AbraPlan

A reliable, high-capacity machine for fast and efficient plane grinding

AbraPlan-30 facts

  • Dresser with automatic surface detection
  • Optimized time and stone consumption
  • User interface for easy navigation
  • Stainless steel bowl for great durability

AbraPlan-30 brings a wide array of features and benefits, enabling users to optimize their grinding process to save time and consumables. The strongest plane grinding machine available on the materialographic market, AbraPlan-30 is a powerful and fast plane grinding machine ideal for laboratories or workplaces carrying out testing of very large specimens or a high volume of specimens.

Fast and simple

The automatic diamond dresser keeps the grinding stone plane and sharp. An automatic surface search function enables a simpler and faster process. A special dresser key on the front plate enables faster and easier access to the dresser functions. The dresser automatically monitors the remaining thickness of the grinding stone and informs the user when the stone has to be replaced.

Easy to operate

The user interface features a clear colour display with large icons. The performance of the grinding stone, the material removal rate is monitored continuously, and the operator can follow the removal rate on a graph and optimize the process. The multipurpose turn/push knob makes navigation easy and uncomplicated.

Precise and powerful performance

The AbraPlan-30 offers an exceptionally stable and robust design with an extremely solid frame for precision grinding and powerful motors. The design limits vibrations, while a stainless-steel bowl prevents damage of the bowl when a specimen is lost. The bowl comes with a lifetime corrosion warranty.

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KEY FEATURES THAT ENSURE FAST AND EFFICIENT, HIGH-VOLUME AND TROUBLE-FREE GRINDING

  • AbraPlan 30 Automatic dressing

    Automatic dressing

    An automatic diamond dresser keeps the grinding stone plane and sharp for optimum performance and precise results. The performance of the grinding stone is monitored continuously, and as soon as the removal is reduced below a pre-defined level, the stone is dressed. Thus guaranteeing the best possible performance of AbraPlan-30 and a perfect surface quality of the ground specimens.

    Automatic dressing
  • AbraPlan 30 Controlled material removal

    Controlled material removal

    The grinding stone rotates at 1,450 rpm, guaranteeing a very high material removal. The accurate material removal sensor allows you to pre-set the amount of material that needs to be removed. The removal can be set from 0.05 mm to 10.00 mm in increments of 10 μm. A high-quality surface finish is achieved quickly with typical grinding times of 20-30 seconds. Specimen planeness and reproducibility is unmatched on the materialographic market, saving time on the subsequent fine grinding and polishing steps.

    Controlled material removal
  • AbraPlan 30 Grinding process graph

    Grinding process graph

    The graph shows the material removal rate when grinding and makes it easy to see when it is time to dress the stone. This makes it easy to optimize time and stone consumption.

    Grinding process graph
  • AbraPlan 30 Improved accuracy

    Improved accuracy

    AbraPlan-30 has a special function to obtain maximum precision for saving time on the next preparation steps. Improved accuracy can be used for getting close to a target as possible.

    Improved accuracy
  • AbraPlan 30 Stainless steel bowl

    Stainless steel bowl

    Made of corrosion resistant stainless steel for greater strength and safety. It comes with a lifetime corrosion warranty.

    Stainless steel bowl
  • AbraPlan 30 Integrated recirculation unit

    Integrated recirculation unit

    A recirculation cooling unit can be connected for cost-efficient water utilization and to collect removed abrasives. The recirculation unit is integrated into the machine. The recirculation pump has three phases and is connected directly to the AbraPlan-30 resulting in the emergency stop also controls the recirculation unit.

    Integrated recirculation unit
  • AbraPlan 30 Al2O3 and SiC grinding stones

    Aluminium oxide and Silicon carbide grinding stones

    AbraPlan-30 can grind both ferrous and non-ferrous metals using Al2O3 and SiC grinding stones.
    Struers has a large program of different grinding stones for all purposes.

    Aluminium oxide and Silicon carbide grinding stones
  • AbraPlan 30 Diamond grinding disc

    Diamond grinding disc

    A diamond grinding disc is available for plane grinding of very hard and brittle materials such as tungsten and sintered carbides.

    Diamond grinding disc
  • AbraPlan 30 Flushing Gun

    Flushing gun

    The flushing hose allows for easy cleaning of the grinding area, specimens and the grinding chamber.

    Flushing gun
  • AbraPlan 30 Large outlet

    Large outlet

    The large 50 mm/2" dia. outlet and drain tube with a smooth inner surface enables cleaning from the bowl with a brush/bottle-brush. For flexible placement and easier access to an external recirculation tank there is a hole for the drain tube in both sides of the machine.

    Large outlet
  • AbraPlan 30 Maximum operator safety

    Maximum operator safety

    AbraPlan-30 is designed with the highest level of operator safety in mind. The grinding stone and specimen holder are completely encapsulated with stainless steel covers, eliminating the risk of incorrectly clamped specimens flying out. The entire working area is encapsulated using a transparent safety cover, preventing accidental access to rotating parts. The machine cannot be started before the safety cover is closed, and can only be opened again when the machine has stopped.

    Maximum operator safety
  • AbraPlan 30 User friendly interface

    User-friendly interface

    AbraPlan-30 is very easy to operate, making extensive training unnecessary. A large display with large icons offers the operator a clear overview of process parameters. A new stone icon enables fast recognition of the stone status – dressed surface or used. The multipurpose turn/push knob makes navigation easy and a countdown feature allows the operator to see the remaining grinding time or remaining material removal.

    User-friendly interface
  • AbraPlan 30 Beacon

    Beacon

    The actual working condition of AbraPlan-30 is easy to monitor even at long distance.

    Beacon

Facts

Model types

AbraPlan-30

AbraPlan 30

AbraPlan-30

Advanced semi-automatic machine for plane grinding of specimens in specimen holders up to 200 mm/8” dia. AbraPlan-30 features an automatic diamond dresser with automatic surface detection, a removal rate sensor and a transparent safety cover. Recirculation cooling tank, pump and filter, grinding stones and specimen holders are available separately.



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Struers’ equipment is in conformity with the provisions of the applicable International Directives and their appurtenant Standards.
Struers’ products are subject to constant product development. Therefore, we reserve the right to introduce changes in our products without notice.

Technical Data

AbraPlan-30 Technical Data Sheet

Struers Technical Data Sheets are designed to help you make the best choice of equipment for your particular purpose. You can find important information such as capacity and performance specifications, dimensions, weight, electrical data, noise levels, ambient conditions and safety. In many cases, you can also obtain an overview of accessories offering higher capacity and performance.

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