Evacuable KBr & Briquetting Pellet Dies

Hardened aerospace grade stainless steel is used to produce all of ICL’s die sets. The 3mm to 19mm dies are used primarily for KBr pellets for transmission analysis by IR spectroscopy, while the larger dies are most commonly used for producing briquettes for XRF spectroscopy.

The 13mm Macro-Micro die is chosen by most spectroscopists for KBr pellets, and it is available with paper inserts with a variety of small apertures (1.5, 3, 5, & 11mm) that enable the user to make micro-pellets with a 13mm die set and also provide a useful frame for mounting and storing the pellets.

All ICL dies have an upper and lower stainless steel section for ease of disassembly and they are sealed with viton seals.

For ease of use, the weight was reduced in all die sets in the 13mm to 40mm range by adding an outer shield of aluminum. This feature makes them much easier to handle than 2 piece dies made completely from stainless steel due to their lighter weight, but without sacrificing strength or durability. The dies can be evacuated with a vacuum pump to reduce the moisture in the sample. 13mm and 20mm dies are typically used with 12 to 20 ton presses, while the larger size dies are used with 20 to 40 ton presses and are most commonly used for briquetting samples for XRF analysis.

To enable preparation of the finest quality pellets and briquettes, anvils are optically polished to a mirror finish and are free from scratches or digs. All die sets in the 13mm to 40mm size range are available with optional extremely hard tungsten carbide polished anvils for use with abrasive samples.

Water jacketed dies can be used for heating and cooling solid samples, and they are available in 5mm to 40mm diameter sizes.

Features:

  • Aerospace Grade Hardened Stainless Steel
  • Optically Polished Anvils
  • Evacuable

Specifications for ICL Die Sets

Die Size3mm5mm10mm13mm16mm19mm20mm25mm32mm35mm40mm45mm
Part No.
Total
Height1
0012-6646
1.5″
38.1mm
0012-6647
2.75″
70mm
0012-6648
2.75″
70mm
0012-2477
2.83″
72mm
0012-6649
2.75″
70mm
0012-8777
2.85″
72mm
0012-5223
4.265″
108.3mm
0012-6653
4.75″
120.7mm
0012-6633
4.75″
120.7mm
0012-6634
4.75″
120.7mm
0012-6635
4.75″
120.7mm
0012-8990
5.85″
148.7mm
Plunger
Height
N/A1.37″
34.8mm
1.37″
34.8mm
1.37″
34.8mm
1.37″
34.8mm
1.33″
33.8mm
2.24″
57mm
2.24″
57mm
2.24″
57mm
2.24″
57mm
2.24″
57mm
2.76″
70mm
Base
Diameter
1.12″
28.5 mm
1.97″
50mm
1.97″
50mm
2.0″
50.8mm
1.97″
50mm
1.97″
50mm
3.54″
90mm
3.54″
90mm
3.54″
90mm
3.54″
90mm
3.54″
90mm
3.54″
90mm
Single
Anvil
Height
N/A0.25″
6.35mm
0.25″
6.35mm
0.25″
6.35mm
0.25″
6.35mm
0.27″
6.85mm
0.375″
9.5mm
0.375″
9.5mm
0.375″
9.5mm
0.375″
9.5mm
0.375″
9.5mm
0.47″
12mm
Vacuum
Tube
Diameter
0.25″
6.35mm
0.25″
6.35mm
0.25″
6.35mm
0.25″
6.35mm
0.25″
6.35mm
0.25″
6.35mm
0.25″
6.35mm
0.25″
6.35mm
0.25″
6.35mm
0.25″
6.35mm
0.25″
6.35mm
0.25″
6.35mm
Load
Limits
1/2 ton2 ton7 ton10 ton10 ton10 ton30 ton30 ton30 ton30 ton30 ton35 ton

1Add sample thickness prior to application of force for total height in confined area

Evacuable KBr & Briquetting Pellet Dies Product Options

Evacuable KBr & Briquetting Pellet Dies
Part No.DescriptionPrice
0012-66463mm KBr die set$1025.00
0012-66475mm KBr die set$1025.00
0012-76695mm SS anvils$299.00
0012-664810mm KBr die set$917.00
0012-7670Set 2 replacement SS anvils, 10mm$230.00
0012-8078Set 2 tungsten carbide anvils, 10mm$291.00
0012-247713mm KBr die set with 2 SS anvils & assorted paper inserts for micro sample$507.00
0012-4509Set 2 replacement SS anvils, 13mm$187.00
0012-5113Set 2 tungsten carbide anvils, 13mm$256.00
0012-664916mm KBr die Set with 2 SS anvils, 16mm$939.00
0012-6650Set 2 replacement SS anvils,16mm$247.00
0012-6651Set 2 tungsten carbide anvils, 16mm$323.00
0012-877719mm die set with 2 SS anvils; Low profile fits 12 ton EZ Press$971.00
0012-8779Set 2 replacement SS anvils, 19mm$323.00
0012-522320mm die set with 2 SS anvils$1675.00
0012-6652Set 2 replacement SS anvils, 20mm$334.00
0012-6907Set 2 tungsten carbide anvils, 20mm$377.00
0012-665325mm die set with 2 SS anvils$1727.00
0012-6654Set 2 replacement SS anvils, 25mm$377.00
0012-6655Set 2 tungsten carbide anvils, 25mm$399.00
0012-663332mm die set with 2 SS anvils$1781.00
0012-6656Set 2 replacement SS anvils, 32mm$409.00
0012-6657Set 2 tungsten carbide anvils, 32mm$431.00
0012-663435mm die set with 2 SS anvils$2159.00
0012-6658Set 2 replacement SS anvils, 35mm$539.00
0012-6659Set 2 tungsten carbide anvils, 35mm$582.00
0012-663540mm die set with 2 SS anvils$2321.00
0012-6660Set 2 replacement SS anvils, 40mm$557.00
0012-6661Set 2 tungsten carbide anvils, 40mm$593.00
0012-899045mm die set with 2 SS anvils$2915.00
0012-8996Set 2 replacement SS anvils, 45mm$1079.00

Water Jacketed Dies for Heating & Cooling Compressed Samples

Our water jacketed dies enable heating and cooling of solid samples while they are under pressure, and are particularly useful when electrical appliances cannot be used. For heating, boiling water is passed through the inlet flow tube and circulated through the water jacket.

Cold water can likewise be circulated through the water jacket for cooling. Water jacketed dies come complete with the die, the water jacket and a pair of hardened polished anvils. Anvils are interchangeable with our 5mm to 40mm die sets.

Precision Thickness Film Maker & Thin Film Making Kits For Polymers

The ICL Precision Thickness Film Maker is available with several film making kits and as a stand alone accessory for use with other lab presses. It is designed to hot press polymer films to precise thicknesses of 15, 25, 50, 100, 250 & 500 microns.

It can be used in conjunction with either ICL’s 6″ x 6″ thermostat controlled heated platens (0012-4612) or the temperature controlled, water cooled heated platens with digital temperature controller (0012-6664).

The Precision Thickness Film Maker and the heated platens can be combined as complete kits with the 20 ton E-Z Press™ , the 20 ton Air-EZ™ and the 12 ton Mini “C” Column press.

The Precision Thickness Film Maker produces thin films which are highly reproducible from sample to sample using hardened steel spacers to separate the two (2) mirror finish optically polished surfaces of the special anvils.

The entire assembly and the sample are placed between heated platens, heated to close to the softening point and pressed with a hydraulic press to form the film. By using matte finished foil inserts between the anvils, interference fringes can be avoided.

Excess sample runs off into a trough to prevent interference with the formation of the film. A water cooled chamber is provided into which the entire assembly with the film can be inserted for cooling after the film has been pressed.

For those making films from soluble polymers, we urge you to take a look at the Roto-Film™.