SliceMaster by Jasco Sample Preparation Tools

precision cutting from 10-200µm

SliceMaster Micro Sample Preparation Tools are compact instruments that can easily cut thin sections from 10 to 200µm. These thinly sliced specimens may be viewed with a microscope. These instruments are simple to set-up for thin section preparation for specimens such as polypropylene bottles and multi-layer paper cartons. This product was originally designed for cutting specimens for FTIR analysis but is useful for many other applications. 

The SliceMaster is available in three blade angles: vertical, angled and multi-angled. The TS-10 Pellet Slicer is for irregular sized pellets, seeds, caplets and tablets. All of the SliceMaster tools use double-edge or single edge razor blades. 

HS-1 Vertical Slicer

The HS-1 Vertical Slicer can vertically cut samples such as polypropylene bottles into 100 to 500µm sections, multi-layer paper cartons from 100 to 600µm sections, and PET samples from 150 to 400µm sections. Items such as polyester or other polymers can be sliced with a variable thickness of 100µm or greater.

1000µm Polypropylene Bottles
800µm Multi-layered Paper Cartons
600µm Polyethylene Tubes
400µm PET Bottles
200µm Polyester Cards
100µm Straws, Copy Paper, Polymide Sheets, etc.

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HK-1 Angled Slicer

The HK-1 Angled Slicer can cut samples at a 15° angle. It can cut samples of coated paper to 140µm, zip-lock bags to 100µm, hair to 80µm and snack food bags to 60µm. 

200µm Polyester Cards
160µm Coated Paper
120µm Thick Bags for Tea or Zip Locks*
80µm Hair, Instant/Snack Food Bags*
40µm Polypropylene Cartons
10µm Polyvinyl Chloride and Polyvinylidene Chloride Wrappers, Polyethylene Bags, Aluminum Foil
*Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polyester, Polyimide, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Polyvinyl Acetate, etc.

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HW-1 Multi-Angle Slicer

The HW-1 Multi-Angle Slicer can cut samples at any angle from 45° to 90°. Various types of samples can be prepared with thin section thickness of 10 to 500µm, with the ability to select the desired sample thickness.

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TS-10 Pellet Slicer

The TS-10 Pellet Slicer cuts at angles of 70° to 90° angles. The TS-10 Pellet Slicer used for cutting irregular sized pellets, seeds, caplets and tablets.

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SliceMaster Series Specifications Table

  HS-1 Vertical

HK-1 Angled
HW-1 Multi-
Angled Slicer
TS-1 Pellet
Cutting Angle
(against surface)
90° 15° 45° to 90° Stepless Variable 70° to 90°
Sample Holder Removable Body Fixed Removable Removable
Sample Stage Feed Screw Type (500 µm/l rotation: stepless adjustable)
Maximum Thickness 3mm 0.2mm 2mm 10mm
Dimensions 85mm W × 150mm D × 110mm H 95mm W × 115mm D × 65mm H 85mm W × 115mm D × 95mm H 85mm W x 120mm D x 110mm H
Weight approx 730g approx 1100g approx 820g approx 1100g

Blade Angle and Cut-Off Example Table

Sample Name Sample Shape  Sample Size  Sample Cut Section Size  Blade Angle
Health Food A Round (Pellets) φ9.0mm 6.0mm 75°
Health Food B Triangle (Pellets) 9.0 x 8.0mm 4.0mm 76°
Pharmaceutical Pellets A
Round (Pellets) φ10.0mm 4.0mm 77°
Pharmaceutical B
(Cold Medicine)
Football Shape (Couplet) 13.0 x 7.0mm 5.0mm 77°
Pharmaceutical C
(Stomach Medicine)
Round (Pellets) φ10.0mm 4.0mm 76°
Food A
(Mouth Freshener)
Spherical φ2.5mm 2.5mm 90°
Food B
Round (Pellets) φ7.0mm 3.0mm 78°
Food C
(Lemon Candies)
Spherical φ4.0mm 4.0mm 90°
Food D
Spherical with Icing φ4.0mm 4.0mm 90°
Food E
Spherical φ2.5mm 2.5mm 90°
Grain A (Soba with Shells) Triangular Pyramid 7.0 x 4.0mm 4.0mm 90°
Grain B
(Wheat with Shells)
Oval 7.0 x 3.0mm 3.0mm 90°
Grain C
(Rice with Hulls)
Oval 8.0 x 3.0mm 2.0mm 90°
Industrial Products A
(O Ring)
Doughnut (Resin) φ9.0mm 1.0mm 90° (Using Liquid Nitrogen)
Industrial Products B
(Sealing Materials)
Doughnut (Resin) φ7.0mm 5.0mm 85°
Industrial Products C
(Pet Food)
Cylindrical 10.0 x 4.0mm 4.0mm 90°

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