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NEW PELCO® Sample Clamps

Clamping fixtures for mounting small samples

PELCO Sample Clamp PELCO Sample Clamp
#813-542 #813-544

The PELCO® Sample Clamp is a clamping fixture designed for microscopy sample preparation and sample mouting for metallographic samples, dimpled TEM samples, SEM specimens, and more. They are spring-loaded, may be used on a hotplate for wax mounting or with cold mounting resins, and come in two sizes.

The larger size clamps are 2" wide by 3" tall and can accomodate samples up to 1.25" (31mm) in height. The clamping foot has a PEEK soft jaw and the PEEK cover is removable for hot mount applications, such as with mounting wax, or thermally cured epoxies. Like PTFE, PEEK does not adhear to most resins, allowing for easy cleanup. It is also stable up to 200° Celsius. Turning the knob at the top clockwise raises the piston for easy sample placement, then counter-clockwise applies force via the 9 lb spring. This fixture is ideal for mounting samples in conjunction with Dimpling & Delayering, and Lapping processes.

The smaller PELCO® Sample Clamp is a spring-loaded self-levelling clamping fixture designed for small sample preparation, such as cross-sectional TEM. For example, during thin film sample preparation, the film must be protected from the grinding and polishing processes. Traditionally this is achieved by either gluing two specimens together or by affixing the sample to a sacrificial piece of silicon wafer. The thickness and uniformity of the epoxy at the interface is critical to preparation of high quality samples. The PELCO® Sample Clamp applies a fixed clamping force, assuring even spreading of resin, and can be placed directly on a hotplate for rapid curing of M-Bond or similar epoxy adhesives, allowing rapid production of high quality samples. It is very useful for wedge polishing using the PELCO® Tripod Polisher™.


  #813-542 #813-544
Overall Height: 1.125" (29mm) 3.625" (75mm)
Clamp Height: 0.875" (22mm) 3.0" (75mm)
Width: 0.75" (19mm) 2.0" (50mm)
Depth: 0.75" (19mm) 1.75" (44mm)
Max Sample Height: 0.2" (5mm) 1.25" (31mm)
  PELCO Sample Clamp
PELCO Sample Clamp

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
813-542 NEW PELCO® Sample Clamp, 3/4" pkg/3 $199.00
813-544 NEW PELCO® Sample Clamp, 3" each 350.00