polystyrene box. Available tools are pictured above.

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
83031 Standard Tool Set for 3mm Samples (one each of 83010, 83014, 83013, 83012, 83016, 83015) each $410.00
Qty:
83010 Tool li, Flatting each 66.00
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83015 Tool 4iM, Dimpling, Padded (low nap rayon) each 77.00
Qty:
83012 Tool 3i, Dimpling each 77.00
Qty:
83016 Tool 4iT Dimpling, Padded, nonwoven each 77.00
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83013 Tool 2iM padded, low nap rayon each 77.00
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83014 Tool 2iT, padded, nonwoven each 77.00
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83041 Large Area Tool Set (one oeach of 83011, 83036, 83038, 83037) each 395.00
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83011 Large Area, Tool li, 0.125" width each 82.50
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83039 Large Area Tool, Padded, 0.125" width each 104.50
Qty:
83036 Large Area Tool, 0.25" width each 82.50
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83044 Large Area Tool, Padded, 0.25" width each 115.50
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83038 Large Area Tool, Counterbored 2 sides, 0.25" width each 104.50
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83045 Large Area Tool, Counterbored 2 sides, Padded, 0.25" width each 115.50
Qty:
83046 Large Area Tool, Counterbored 1 side, Padded, 0.25" width each 115.50
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83037 Large Area Tool, 0.5" width each 159.50
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83047 Large Area Tool, Padded, 0.5" width each 138.60
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NEW PELCO® Dimpler™ Tool & Platen Kits

These kits are intended to help assist in choosing application-specific tools and platens. This can be useful when purchasing a new PELCO® Dimpler™ or when purchasing tools for a new user. 

The Semiconductor Kit contains everything necessary for semiconductor delayering including 4 dimpling tools, a platen set and repadding materials. The TEM Kit is intended for traditional dimpling/sample thinning of 3mm TEM samples and includes 6 dimpling tools and a standard platen set. See full kit listings below for details.

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The Semiconductor Tool & Platen Kit (#83065)
includes the following:

  • 83011 Large Area Tool, 1i, 0.125" width
  • 83036 Large Area Tool, 0.25" width
  • 83038 Large Area Tool, 0.25" width, counterbored x2
  • 83037 Large Area Tool, 0.5" width
  • 83061 Repadding Strips for Large Area Tools
  • 83060 Repadding Roller Tool Kit
  • 83042 Large Area Platen Set

The TEM Tool & Platen Kit (#83066)
includes the following:

  • 83010 Tool 1i, Flatting
  • 83014 Tool 2iT, padded, non-woven
  • 83013 Tool 2iM, padded, low-nap rayon
  • 83012 Tool 3i, Dimpling
  • 83016 Tool 4iT, Dimpling, padded, non-woven
  • 83015 Tool 4iM, Dimpling, padded, low-nap rayon
  • 83027 Standard Platen Set

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
83065 Semiconductor Tool & Platen Kit each $959.50
Qty:
83066 TEM Tool & Platen Kit each 1033.70
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PELCO® Dimpler™ Tool Repadding

Over time, polishing cloths may wear or become contaminated, particularly in delayering and selective polishing applications. Precut self-adhesive repadding kits are available for the Large Area Dimpler Tools, and for the 83013. A Small Toolkit (83060) for rolling on the new padding material is also available. The supplied cloth is similar in performance to a Final C cloth. Instructions on repadding can be found in the Technical Note (175KB PDF).

83062
Repadding Strips for 1/4" and 1/2" Tools
(#83062, 83063)
83060
Repadding Roller Kit
(#83060)
repadding roller in use with large area tool
Repadding Roller in use with a 1/4" Large Area Tool
(#83060, 83062, 83036)

Prod # Description Unit Qty Price Order / Quote
83064 Repadding Strips for li Tools pkg/10 1-3 $24.20
Qty:
4-4 21.80
5+ 20.60
83061 Repadding Strips for 1/8" Large Area Tools pkg/10 1-3 28.00
Qty:
4-4 25.20
5+ 23.80
83062 Repadding Strips for 1/4" Large Area Tools pkg/10 1-3 30.20
Qty:
4-4 27.20
5+ 25.70
83063 Repadding Strips for 1/2" Large Area Tools pkg/10 1-3 42.30
Qty:
4-4 38.10
5+ 36.00
83060 Repadding Roller Tool Kit each 1+ 132.00
Qty:




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Silicone Rubber Lab Mats

Reusable, reliable, and reversible 

  • Ideal for every type of laboratory and more specialized areas such as cold rooms, clean rooms, sterile suites and areas where high sterility is a requirement
  • The lab mats can be used with items such as centrifuges, vortex mixers, hot plates, stirrers, pipettes, and so much more
  • Reversible, with two color/design options available
  • Design includes retaining strip with internal metal inserts for retention of magnetic objects, such as stir bars to help keep items organized
  • Lip around the edge can hold approximately 300mL of liquid
  • Keeps benchtops clean and safe from stains, spills and wear
  • Reusable, helps reduce waste making it a more environmentally friendly option over disposable mats
  • Anti-skid surface helps keep the mat and items in place
  • Noise dampening, reducing sound from the vibration of common bench top equipment
  • Made from a durable FDA food grade silicone rubber material that creates a stain resistant washable working surface
  • Chemical resistance: chemically inert and does not react with most chemicals
  • Can be easily cleaned using any standard disinfectant by simply wiping it and is dishwasher safe
  • Multiple colors available in each style for color coding options
  • Protect counter tops from hot items up to 200°C (392°F)
  • Mats can be rolled up for compact storage
  • Large working surface, 35 x 60 x 0.2cm (14 x 23.5 x 1"), accommodates benchtop equipment, weigh boats, stir bars, scales, etc.
  • Autoclavable at 121°F for 15 minutes

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
1066-1 Silicone Rubber Lab Mat, Yellow/Grey/Blue each $53.05
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1066-2 Silicone Rubber Lab Mat, Purple/Grey each 53.05
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1066-3 Silicone Rubber Lab Mat, Blue/White each 53.05
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