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The PetroThin Thin Sectioning System is a precise easy-to-use precision thin section cutting machine for re-sectioning and thinning a wide variety of samples, such as rocks and minerals, ceramics, concrete, bone, and teeth for performing materials characterization.

Single spindle design ensures parallelism of sample edges by eliminating the need to remove the glass slide from the machine between steps
Benefits

Increase accuracy and parallelism of samples

  • To avoid the need to remove the glass slide between steps with a diamond cutting blade and a diamond grinding cup wheel.
  • Single spindle design ensures parallelism of sample edges by eliminating the need to remove the glass slide between steps

Precise cut location control

  • Two precision micrometers are used for controlling re-sectioning and thinning.
  • Precision of resections and grinds material within ±5µm

Innovative yet simple vacuum system

  • Features a universal vacuum glass slide chuck which accepts six different sized slides.
  • A built-in pump provides a vacuum to insure the glass slide is held in place during re-sectioning and thinning preparation.
  • Innovative, in-line filter system removes any moisture from the vacuum line during use. The filter jar is automatically drained each time the vacuum pump is turned off.

Buehler carries a range of related thin section preparation equipment for a wide range of applications:

Specifications
PetroThin - Thin Section Machine Specifications
Voltage/Frequency 115VAC @ 60Hz, 220VAC @ 50Hz, 1 phase
Motor Power 1/3 Hp [250W]
Wheel Diameter 8in [203mm]
Precision Grinding ± 5µm
Wheel Speed 38-1450-160: 220rpm; 38-1450-250: 2100rpm
Compliance CE
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Downloads
Videos
PetroThin Thin-Sectioning System Overview
PetroThin Thin-Sectioning System Overview

Buehler's PetroThin® Thin-sectioning System will prepare thin sections of minerals, ceramics, construction materials, and bone both rapidly and consistently for detailed characterization and quality assurance.

Decapsulation of Microelectronic Packages
Decapsulation of Microelectronic Packages

DeCapsulation (Delidding) is vital for semiconductor and microelectronics failure analysis. Buehler's PetroThin is ideal for mechanical removal of polymer, ceramic and metal covered packages.

Using the PetroThin for Thin Section Preparation
Using the PetroThin for Thin Section Preparation

This video highlights the key features of Buehler’s PetroThin Thin Sectioning System.