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EM-Tec specimen stubs and specimen holders for Hitachi table top SEMs

This special collection of EM-Tec specimen holders and specimen stubs are compatible with Hitachi table top SEMs TM4000, TM4000plus, TM3030plus, TM3030, TM3000, TM1000.  They increase productivity, enabling examination of a multitude of specimens and unlock even more applications. The Hitachi TM series table top SEMs include X/Y stage movement of 35mm and allows for a maximum height of 55mm. The standard specimen stage provides X/Y movements and Z adjustment, but tilt and rotation are optionally available.

The current selection of the EM-Tec specimen holders and stubs are all compatible with the Hitachi TM series standard stage and include:

1 EM-Tec V22 compact vise type sample holder for up to 22mm

2 EM-Tec VS26 compact double action spring-loaded vise holder for up to 26mmm

3 EM-Tec TV25 variable 0-90° angle tilt holder for stubs up Ø38mm

4 EM-Tec GR20 bulk sample holder for up to Ø20mm, gilded brass

1 – EM-Tec TM30 stage adapter kit for the Hitachi TM series table top SEMs : (images and ordering information)

The EM-Tec TM30 stage adapter is fully compatible with all the  Hitachi TM table top SEMs : TM3030plus, TM3030, TM3000 and TM1000.  It is intended as a replacement or as an additional stage adapter; this is useful if special specimen holders are used and the stage adapter is mounted on the holder. It consists of three parts:

  • stage adapter insert with female M6 thread
  • stage adapter pillar with male M6 threaded (adjustable height)
  • aluminium M6 locking ring.

Each of these parts is fully compatible with the existing Hitachi stage adapter for the TM series. Included is an M4 screw on top of pillar to attach the Hitachi M4 stubs or M4 threaded specimen holders. Useful as additional or replacement stage adapter for the Hitachi TM series table top SEMs. Fully compatible with all EM-Tec SEM specimen holders with M4 threaded hole.


2 – EM-Tec specimen holders for the Hitachi TM series table top SEMs (images and ordering information)

The EM-Tec specimen holders for the Hitachi TM4000, TM4000plus, TM3030plus, TM3030, TM3000 and TM1000 are fully compatible and take into account the stage movements of the original Hitachi stage with X/Y movements of 35mm each way. With the EM-Tec holders, tilt can be added to the specimen movements. The EM-Tec specimen holders enable quick and secure holding of specimens without the use of adhesives.

Specifications, capacity and dimensions of the EM-Tec specimen holders:

Product # Holder type Capacity Holder size Specimen holding method
12-000331 EM-Tec HS2 mini tube/needle clamp 0 – Ø2mm Ø15x10mm x M4 Set screw
12-000311 EM-Tec HS3 mini specimen clamp 2mm thickness Ø15x10mm x M4 Screw/washer
12-000334 EM-Tec GS24 gripping stub 0-4mm 24x13x12mm x M4 Set screw + plate
12-003209 EM-Tec HV5 mini specimen vise clamp 0 – 5mm Ø12.2x17mm x M4 Vise jaws
12-000306 EM-Tec HS6 mini cylinder stub vise 0 – 6mm Ø15x10mm x M4 Set screw
12-000330 EM-Tec HS9 mini split mount vise 0 – 8mm Ø15x10mm x M4 Mini vise jaws
12-000315 EM-Tec HS15 stub vise clamp 0- 16mm Ø25x10mm x M4 Set screw
12-000324 EM-Tec HS16 stub clamp Ø16mm Ø25x10mm x M4 Set screw
12-000328 EM-Tec HS7 mini dual slot vise 2 x 1mm Ø15x6mm x M4 Set screw
12-000314 EM-Tec P4 multi in stub holder 4 x Ø12.7mm Ø31.5×10.5mm x M4 Set screw
12-000356 EM-Tec H3 multi stub holder 3 x Ø15mm Ø25x6mm x M4 3 x M4
12-000345 EM-Tec H45P pre-tilt 45° for pin Ø3.2mm pin Ø12.7x17mm x M4 Set screw
12-000341 EM-Tec H45 pre-tilt 45° for M4 M4 Ø12.7x17mm x M4 M4
12-003340 EM-Tec HS17 mini swivel vise holder 0-4mm/90°-0°-90° Ø12x23mm x M4 Set screw
12-003330 EM-Tec HS18 mini swivel split mount vise 0-8mm/90°-0°-90° Ø15x30mm x M4 Mini vise clamps
12-003110 EM-Tec HGS10 swivel head specimen holder 0-10mm/90°-0°-90° 28x16x32mm x M4 Set screws
12-003315 EM-Tec HS19 swivel stub vise clamp 0-16mm/90°-0°-90° Ø25x30mm x M4 Set screw
11-000315 EM-Tec HSM4 swivel mount adapter M4 / 90°-0°-90° Ø9x20mm x M4 M4 thread
12-003211 EM-Tec HS17 swivel mount Ø15mm, 0-180° Ø15x30mm x M4 Adhesive
12-000347 EM-Tec TV12 mini variable tilt mount 11x12mm, 0-90° 14x14x14/20mm Adhesive
12-000348 EM-Tec TV25 variable tilt holder M4, 0-90° 35x25x10.5/29.5mm M4
12-000326 EM-Tec M26 metallographic mount holder Ø25mm / Ø1” Ø34×12.5mm Set screw
12-000332 EM-Tec M32 metallographic mount holder Ø30mm / Ø1-1/4” Ø40×12.5mm Set screw
12-000323 EM-Tec GB16 vise bulk specimen holder 16mm 22x19x10mm Set screw
12-000325 EM-Tec B26 vise bulk specimen holder 26mm 34x24x13mm Set screw
12-000317 EM-Tec GR20 bulk specimen holder Ø20mm Ø25x10mm Set screw
12-000333 EM-Tec R32 bulk specimen holder Ø32mm Ø40×12.5mm Set screw
12-000300 EM-Tec V22 bulk specimen holder 22mm 39x25x22mm Screw driven vise jaw
12-003228 EM-Tec VS8 mini springloaded vise 0 – 8mm 25x30x12.5mm Spring-loaded vise plate
12-000321 EM-Tec VS12 spring-loaded vise holder 0 – 12mm / Ø18mm 30x25x15mm Spring loaded vise jaw
12-000322 EM-Tec VS26 spring-loaded vise holder 0 – 26mm / Ø34mm 50x25x15mm Spring loaded vise jaw
12-000308 EM-Tec SC1 SpecimenClamp small 15x10mm 23x20x9mm 2x S-Clamp strips
12-000309 EM-Tec SC2 SpecimenClamp medium 25x15mm 33x25x9mm 2x S-Clamp strips
12-000310 EM-Tec SC2R SpecimenClamp recessed 25x15mm 33x25x14mm 2x S-Clamp strips


3 – EM-Tec S-Clip holders for Hitachi TM4000, TM4000plus, TM3030plus, TM3030, TM3000 and TM1000 table top SEMs (images at ordering information)

The EM-Tec S-Clips holders with the spring-loaded specimen clips compatible with the Hitachi TM4000, TM4000plus, TM3030plus, TM3030, TM3000 and TM1000 table top SEMs are available on:

  •  standard horizontal pin stub
  •  45°  and 45° /90°  pin stubs
  • 90° pin stubs.

They are useful to hold thin specimen such as Si wafer chips, metal strips, plastic foils, etc.

Specifications of the S-Clip holders:

Product # Style Stub size  S-Clips #
12-004910-1 Horizontal Ø15x10mm 1
12-004920-1/2/3 Horizontal Ø25x10mm 1 or 2 or 3
12-004930-1/2/3 Horizontal Ø32x10mm 1 or 2 or 3
12-004911 +/- 90° Ø15x15mm 1
12-004947 0-180° variable tilt 11x12mm 1
12-004925 45° Ø25x16mm 1
12-004927 45°/90° Ø25x16mm 2
12-004929 2 x 90° Ø25x16mm 2
12-004914 4 x 90° 12.7×12.7x15mm 4

4 – EM-Tec specimen stubs for the Hitachi TM series table top SEMs

The Hitachi table top SEMs are using the standard Hitachi type specimen stubs with the M4 threaded hole in the base. Up to 32mm diameter Hitachi stubs can be used in the TM4000, TM4000plus, TM3030plus, TM3030, TM300 and TM1000 table top SEMs. The stubs can be mounted directly on the stage adapter supplied with the table top SEM or on the EM-Tec TM30 replacement stage adapter.

The following types of specimen stubs are available:

  • Standard flat Hitachi cylinder stubs with M4 in the the popular 15mm and 25.mm and 32mm diameters. Available with heights of 6 and 10mm.
  • Angled Hitachi cylinder stubs with 45°, 45/90° and 90° pre-tilt surfaces.
  • Dish type pin stub with 15mm diameter and recessed top for fluid specimens and solutions.

See the full range of Hitachi stubs on our stub page.

5 – EM-Tec SEM stub adapters for Hitachi TM4000, TM4000plus, TM3030plus, TM3030, TM3000 and TM1000 table top SEMs:    (images at ordering information)

With the EM-Tec SEM stub adapters, you can use the standard pin stubs and JEOL SEM stubs on the Hitachi tabletop SEMs. Quick, no need to re-mount the specimen and specimen integrity is safe. Also useful for using calibration standard which can be mounted on a different stub. Recommended SEM stub adapters are:

Specifications of the specimen stub adapters for the Hitachi TM-series:

Product # Type Accepts and adapts to Base Overall size
11-000304 H15P Pin stubs with Ø3.2×9.5mm & Ø3.2x6mm pins Hitachi M4 thread Ø15x15mm
11-000305 HS4 Cambridge S4 mount Hitachi M4 thread Ø30x10mm
11-000310 HJ10 Ø9.5mm JEOL cylinder stub Hitachi M4 thread Ø15x10mm
11-000311 HJ11 Ø12.2mm JEOL or ISU stub Hitachi M4 thread Ø35 x 10mm
11-000316 HJ16 Ø12.2mm JEOL & Ø15mm ISI cylinder stub Hitachi M4 thread Ø25x10mm
11-000326 HJ25 Ø25mm JEOL cylinder stub Hitachi M4 thread Ø34x10mm
11-000332 HJ32 Ø32mm JEOL cylinder stub Hitachi M4 thread Ø40x10mm