Equipment for sample preparation

ASTERA GRN16 Grinder

Fixed diamond grinder for the simultaneous preparation of sixteen thin-sections. Controlled to 1 µm.


Automatic diamond saw for eight thin sections.


Automated fusion instrument for the preparation of glass disks for XRF as well as borate and per­oxide solutions for AA and ICP analysis.

CLIPPER Block saw

Heavy duty block saw with diamond blade for wet cutting of rock samples.

Fly press

Basic crushing of rock samples

FRITSCH Pulverisette 9

Vibrating cup mill for fine grinding of rock, mineral or sediment samples.

Containers with ring and puck of soft hardened steel, stainless steel or agate can be used.

FRITSCH Jaw crusher

Jaw crusher for comminution of rock samples.