Materials Science (NW) Ltd is based in the UK and has built up a World-wide reputation over 40 years for the manufacture of high quality, competitively priced, laboratory equipment for the sectioning and preparation of specimens in Metallurgical, Materials Science and (more recently) Medical, Dental and Forensic laboratories.

Victoria House
15 Craven Terrace
Kirkgate
SETTLE
BD24 9DB
England
Phone:
+44(0)1729-822327
Fax:
+44(0)1729-824500
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Turret Vice

The turret machine vice comprises two parts; the removable vice and the turret which is bolted to the support bracket

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Code: 534/600

The turret machine vice comprises two parts; the removable vice and the turret which is bolted to the support bracket. The vice is 60mm wide and the maximum opening of the jaws is 45mm.

The removable vice can be locked to, or be unlocked from, the turret, by turning the locking screw. It can also be rotated through 360 and secured at any position using the locking screw. Samples can be positioned accurately in the vice jaws in "operator friendly" conditions away from the cutting head.

The vice jaws are grooved vertically and horizontally so that round sections can be secured firmly in these planes. Irregular samples are held more firmly than is possible in plain jaws.

The jaws are slotted at their ends to allow samples to be held at both sides of a slit to be made by wirecutting. This eliminates a problem, sometimes encountered where the sample is held at one point only, when the section being cut off tends to change position during machining and either traps the electrode, or is eroded by it in an uncontrolled manner. "Fishing" in the dielectric tank for a small cut-off is avoided.

The mounting holes in the support bracket have been positioned to provide the maximum scope for location of the turret vice and other sample holders Additional holes can be made by the operator.