Fast and Economical Production of Mineralogical Thin Sections

DiscoPlan - fast and economical production of mineralogical thin sections

Discoplan-TS facts

  • Reducing investment
  • Fast preparation procedures
  • Combining cutting and grinding

Discoplan-TS is a versatile precision cutting and grinding machine for fast and economical production of petrographic and ceramic thin sections. Discoplan-TS combines the cutting and grinding processes in one machine, thus reducing investments and allowing for very fast preparation procedures.

The Discoplan-TS is the cornerstone of the Struers TS-Method™ for the preparation of thin sections, using a technique that provides outstanding quality and very high reproducibility, while being very easy to use.



Precision grinding to near final thickness saves time.


Cutting and grinding combined in a single machine reduces the investment requirement.

Easy to use

Simple to operate

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DiscoPlan cutting module

Cutting Module

The left-hand side of the Discoplan-TS takes care of the cutting. A choice of two types of diamond cut-off wheels ensures perfect cutting of all materials, with a minimum of damage. The cutting module of Discoplan-TS also carries out resectioning of the specimen (cutting off surplus material) via easy fixing of the thin section in a vacuum holder, controlled by a guide-rail on the machine table.


DiscoPlan grinding module

Grinding Module

The right-hand side of the Discoplan-TS is designed for precision grinding. Automatic preparation of thin sections demands that all glass slides have exactly the same thickness, with a tolerance of a few μm. A built-in micrometer ensures extreme precision. Precision grinding to near final thickness saves final processing time.



  • Model types
  • Technical Data

Model types


Discoplan-TS precision thin section machine Discoplan-TS
Precision thin section machine. With three vacuum chucks for grinding of three glass slides of 27 x 46 mm, 28 x 48 mm, or 30 x 45 mm, or two glass slides of 1.0 x 3.0" and specimens. Including holder for cutting of rocks (75 x 75 mm), holder for cutting of standard specimens (8.0 x 20 x 30 mm), dial gauge, and recirculation cooling unit. Diamond cutoff wheels, diamond cup-wheels, and vacuum pump are ordered separately.


Technical Data


DiscoPlan-TS Technical Data Sheet


Struers Technical Data Sheets are designed to help you make the best choice of equipment for your particular purpose. You can find important information such as capacity and performance specifications, dimensions, weight, electrical data, noise levels, ambient conditions, and safety. In many cases you can also obtain an overview of accessories offering higher capacity and performance.


Struers’ equipment is in conformity with the provisions of the applicable international directives and their appurtenant standards.
Struers’ products are subject to constant product development. Therefore, we reserve the right to introduce changes to our products without notice.

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