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Fusion Machine Suppliers Across the World

Every day, thousands of researchers worldwide entrust fusion machine suppliers with their sample preparation. Fusion machine suppliers play a vital role in ensuring that fusion machines are capable of quick, straightforward and – most importantly – consistent results. In this blog, we explore how fusion machines work, their benefits, and the different technologies that fusion machine suppliers use to prepare XRF and ICP analysis samples.

What is a fusion machine?

Fusion machines are used to prepare solid samples in “fused bead” or “fused disc” form for analysis via x-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy or inductively coupled plasma (ICP) spectroscopy.

Before fusion takes place, the sample must be ground into a fine powder. This powder is...

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Key Uses of a Hydraulic Press

Hydraulics is a technology that leverages the physical properties of fluids to exert mechanical forces in engineering, industrial, scientific and other applications.

Hydraulic presses, in particular, are used in a wide range of industries to assemble, bend, crush, or otherwise alter the shapes of materials. A hydraulic press — also known as a Bramah press — is a machine that uses synthetic, water or petroleum-based fluids to move a cylinder for the purpose of generating a compressive force1. Laboratories use hydraulic presses to prepare samples for analysis.

This blog will outline the principles of operation behind a hydraulic press and present some useful applications.

What is a Hydraulic Press?

A hydraulic press is a machine ...

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What is a Laboratory Crusher Used For?

Laboratory crushers, also known as jaw crushers, are devices used to reduce solid samples like rocks or crystals into powder or dust. Crushers are used for a range of applications and processes, here we outline some of the key characteristics of crushers and their uses.

How Does a Laboratory Crusher Work?

The key mechanism of laboratory particle size reduction is the jaw crusher. This machine uses a fixed plate with a mechanically operated gyrating plate. The plates are arranged in a funnel shape with a wider opening for the feed at the top and a narrow discharge at the bottom. The plates move against each other in a rocking motion, crushing samples and moving towards the discharge area.

Key Applications for Jaw Crushers 


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