IR and XRF Sample Preparation with Hydraulic Assisted Presses

The AtlasTM Autotouch Presses 8T, 15T, 25T & 40T are programmable, microprocessor controlled, power assisted hydraulic presses, operating to apply a maximum of 8, 15, 25 & 40 Ton loads respectively.


The presses can be used with dies provided by Specac, and other sample preparation accessories, and can hold samples with diameters up to 200 mm. The applied load is automatically applied and released by the system and can either be ran for a specified time or indefinitely.

Control over load application is achieved via a touch screen display, which also provides information on the press data in real time, as well as an alarm to indicate the end of a load cycle. Programming is easy to achieve via the touch screen, which has guided prompts and can be operated in your choice of language.

AtlasTM Autotouch Presses

AtlasTM Autotouch Presses can be used to prepare a variety of samples. The presses have a large pressing face to face distance of 155 mm and, when used with Specac evacuable dies, can be used to produce KBr disks for IR analysis.

If AtlasTM Lightweight Dies are used, the presses can be used to prepare samples for XRF analysis. Additionally, The AtlasTM Autotouch Presses can also be used to produce thin film substrates of polymers when used alongside a heated top plate, though this option is not available with the 40 T model.

The presses power supply conforms to European regulations, with PETG safety guards, and runs very quietly – producing less than 62 dB of noise.

Key Features

  • Color touch screen control with LED backlight control
  • Maintain load applied from an automatic “top up”
  • Fully CE marked
  • Integral high clarity PETG safety guards
  • Programmable Microprocessor controlled pressure application and release
  • End of cycle alarm or indication
  • Multi-lingual display option (English, German, French, Spanish and Italian)
  • Fully compatible with all Specac sample preparation accessories*

*Note: The 40 ton version is not compatible with the Atlas Heated Platens


This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Specac.

For more information on this source, please visit Specac.


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