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Materials Science Overview
Electronics & Semiconductors Overview
Scribing & Cleaving Overview

Now Manufactured by & Available from Ted Pella, Inc.

PELCO® LatticeAx® 225

Accurate Indent and Cleaving System

The PELCO® LatticeAx® 225 Precision Indent and Cleaving System (formerly from LatticeGear™) builds on the patented PELCO® LatticeAx® 120 base system with the addition of high magnification imaging, enabling increased precision of indenter positioning. This results in samples cleaved with increased accuracy. The PELCO® LatticeAx® 225 can deliver 20μm positional accuracy with high quality cleaved surfaces in approximately 5 minutes for a trained operator. The imaging package includes a focusing mount, a digital microscope with polarizer and real-time image acquisition and display software. Through realtime imaging, the indent is placed accurately with respect to the target making cleaving the sample target simple and fast for all trained users. The PELCO® LatticeAx® 225 accepts samples of multiple material types through a wide range of surface area sizes and thicknesses.


  • Features ±20 microns cleaving accuracy
  • Robust workstation platform designed for indenting and cleaving
  • USB2 digital microscope with realtime digital imaging interface (computer and monitor not included)
  • Microscope mount with fine focus control
  • Vacuum pump to secure sample with pneumatic valve switch

SMB6 Cleaved with
the LatticeAx®

Cleaved Sapphire

Cleaved Copper Film
on Silicon

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
54310 PELCO® LatticeAx® 225 Sample Cleaving System, 110V each P.O.R.
54310-220 PELCO® LatticeAx® 225 Sample Cleaving System, 220V each P.O.R.

Small Sample Hold-downs

The PELCO® Small Sample Cleaver™

Using simple mechanics, the PELCO® Small Sample Cleaver™ (formerly from LatticeGear™) uses a novel sample holder and a cleaving platform to safely cleave samples into chips as small as 2 x 2mm. The novel sample holder allows samples from 4-10mm to be held during indenting and cleaving. No more handling samples directly with fingers – gloved hands are ok. The holder has no screws, springs or pins. Accepts samples from 3-15mm in width and 200-900µm in thickness.


  • Accepts samples from 3-15mm in width and 200-900µm in thickness
  • Four magnetic hold-downs for various sample thicknesses
  • Securely transfer the sample to the PELCO® LatticeAx® for indent, then back to the Small Sample Cleaver™ for cleaving
  • Two cleaving pins for cleaving a variety of sample types
  • Gauge sets the sample for an 0.5mm indent versus the standard 1mm indent on the PELCO® LatticeAx®

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
54367 PELCO® Small Sample Cleaver™ Cleaving System each $1495.00

Large Sample Platform for PELCO® LatticeAx®

The Large Sample Platform is a PELCO® LatticeAx® option that adds support for wafers and samples up to 300mm. It consists of a support system and an indenter extension. The five fingers support large samples while the extender puts the fine-positioning knob for the indenter within easy reach. The Large Sample Platform fits on all models of PELCO® LatticeAx® systems and is easy to install with a single set screw.

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
54305 Large Sample Platform for all PELCO® LatticeAx® Models each $795.00

Replacement Indenters
for PELCO® LatticeAx®


Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
54301 Replacement Indenter for PELCO® LatticeAx®, Standard each $655.00
54302 Replacement Indenter for PELCO® LatticeAx®, Short each 655.00
54303 Replacement Indenter for PELCO® LatticeAx®, High Angle each 705.00