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Spex SamplePrep 8550 Shatterbox

Spex SamplePrep 8550 Shatterbox

SPEX SamplePrep | Material Characterization, Sample Preparation - Inorganic

The Spex ShatterBox®is a versatile ring and puck mill that can crush and grind many types and sizes of samples with minimal sample loss and increased safety. Our 8550 ShatterBox features an automated dish positioning system and locking system for ease of use and greater flexibility. The versatility of sample containers allows for grinding a wide range of sample amounts (5 g up to 150 g).

Samples include:cement, superalloy, granite, glass,sand, slag, ceramics, seeds, grains, pigments and catalyst supports.


Stores up to 10 customizable grinding methods
Accommodates various grinding dishes
Industrial-grade modular electronics
Robust IP65 rated industrial interface
Dedicated PLC-based programming
Single-phase power, no separate power supply
Multilingual interface
USB-upgradeable firmware
Automated door opening
Electronically controlled, fully reproducible grinding methods with networking (ethernet) capabilities
Dual-locking safety door
Real-time monitoring of clamping force
Sound-insulated steel cabinet
Lockable caster wheels


Weight (without grinding container) 440 lb (200 kg)
Dimensions 26.6 in (67.5 cm) width x 26 in (66 cm) depth x 54.3 in (138 cm) height
Electrical 115 V / 60 Hz (10-amp fuse) or 230 V / 50-60 Hz (5-amp fuse)
Motor 1/2 HP, 1200 rpm (maximum speed)
Ambient Temperature 40-90 °F (4-35 °C)
Humidity 0-95%
Operating Rate 800–1200 rpm. (1050 rpm max for Tungsten Carbide Dish)


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