Hitachi table top SEM - specimen holders and stubs
Labtech offers a extensive range of EM-Tec specimen holders and stubs compatible with Hitachi table top SEMs; models TM4000, TM4000plus, TM3030plus, TM3030, TM3000, TM1000.
Table top SEMs are increasingly popular and can increase productivity in busy labs with their ability to quickly examine a multitude of samples and unlock more applications. Hitachi TM series table top SEMs include X/Y stage movement of 35mm and allows for a maximum height of 55mm. The standard sample stage provides X/Y movements and Z adjustment, but tilt and rotation are optionally available. The current selection of the EM-Tec sample holders and stubs, which are all compatible with the Hitachi TM series standard stage, include:
- EM-Tec TM30 stage adapter kit for Hitachi TM series table top SEMs
- EM-Tec sample holders for the Hitachi TM series table top SEMs
- EM-Tec S-Clip holders on Hitachi stubs
- EM-Tec M4 cylinder sample stubs up to 32mm diameter
- EM-Tec Hitachi stub adapters for pin stubs and JEOL mounts
1 - EM-Tec TM30 stage adapter kit for the Hitachi TM series table top SEMs :
EM-Tec TM30 stage adapter is fully compatible with Hitachi TM table top SEMs : TM3030plus, TM3030, TM3000 and TM1000. It is intended as a replacement or as an additional stage adapter; this is useful if special sample holders are used and the stage adapter is mounted on the holder. It consists of three parts:
- stage adapter insert with female M6 thread
- stage adapter pillar with male M6 threaded (adjustable height)
- aluminium M6 locking ring.
Each of these parts is fully compatible with the existing Hitachi stage adapter for the TM series. Included is an M4 screw on top of pillar to attach the Hitachi M4 stubs or M4 threaded sample holders. Useful as additional or replacement stage adapter for the Hitachi TM series table top SEMs. Fully compatible with all EM-Tec SEM sample holders with M4 threaded hole.
2 – EM-Tec sample holders for the Hitachi TM series table top SEMs
EM-Tec sample holders for the Hitachi TM4000, TM4000plus, TM3030plus, TM3030, TM3000 and TM1000 are fully compatible and take into account the stage movements of the original Hitachi stage with X/Y movements of 35mm each way. With EM-Tec holders, tilt can be added to the sample movements. EM-Tec sample holders enable quick and secure holding of samples without the use of adhesives.
EM-Tec HGS10 swivel head sample holder is made from gold plated brass to enable easy cleaning and to resist contamination. Maximum sample thickness is 10mm; sample is clamped with two thumb screws. Sample can be clamped from opposite ways. This swivel holder allows for full 90° tilt both ways. Holder size is 28x16x32mm x M4 (each)
EM-Tec VS12 compact single action spring-loaded vice holder for up to 12mm- M4 (each). The vice is opened by pushing the moving vice jaw with a push rod. The push rod can be removed when the holder is loaded in the SEM. Dowel pins can be inserted in the fixed and moving jaws to increase the opening to a specimen size up to 18mm diameter or to hold awkwardly shaped specimens; 4 dowel pins are included. Made from vacuum grade aluminium with stainless steel rods and springs.
EM-Tec VS26 compact double action spring-loaded vise holder for up to 26mm - M4 thread (each). Due to the double sided spring, this vise acts as a centering vise. The vise jaws are opened by push rods which can be remove when the sample holder is loaded in the SEM. Dowel pins can be inserted in the jaws to increase sample size up to 34mm diameter or to hold irregular shaped samples; 4 dowel pin are included. Made from vacuum grade aluminium and stainless steel rods and springs.
3 – EM-Tec S-Clip holders for Hitachi TM4000, TM4000plus, TM3030plus, TM3030, TM3000 and TM1000 table top SEMs
EM-Tec S-Clips holders with the spring-loaded sample clips are compatible with the Hitachi TM4000, TM4000plus, TM3030plus, TM3030, TM3000 and TM1000 table top SEMs are available on:
- standard horizontal pin stub
- 45° and 45° /90° pin stubs
- 90° pin stubs.
They are useful to hold thin sample such as Si wafer chips, metal strips, plastic foils, etc.
4 – EM-Tec sample stubs for the Hitachi TM series table top SEMs
Hitachi table top SEMs use the standard Hitachi type specimen stubs with a M4 threaded hole in the base. Up to 32mm diameter Hitachi stubs can be used in the TM4000, TM4000plus, TM3030plus, TM3030, TM300 and TM1000 table top SEMs. The stubs can be mounted directly on the stage adapter supplied with the table top SEM or on the EM-Tec TM30 replacement stage adapter. The following types of sample stubs are available:
- Standard flat Hitachi cylinder stubs with M4 in the popular 15mm and 25.mm and 32mm diameters. Available with heights of 6 and 10mm.
- Angled Hitachi cylinder stubs with 45°, 45/90° and 90° pre-tilt surfaces.
- Dish type pin stub with 15mm diameter and recessed top for fluid samples and solutions.
For our range of M4 Hitachi stubs please click here
5 - EM-Tec SEM stub adapters for Hitachi TM4000, TM4000plus, TM3030plus, TM3030, TM3000 and TM1000 table top SEMs:
With EM-Tec SEM stub adapters, you can use the standard pin stubs and JEOL SEM stubs on the Hitachi tabletop SEMs. Quick, no need to re-mount the sample and sample integrity is safe. Also useful for using calibration standard which can be mounted on a different stub.