Saphir 550 Grinder / Polisher 10-12in

The single wheel Saphir 550 Specimen Preparation System is a semi-automatic, 12" format machine that handles a variety of sample preparation tasks. It features single and multiple sample modes of operation and variable speeds. Repeatability is guaranteed by the programmable, touch screen control panel.

Electronically regulated pneumatic sample loading ensures the correct sample grinding and polishing force. A powerful, belt-driven wheel and sample mover head can handle large sample sizes or a high volume application. Through excellent engineering and design, the Saphir 550 is easy to maintain and provides all the features that other machines consider options.

  • Videos
  • Features
  • Specs
  • SA550 Trailer (1 min)

    Watch our 1 minute movie trailier starring the new SA550 metallographic grinder polisher machine! Once you're fully intrigued, you can move on to the full, online demo below!

    SA550 Online Demonstration (15 min)

    Watch a detailed and thorough online demo of the Saphir 550, presented by Garry Poirier of Mager Scientific. This video will answer ALL your questions about this fantastic metallographic grinder polisher machine!

    SA550 Designed for Manual Lapping (1 min)

    The SA550 can also be configured for Manual Lapping by ordering the Rubin 540 polishing head. Check out this quick video to see how it works.

    QATM Pneumatic Sample Leveling Press (1 min 30 sec)

    Take a look at the Pneumatic Sample Leveling Press by QATM. This device helps with that tricky problem of getting all your samples level in a sample holder by using 90 psi pressure to keep that sample in place! Level samples means less grinding time, saving you time and consumables.

    Custom Sample Holders (2:18)

    See examples of custom sample holders manufactured by QATM. Let us know if you're interested in designing one of your own to maximize the throughput and efficiency of your lab.

    Easy Spanner Sample Holder (1:09)

    Locking and unlocking your sample into the holder just got a lot easier. Watch how now!

    The Vario Sample Holder (2:06)

    The Vario sample holder is designed to give you maximum flexibility for working with large, unmounted samples. See how easy it can be!

  • Touch Screen

    Intuitive graphic color display provides simple navigation, capacity to store unlimited programs and password protection.

    Dosing System

    Full programmability of all preparation parameters, including optional Automatic Diamond Dosing Levels, ensures repeatability.


    Automatic Disc Cooling

    LED Illumination

  • Specifications

    Wheel / Disc Size:

    250, 300 mm / 10, 12"

    Wheel / Disc Format:

    Plain, Magnetic Disc, VacuJet

    Wheel Speed:

    50 - 450 rpm, Variable


    Automatic Diamond Dosing
    Controlled Removal
    VacuJet System
    SystemLab Furniture


    22 x 26 x 29"


    200 lbs


    110V 60 Hz, 1 Phase
    220V 60 Hz 1 Phase

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