The Apex Quick Release XRF Pellet Die makes sample pellet preparation faster and more simple than ever before. There is no die assembly or die disassembly required. There is no need to evacuate the die, therefore there is no need for a vacuum pump. Simply introduce the powdered sample matrix into the die chamber then centrally locate the die on the bottom platen of the press; apply an appropriate load of pressure and as the precision polished top platen interfaces with the die to compress the sample matrix, a pellet is formed. As the load of pressure is released, the die’s auto-ejector allows the finished pellet to be exposed for removal.
Order below the standard die sizes which include a 32mm and 40mm diameter. Optional tapered Aluminum cups are available for sample briquettes. The maximum pellet or briquette thickness the die can produce is 9mm. The die assembly dimensions are 96mm diameter x 118mm height with a 28mm maximum sample cavity fill height and weighs just 2.7 kilograms.
The Apex Quick Release XRF Pellet Die was specifically designed for use with the Specac Atlas Auto Press Series although it is possible to adapt for use with other manual and automatic presses. Refer to this online product category for manual and automated XRF pellet presses featuring programmable linear and parabolic bleed functions. The XRF series of auto presses offer a large number of bleed combinations to eliminate or reduce fissure development commonly associated with sample briquetting. Contact REFLEX Analytical to become more familiar with the XRF pellet press specifications.