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EM-Tec CV2 large centering vise SEM sample holders

EM-Tec CV2 large centering vice SEM sample holders offer a unique advantage by keeping the clamped samples always in the centre of the holder. Both vice clamp jaws simultaneously move away or to the centre of the holder at the same time.

 

EM-Tec CV2 large centering vice SEM sample holders:

  • provides firm grip for large and heavy samples
  • automatically holds the sample in the centre of the SEM stage
  • easier navigation from the centre of the SEM stage
  • re-positionable vice jaws on the base plate for optimum sample compatibility
  • standard stage clamps from 0 to 114mm
  • awkwardly shaped sample clamped by pin from 0 to 50 mm
  • spindle extension can be removed to reduce overall size
  • optional extension base plates allows clamping from 0 to 159mm
  • standard vice jaws with triple grooved side and smooth side
  • optional vice jaw with single 120° groove for round samples

EM-Tec CV2 centering vice can be configured in 4 different modes:

  • Standard mode with base plates and vice jaws – clamping capacity 0 – 114 mm
  • Low profile mode without base plates and pins for awkwardly shaped samples – clamping capacity 0-50mm
  • Low profile mode without base plates and vice jaws mounted on vice guides – clamping capacity 8 – 54mm
  • Added extension plates (optional) – clamping capacity 0 – 159 mm

1 – EM-Tec CV2 centering vise SEM sample holder for up to 114 mm closed
2 – EM-Tec CV2 centering vise SEM sample holder for up to 114 mm open
3 – EM-Tec CV2 centering vise SEM sample holder low profile mode with jaws on vise sliders
4 – EM-Tec CV2 centering vise SEM sample holder low profile mode with pins

EM-Tec CV2 large centering vice clamp includes two base plates on which the vice jaws can be re-positioned for optimum sample compatibility. The brass dual vice spindle is located underneath the baseplates with knurled knobs at both sides. The spindle can be operated from either side. One side includes a removable spindle extension to provide better grip when opening the centering vice. Made from vacuum grade aluminium and stainless steel guiding rods to provide dry lubrication. The vice jaws are mounted on the base with brass mounting screws. The baseplates can be removed for to place samples directly between the moving vice guides using the provided stainless steel pins or by mounting the vice jaws directly on the vice slides (low profile mode).

EM-Tec CV2 centering vice is a heavy duty sample holder intended for use on SEMs with large chambers and stages with a stage travel distances of 80mm or more. With a spindle travel of 46mm and re-positionable vice jaws the standard clamping ranges are 0-46mm, 34-82mm and 68-114mm. With the optional extension plate the additional clamping range are 102-144mm and 113-159.

Download our Technical Support Bulletin: TSB 12-000202 EM-Tec CV2 large centering vise

Specifications of the EM-Tec CV2 large centering SEM sample holder

 

Base plate size

40x40mm (2x)

Vice jaw VC3 size

12x40x6mm (2x)  

Spindle travel 

46mm

Standard interspacing 

17mm 

Standard clamping capacity

0-114mm

Clamping capacity low profile

8-54mm

Clamping capacity between pins

0-50mm

Overall size closed

106x40x34mm

Overall size fully open 

126x40x34mm

Extension plate size

22.5x40mm (2x)

Extended interspacing 

11mm

Extended clamping capacity

0-159mm

Overall extended size closed

146x40x34mm

Overall extended size open

169x40x34mm

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