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The Super-Size Cutter Maximizes Cutting Efficiency and Quality of Large Samples 

Esslingen, Germany… Buehler, an ITW Company launched the AbrasiMet XL Pro™ large abrasive cutter at Control 2019 to provide consistency and repeatability in cutting large samples for production environments. The AbrasiMet XL Pro allows the sectioning of high-quality cut samples with a diameter up to 7in [178mm] which is best in class for an 18” cutter. It also has a 10kW motor, the most powerful motor on the market for this size abrasive cutter, and utilizes 14in [355mm] to 18in [457mm] blades. Quality control lab technicians in the automotive, aerospace, metals and other manufacturing will minimize processing times and ensure consistency and repeatability while enhancing the quality of their cut samples with the AbrasiMet XL Pro. Its durable design, intuitive user interface and optimized chamber will make it the ideal cutter for customers using Chop, Y-feed or Planar cutting types.

The AbrasiMet XL Pro™ Meets Rigorous Demands of High Volume Quality Control 

A touchscreen user interface with programmable methods reduces the time spent setting up for a cut by saving of cut parameters. This includes blade size, cutting type, serial cutting and chamber wash-down. When processing a variety of parts, users can quickly load the specific program for their sample and begin cutting.

Accuracy in Alignment and Serial Sectioning. The cutter has movement tracking system to allow for precise cutting parameters and a green laser for easy X-alignment. One joystick controls all three-axis movement of the cutting arm and t-slot table which allows the blade to be precisely positioned. With precise X, Y and Z movement of the blade, multiple cuts can be made with one programmed cut.

Save time changing blades with the self-tightening lock nut. The only tool needed for changing a blade is your hand, eliminating the time and effort needed to find the right wrench and remove the lock nut with the added benefit of minimizing the risk of injury.

Easy to clean with the newly designed recirculation system that simplifies cleaning. A secondary filtration tank with a stationary filtering screen collects swarf which users can clean without changing out any coolant. Gone are the days of struggling to clean and empty a large and hard to remove tank.

Large windows and bright LED lighting allow users to observe the cutting process and quickly detect if the cutting process needs to be adjusted.

Sarah Beranek, Global Director of Innovation, explains, “Buehler designed the heavy duty large sectioning machine, so it is easy for the user to load parts, fast to perform a cut and simple to clean. We made sure the machine is robust, so it can handle our customers’ needs. All of this has resulted in a great machine that customers love.”

Buehler is a leading provider of scientific equipment, supplies, consumables and analysis techniques for use in materials preparation, image analyses and hardness testing. Buehler products cross a wide variety of industries, including Primary Metals, Automotive, Aerospace and Defense, Electronics, Medical, Energy and more. For more information visit



ITW Test & Measurement GmbH

Buehler has been a manufacturer of scientific instruments and supplies for cross-sectional material testing since more than 80 years.

Buehler is a division of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), and is based in Lake Bluff, Illinois.  ITW is a global, Fortune 200 company and global industrial manufacturer of value-added consumables and specialty equipment with related service businesses. Buehler is a premier manufacturer of scientific equipment and supplies for use in materials analysis with offices in nine countries, sales distribution in over 100 countries, and over 45 Buehler Solutions Centers.

Buehler is a manufacturer of scientific instruments & supplies for cross-sectional material testing. Buehler sectioning, mounting, grinding and polishing, imaging and analysis and hardness testing equipment along with consumables are used by metallurgical, metallography, petrography, research & development, university laboratories, quality control departments and failure analysis facilities for the analysis of all types of materials, including ceramics, composites, semiconductors, metals, rocks and minerals, and plastics. Buehler is well established as the world’s leading supplier of metallographic sample preparation and analysis instruments, equipment, consumable supplies and application solutions.

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