SimpliMet® 4000 Compression Mounting Press

SimpliMet 4000

Compression Hot Mounting Machine

The SimpliMet 4000 Compression Mounting press is a robust hot mounting machine, engineered to craft high quality mounts ranging from 1 to 1.5 in or 25 to 50mm for metric. This machine prioritizes user-friendliness and rapid cycle time to keep your process moving. Additionally, the Duplex spacer allows users to produce two mounts in a single cycle. Complement your machine with Buehler’s compression mounting media for unmatched results.

SimpliMet 4000 Key Benefits

Rapid Cycle and High Throughput
  • SmartCool feature actively monitors for safe handling temperature, reducing cooling time to a minimum
  • Mold design with high efficiency heating and cooling elements reduces cycle time
  • Duplex spacer enables the machine to create 2 fully cured mounts in one cycle without increasing time
User-Friendly and Versatile
  • Intuitive control panel for easy learning and operation
  • Simple, low effort top cap closure
  • Status bar gives real-time feedback on cycle progress
  • Single-button operation for curing transparent mounting media and other thermoplastics
  • PreLoad option protects delicate samples
Compact footprint
  • 12.25in [311mm] width saves benchtop space
  • Multiple machines can be conveniently lined up side by side in higher volume environments, optimizing space usage


SimpliMet 4000
Part Number Voltage Request a Quote
20-1011-5001 with 1in Mold 85-264VAC,50/60Hz Request a Quote
20-1011-5025 with 25mm Mold 85-264VAC, 50/60Hz Request a Quote
20-1011-5125 with 1.25in Mold 85-264VAC, 50/60Hz Request a Quote
20-1011-5030 with 30mm Mold 85-264VAC, 50/60Hz Request a Quote
20-1011-5150 with 1.5in Mold 85-264VAC, 50/60Hz Request a Quote
20-1011-5040 with 40mm Mold 85-264VAC, 50/60Hz Request a Quote
20-1011-5050 with 50mm Mold 85-264VAC, 50/60Hz Request a Quote


SimpliMet 4000
Operation Automatic Electrohydrolics
Mounting Mold Sizes English: 1in, 1.25in, 1.5in
Metric: 25mm, 30mm, 40mm, 50mm
Mounting Parameters
Pressure 1000 – 4400psi(70 – 300bars) operational pressure range +/- 10%
Adjustable in 50psi (5bar) increments
Preload pressure function applies gradual presssure for delicate specimens 350psi (24bar)
Heat Time User Selectable time from 1-20 minutes
Heating Tempurature 120° F – 420° F (50° C – 220° C) operation tempurature range
Heating Power 1500 Watt@115VAC / 1900 Watt@230VAC
Cooling Time User Selectable or Smart Cool
User Selectable time from 1-30 minutes
Adjustable in 10 second increments
Smart Cool Intelligent cooling system automatically cools until sample temperature reaches 40°C
Thermoplasmic Function Automatically sets correct parameters fro thermoplastic resins such as TransOptic TM and cools the mount in a contolled, linear fashion appropriate for the mounting media
Noise Level Max 62 dB maximum at 1 meter from the front of the machine, while raising and lowering the ram with the mold closure open
Working Environment Tempurature: 40° F to 104° F / 5° C to 40° C
Humidity: 30 – 90% humidity, non-condensing
Voltage/Frequency 85-264VAC, 50/60Hz 1 phase
Water inlet 1/4in OD tubing or 3/8in OD tubing
Water Outlet Drain: 1/4in ID x 1/3in OD hose
Vent: 1/4in ID x 1/2in OD hose
Length 26.00in [660mm]
Length from rear of machine to front feet 21.25in [540mm]
Width 12.25in [311mm]
Height Closed 19.62in 498mm
Height Open 20.62in [524mm]
Weight 120lbs 54kg
Compliance CE, PSE, RoHS, WEEE
Consumables and Accessories

for Compression or Castable Mounting

Support Clips, Additives and Mixing Cups
Related Products

Epoxy Vacuum System

Product Literature
Compression Mounting Guide
Compression Mounting Guide
SimpliMet 4000 Brochure English
SimpliMet 4000 Brochure
Buehler Product Catalog
Buehler Product Catalog
Buehler Latest
Green Practices in Metallography
Green Practices in Metallography Webinar

Sustainability is important to Buehler and its employees. We continue to challenge ourselves to reduce our environmental impact adding new programs each year and planning for continuous improvement. Our comprehensive recycling program prevents 70,000 lbs. of carboard, plastic, paper, and metals from going to our landfills. Our electricity is 100% zero emission powered by solar (33%), hydroelectric (33%), and wind (34%).

Buehler Product Catalog
Buehler Product Catalog

Buehler is a division of Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and is based in Lake Bluff, Illinois. Our company’s legacy comprises groundbreaking designs including the first commercially available mounting press, the first Rockwell hardness tester and we were the first to automate polishing. This same forward-looking spirit, combined with a strong understanding of lab priorities, continues to inform how we serve our customers world-wide.

Optimize Your Sectioning Webinar

This webinar will focus on the Sectioning/Cutting step of material preparation for analysis: the goals of this step, our recommendations for how to avoid the potential pitfalls, and some of the solutions that Buehler offers to ensure good results and improve your process.

Protect your Investment
Protect your Investment

Protect your investment with Buehler’s Service Plans. Keep your lab up and running with access to wear part kits and your machine being services by one of our highly trained Service Technicians.

Properly maintaining your equipment will ensure consistent performance , minimize downtime and reduce the likelihood of costly repairs.

Quick Links
Quickly access important info or visit our E-Shop. Buehler is represented in Canada by Opti-Tech Scientific.
Buehler Literature

Visit our literature section

Buehler Tools

View our tools and training

Buehler Service

Contact Buehler Service

Buehler eShop

Visit Opti-Tech's E-Shop

Buehler an ITW Company
Buehler Products