›Sample Transfer & Manipulation
The sample transfer system uses thin (0.04 (1mm)) thick sample plates with six sawtooth shaped ramps, profiled on the plate's edge. The sample transfer probe is fitted with a fork consisting of three tab shaped spring fingers positioned radially on a barrel. The sample plate locks onto the fork by rotating the forks fingers over three of the six ramps. When the fork is rotated, the locking fingers slide up the ramps to stops. The plate is gripped by the spring fingers, holding it tight to the barrel of the fork.