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 3mm to 160 mm 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 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.
Aerospace grade hardened stainless steel
Optically polished anvils