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EM-Tec variable tilt and pre-tilt angle holders

EM-Tec variable tilt and pre-tilt holders are useful for imaging specimens under a pre-tilt angle without having to tilt the SEM stage. With these holders you can image previously mounted specimens on standard pin stubs or Hitachi stubs at pre-set angles or any chosen angle. The tilt holders are particularly useful for table top SEMs without specimen tilting facilities or for standard SEMs where high tilt would interfere with the polepiece or with detectors in the chamber. Sometimes, the pre-tilt holders are used to get full tilting from the SEM stage; with a pre-tilt 45°  holder, the SEM stage only needs to be tilted another 45° to get a full 90°  specimen tilt.

EM-Tec tilt holders include:

  • EM-Tec TV12 mini variable tilt mount allows 0-90° angle in a small specimen mount; available with pin stub (#12-000241) or M4 thread (#12-000347) . The specimen need to be mounted on the tilting platform of this compact holder. Side engravings on the tilting platform assist in setting the desired tilt angle. Side engravings at 0, 30, 45, 70 and 90 degrees.
  • EM-Tec TV25 larger variable tilt holder allows 0-90° angle for specimen stubs or specimen holders up Ø38mm.  Larger stubs can be mounted, but tilting can be limited, depending on the SEM used. Compatible with both pin or Hitachi M4 threaded stubs or holders. Available with pin stub (#12-000248) or M4 thread
    (#12-000348)
  • EM-Tec GS10(#12-000110) – A swivel vice which covers a full 180 angle and can also be rotated with the stub. This is the ultimate holder for imaging cross sections at any desired angle.  The swivel head size without clamping screws is only 16x16x14mm. The specimen is clamped with the two clamping screws; the swivel head can be locked in place with the tilt clamping screw. Made from gold plated brass.
  • EM-Tec PS15(#12-000211) swivel pin stub mount. The head of the mount is attached to the pin via a swivel hinge which allows for 90 degrees tilting each way. Excellent mount for SEMs without tilting facilities or when random tilt angled are needed. When the desired tilt angle is set, the top is secured with a socket cap screw. Top diameter is 15mm and height above pin is 15mm.
  • EM-Tec P36 (#10-002236) fixed angle 36° tilt holder for Zeiss pin stubs. Used to pre-tilt specimens 36° for Zeiss CrossBeam  FIB systems.
  • EM-Tec P38 (#10-002238) fixed 38° tilt holder for FEI pin stubs. Used to pre-tilt specimens 38° for FEI Dual Beam FIB systems.
  • EM-Tec P45 (#10-002245) most popular  45° pre-tilt holder with pin for standard and Zeiss pin stubs.
  • EM-Tec P45M (#10-002246) popular 45° tilt holder with pin for Hitachi M4 stubs or M4 threaded holders.
  • EM-Tec H45P (#12-000345) popular 45° tilt holder with M4 for standard and Zeiss pin stubs.
  • EM-Tec H45 (#12-000346) popular 45° tilt holder with M4 for Hitachi M4 stubs or M4 threaded holders.
  • EM-Tec P70 (#10-002270) fixed 70° EBSD tilt holder with pin for pin stubs and pin stub type specimen holders.
  • EM-Tec P70M (#10-002274) fixed 70° EBSD tilt holder with pin for Hitachi M4 stubs and M4 threaded holders.
  • EM-Tec H70P (#12-000370) fixed 70° EBSD tilt holder with M4 for pin stubs and pin stub type specimen holders.
  • EM-Tec H70 fixed 70° (#12-000371)EBSD tilt holder with M4 for Hitachi M4 stubs and M4 threaded holders.
  • EM-Tec 45° multiple pin stub holders can be found on: EM-Tec multiple pin stub holders
  • EM-Tec 45° multiple M4 stub holder can be found on: EM-Tec multiple Hitachi M4 stub holders

All the holders are precision machined from vacuum grade aluminium and include set screws and allen key.
For using the pre-tilt and variable tilt holders on JEOL SEMs, you can find the JEOL pin stub and JEOL M4 on the EM-Tec SEM stub adapters page .

Capacity, size and compatibility of the EM-Tec pre-tilt and variable tilt holders:

Product # Style Tilt angle Dimensions w/o pin Stub compatibility Stage compatibility
12-000241 TV12 0-90° 14x14x14/20mm n.a. 3.2mm pin stub
12-000347 TV12 0-90° 14x14x14/20mm n.a. M4 Thread
12-000248 TV25 0-90° 35x25x10.5/29.5mm Pin stub / Hitachi M4 3.2mm pin stub
12-000348 TV25 0-90° 35x25x10.5/29.5mm Hitachi M4 / pin stub M4 Thread
12-000110 GS10 -90°-0-90° 28x16x27mm n.a. Clamp specimen 3.2mm pin stub
12-000211 PS15 -90°-0-90° Ø15x15mm n.a. Mount Specimen 3.2mm pin stub
10-002236 P36 36° (Zeiss FIB) Ø12.7x17mm 3.2mm pin stub 3.2mm pin stub
10-002238 P38 38° (FEI FIB) Ø12.7x17mm 3.2mm pin stub 3.2mm pin stub
10-002245 P45 45° Ø12.7x17mm 3.2mm pin stub 3.2mm pin stub
10-002246 P45M 45° Ø12.7x17mm Hitachi M4 thread 3.2mm pin stub
12-000345 H45P 45° Ø12.7x17mm 3.2mm pin stub M4 thread
12-000341 H45 45° Ø12.7x17mm Hitachi M4 thread M4 thread
10-002270 P70 70° EBSD Ø12.7x20mm 3.2mm pin stub 3.2mm pin stub
10-002274 P70M 70° EBSD Ø12.7x20mm Hitachi M4 thread 3.2mm pin stub
12-000370 H70P 70° EBSD Ø12.7x20mm 3.2mm pin stub M4 thread
12-000371 H70 70° EBSD Ø12.7x20mm Hitachi M4 thread M4 thread

 

Variable and pre-tilt holders