Sealing a sample in the Compression Gland Cover

If your instrument is fitted with the Compression Gland Cover you can use this system or you can also use the standard system of various sized gaskets, inserts and insertion tools. The Compression Gland Cover allows the user to seal samples up to 1/4 inch in diameter quickly using the following method:

Sealing a sample in the Compression Gland Cover PMS Instruments

You have by now a cut sample and are ready to introduce it to the Compression Gland Cover

Sealing a sample in the Compression Gland Cover PMS Instruments

Insert the cut end of the sample from the bottom part of chamber lid

Sealing a sample in the Compression Gland Cover PMS Instruments

Slide sample through hole so that it sticks out other side of lid

Sealing a sample in the Compression Gland Cover PMS Instruments

Sample should pass through lid by about 1/16” to 1/4”

Sealing a sample in the Compression Gland Cover PMS Instruments

Twist the Compression Screw so that the rubber squeezes and hold the sample (do not overtighten as it can damage sample)

Sealing a sample in the Compression Gland Cover PMS Instruments

Slide leafy side of sample into chamber

Sealing a sample in the Compression Gland Cover PMS Instruments

Push down and turn to lock lid onto chamber

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