AbraPlan

An Automatic, High-capacity Machine for Fast and Efficient Plane Grinding

AbraPlan-20 facts

  • Fully automatic dresser
  • Controlled Material Removal
  • Three Different Grinding Modes
  • Built-in flushing hose for cleaning
  • Transparent safety shield

AbraPlan-20 is the strongest plane grinding machine available on the materialographic market. It is a powerful and fast plane grinding machine, ideal for laboratories or workplaces carrying out quality control testing of very large specimens, or a high volume of specimens.

High Volume

A single AbraPlan-20 can easily provide enough work for two or three polishing machines, or be employed as a pre-grinder for the fully automatic MAPS-2 system.

Sturdy and Powerful Design

AbraPlan-20 is a floor-based plane grinding machine with a welded frame and an extremely powerful motor for trouble-free grinding in the lab or the production hall.

Fast and Efficient Grinding

Fast and efficient plane grinding, providing high planeness and reproducibility, saves valuable time on the subsequent preparation steps. The powerful motors, the sturdy design, and well-known Struers’ technology ensure many years of trouble-free use.

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

  • AbraPlan automatic dressing

    Automatic Dressing

    An automatic diamond dresser keeps the grinding stone plane and sharp. 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. This guarantees the best possible performance of AbraPlan-20 and a perfect surface quality of the ground specimens.

    Automatic Dressing
  • AbraPlan controlled material removal

    Controlled Material Removal

    A specified grinding time means that too much material may be removed in smaller specimens, while harder specimens may scarcely have been touched. AbraPlan-20 is equipped with a sensor to accurately measure the material removal, enabling the user to preset the amount of material that has to be removed from 0.01 mm to 2.00 mm in increments of 10.0 µm.

    Controlled Material Removal
  • AbraPlan three different grinding modes

    Three Different Grinding Modes

    It is possible to choose between three different grinding modes: Removal, Time, and Removal/Time. The Removal function allows removing a specified amount of material during grinding. The Time function is relevant for specimens of the same size and hardness that have to be ground every time. The Removal/Time function can be used to obtain the most plane specimens.

    Three Different Grinding Modes
  • AbraPlan transparent safety shield

    Transparent Safety Shield for Maximum Operator Safety

    The shield must be closed before the machine can start. The operator cannot access the holder or the stone during grinding, ensuring the maximum operator safety.

    Transparent Safety Shield for Maximum Operator Safety
  • AbraPlan easy cleaning

    Easy cleaning

    The flushing hose allows for easy cleaning of the grinding area, specimens, and the grinding chamber. A recirculation-cooling unit can be connected for cost-efficient water utilization and to collect removed abrasives.

    Easy cleaning
  • AbraPlan maximum operator safety

    Maximum Operator Safety

    Because of the relatively high speeds that can be employed on the AbraPlan-20, the machine is equipped with a safety guard. The entire working area is encapsulated using a transparent cover, preventing access to any rotating parts during operation. An emergency stop stops all machine functions with immediate effect, and the cover cannot be opened before the machine has stopped. The grinding stone is completely covered with a stainless steel lid. If a specimen has been insufficiently clamped and should fly out of the holder during grinding, it will be safely contained under the stainless steel lid.

    Maximum Operator Safety
  • AbraPlan user-friendly

    User-friendly Design

    AbraPlan-20 is very easy to operate, making extensive training unnecessary. A large display offers the operator a clear overview of the process parameters, and the multifunction knob makes it easy to select and edit parameters. A countdown feature allows the operator to see the remaining grinding time or remaining material removal.

    User-friendly Design
  • AbraPlan time saving

    Time Saving

    The grinding stone rotates at 1,450 rpm, guaranteeing a very high material removal. Using Al2O3 and SiC grinding stones, AbraPlan-20 can grind both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. With typical grinding times of 20-30 seconds, a high quality surface finish is achieved quickly. Specimen planeness and reproducibility is unmatched on the materialographic market, saving time on the subsequent fine grinding and polishing steps.

    Time Saving

Facts

Model types

AbraPlan-20

AbraPlan automatic, high-capacity machine for fast and efficient plane grinding
AbraPlan-20
Automatic plane grinding machine for specimens in specimen holders 160 mm / 6.3" and 200 mm / 8.0" diameter. With automatic diamond dresser and removal rate sensor. Recirculation cooling unit, grinding stone, and specimen holders are ordered 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 to our products without notice.

Technical Data

AbraPlan-20 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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Correct preparation solutions

"True structures require proper and correct applications. Different material properties require broad application knowledge. Struers application specialists are experts in optimizing preparation methods, because application knowledge is necessary to select the correct preparation solutions. Your material – our application solutions.”

Birgitte Nielsen
Application Specialist, Struers ApS

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