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(8504) Tungsten Carbide Grinding Container
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(8504) Tungsten Carbide Grinding Container

Grinding container lined with tungsten carbide. Dish and lid are steel shells with tungsten carbide inserts; puck and ring are solid tungsten carbide. 6.9 in.diameter x 3.2 in. high, 29 lbs. (17.5 cm x 8 cm, 12.5 kg). Nominal volume 240 mL, recommended grinding load 20-60 mL. Includes puck, ring, dish with O-ring
gasket, and lid.

Ideal for grinding dry and brittle samples in the 8500 ShatterBox® and the 8530 ShatterBox®. Sturdier and heavier than steel so it grinds faster with less contamination. Long wearing and efficient with a high resistance to abrasion.

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  • Capable of grinding nearly anything dry and brittle in the 8500 Shatterbox® and 8530 Enclosed Shatterbox®. 
  • The most effective and versatile grinding container offered.
  • Recommended as a long-term “best buy”. 
  • High resistance to abrasion. 
  • Long-wearing and very high efficiency. 
  • Substantially harder and heavier than steel so it grinds faster and with less contamination.
  • Suitable for slurry grinding. 
  • Nominal volume 240 mL.
  • Recommended grinding load 20 – 60 ml. 
  • Typical composition: Major Elements – W, C, Co; Minor Elements – Ta, Ti, Nb.
  • Hardness: Mohs 8 1/2 + Knoop 1400 - 1800.


Overall Outer Diameter 6.9 in
Overall Height 3.2 in
Sample Capacity - Grinding 20 - 60 mL
Typical Sample Size 50 g
Resistance To Abrasion High
Major Elements W, C, Co
Minor Elements Ta, Ti, Nb
Durability Long-wearing
Hardness Mohs 8.5+, Knoop 1400 - 1800
Comparative Efficiency Very High
Slurry Grinding yes

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