ICL’s Laboratory Presses for KBr Pellets, Tabletop Presses, KBr Pellet Die Kits, Desktop Presses, Hydraulic Presses, Automated Presses and other Spectroscopic Accessories for Sample Preparation
ICL’s Port-A-Press™ is the most economical, full-scale, KBr pellet press on the market, and it produces pellets that are as transparent as those made with a 12 ton hydraulic press.
This press is an arbor style press which uses the same 7mm, 4mm and 2mm die sets as are utilized with ICL’s Quick Press and Port-A-Press™.
ICL’s patented E-Z Press™ hydraulic lab presses feature a unique lightweight ergonomic design. All E-Z Press™ models weigh less than 90 pounds due to ICL’s patented unibody construction.
ICL’s 1 & 2 Ton E-Z Presses™ feature the same unibody construction and features common to our E-Z Press™ line, but we have redesigned these presses to maximize the sensitivity of the press for exact reproducibility of applied force.
The 2 ton high profile E-Z Press™ incorporates the same wine press design as our standard 1 and 2 ton presses (0012-7417 & 0012-7760), but it also has a larger 5 ¼” daylight opening and a larger sample compartment to enable use of the press with Wood apparatus intrinsic dissolution dies and other applications requiring a larger daylight opening.
The Digital Load Cell E-Z Press™ provides real time calibrated force readings displayed in a large, bright digital readout. These laboratory presses are available in 1000 and 5000 pound versions.
The 30 and 40 ton versions of ICL’s new Air-EZ™ add a pneumatic drive to the comparable size manual E-Z Press™ and feature the same unique lightweight, ergonomic design.
The water cooled heated platens have a 4″ (100mm) diameter aluminum pressing surface that will heat a sample from ambient to 400°C in less than 15 minutes.
The manually controlled 6″ x 6″ heated platens are of steel or aluminum construction and have an operating temperature range of 150° to 500°F (65° to 260°C) for aluminum and steel.
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 Wood apparatus for intrinsic dissolution testing was originally developed by Dr. John Wood in 1963. The apparatus enables the calculation of the dissolution rate per centimeter squared of the intrinsic ingredients of pharmaceutical products. ICL has brought its extensive experience in the manufacture of dies and presses for laboratory applications to bear to produce an improved version of the Wood intrinsic dissolution apparatus.
ICL’s popular Econo Cards are an ideal vehicle for mounting KBr pellets and polymer films or for use with disposable polyethylene IR transmission windows.
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.
The 4″ diameter polished platens are useful for making large diameter polymer films. The platens are made from 1/2″ thick 316SS. Platen surfaces are polished to a mirror finish.
All column presses are manually operated and have safety shields, adjustable daylight openings and pressure gauges calibrated in both pounds and metric tons.
The Auto Pellet Presses are designed specifically for automating the pellet making and briquetting process for FTIR and XRF spectroscopy.
The EZ-Squeeze™ synthetic type II diamond compression cell is a wonderful tool for making transmission samples from materials that can be compressed into a transparent sample with moderate force.