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Quick Press KBr Pellet Kit

The Quick Press is a hand press for making transparent KBr pellets (discs) with diameters of 7mm, 4mm or 2mm. The Quick Press uses the principal of toggle action to apply very high pressure with minimal force. The KBr pellet is formed using only the pressure of a firm handshake applied steadily to the handle. The KBr powder/sample matrix is poured into the hole in the stainless steel collar into which the shorter of the two anvils has first been inserted. The longer second anvil is then inserted in the collar and the assembly is placed into the press handle. Pressure is applied to the sample by squeezing the handle. When the anvils are removed from the collar the KBr pellet is retained inside of the collar. The collar is then simply mounted in a “V” shaped holder that will fit into the standard 2" x 3" slide mount of any spectrophotometer. After the sample has been analyzed the pellet can be rinsed out of the collar with water or it can be ejected and saved using the long anvil and the optional pellet extractor. The Quick Press comes with a 7mm die set. There are optional 4mm and 2mm dies. The anvils of the 7mm die sets are made from hardened aerospace grade nickel based alloy. The face of each anvil is optically polished to a scratch free mirror finish. Optional packages of ten (10), twenty (20) or thirty collars (30) are available as extra sample mounts. Two (2) piece collars with 13mm (1/2”) diameter sections are available for mounting in automated carousels. The die sets are interchangeable with those used in ICL’s Port-A-Press™ (Part No. 0012-188) and Mini-Arbor desk top press (Part No. 0012-6904). There is an optional combination pellet extractor/ KBr funnel. ICL dies can be used in Spectra-Tech, Wilmad, Pike, P-E and Buck hand presses.

Part No. Description Price
0012-4586 KBr Quick Press Kit, complete with 7mm die set and holder $849.00
0012-4977 KBr Quick Press Handle Only w/o Die Set $699.00
0012-189 Die Set–7mm $157.00
0012-191 Die Set–4mm $179.00
0012-190 Die Set–2mm $179.00
0012-5048 7mm long anvil $103.00
0012-5068 7mm short anvil $103.00
0012-1378 7mm collar $85.00
0012-4125 4mm collar $89.00
0012-4126 2mm collar $89.00
0012-4706 10 pack of 7mm collars/KBr pellet mounts $419.00
0012-6678 20 pack of 7mm collars/KBr pellet mounts $649.00
0012-6679 30 pack of 7mm collars/KBr pellet mounts $749.00
0012-192 Pellet Extractor/Funnel Combination


0012-7685 Two (2) piece collar with 13mm insert for automatic carousel mounting RFQ
0012-4607 Sample Holder to mount collars containing pellets in 2" x 3" slide mount of spectrophotometer $132.00
0011-8966 Premium Grade FTIR SpectroGrade™ KBr powder, 100 grams $99.00
0009-4162 Micro spatula for KBr powder $29.00