EcoMet® 30 Manual Grinder-Polisher

EcoMet 30

Manual Grinder-Polisher

The EcoMet 30 Manual grinder polisher machine is compatible with an 8-12in [203-305mm] platen and is ideal for fast manual grinding and polishing for small to large samples. This machine is incredibly robust while being easy to use. In addition, this machine comes in either a single or double bowl configuration so multiple users can work on samples simultaneously. Combine with premium CarbiMet grinding paper and MetaDi diamond suspension fluid for an unparalleled surface finish.

EcoMet 30 Manual Benefits

Simple and Easy to Use
  • Simple control panel for platen speed
  • Easy to remove platen
  • Combine with up to 3 automatic Burst dispensing units, allowing users to focus on other tasks during polishing
  • Double bowl on twin version allows for easy setup of multiple steps
  • Rinse and spin feature cleans the platen and polishing bowl
  • Small dimensions allow for many machines in a small space
Great for Samples of any Size
  • Great for small to large samples
  • 0.4hp [0.3kW] motor for fast processing of individual samples
  • 2 bowl machine configuration (with a 0.6hp [0.45kW] motor) for processing multiple samples or having dedicated bowls for different steps of the preparation process


EcoMet 30 Manual
Model Part Number Voltage Request a Quote
Single 49-10070 85-264VAC, 50/60Hz Request a Quote
Twin 49-10072 85-264VAC, 50/60Hz Request a Quote


EcoMet 30 Manual
  EcoMet 30 Manual Single EcoMet 30 Manual Twin
Machine Power 100-240VAC,50/60Hz,1 phase 100-240VAC,50/60Hz,1 phase
Motor Power 300W 440W
Platen Diameter 8in [203mm], 10in [254mm], 12in [305mm] 8in [203mm], 10in [254mm], 12in [305mm]
Platen Wheel Speed 50-500rpm stepless speed regulation 50-500rpm stepless speed regulation
Platen Direction Counter-Clockwise Counter-Clockwise
Water Supply Hose 0.25in [6mm] OD tube 0.25in [6mm] OD tube
Water Supply Pressure 40-100psi[2.7-6.8bar] 40-100psi[2.7-6.8bar]
Power Usage 0.64kW,5.6/2.78A @115/230VAC 0.97kW,8.5/4.1A @115/230VAC
Membrane Control Panel Knob switch Knob switch
Base Sound Rating 65dB @ 500rpm 65dB @ 500rpm
Weight Single-101.5lbs [46kg] Twin-154lbs [70kg]
Compliance CE Directives CE Directives
Consumables and Accessories

Automatic Polishing Suspension Dispensing System

Silicone Carbide Grinding Paper

Diamond Polishing Suspension

Polishing cloths for EcoMet 30

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