Say goodbye to manual cleaning.

Lavamin facts

  • Effective cleaning unit for specimens
  • Automatic cleaning and drying
  • High volume of single specimens
  • Stand-alone cleaning unit
  • Compact
  • Easy to use
  • Safe

Lavamin is an innovative, stand-alone cleaning unit for specimens in Struers specimen holders and mover plates up to 160 mm in diameter.

Conventional specimen preparation demands a time-consuming manual cleaning process between preparation steps. Lavamin is a fully automatic cleaning unit that frees the user from standing at the sink, cleaning specimens with soap, flushing them with alcohol, and drying them. The unit takes up very little space and can be installed in just five minutes.

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Fully automated – perfect cleaning every time

Lavamin uses a patent-pending and automated process with a combination of ultrasound and water rinsing, followed by high-speed spin drying. A choice of three programs enables the user to choose the best procedure, depending on the grinding or polishing process, to achieve a perfect result every time.

Faster cleaning – higher productivity

The fully automated cleaning process saves up to 20 percent of the total preparation time and eliminates the need to move specimens to the sink for manual cleaning. This leaves time to change the preparation surface and be ready for the next step in the preparation cycle.

No cleaning agents – no environmental footprint

A careful rinsing process using only ultrasound and water, followed by high-speed spinning, enables fully effective cleaning without the use of cleaning agents and alcohol. Users are spared from the effects of soap and alcohol, while the environmental impact of cleaning is minimized.

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  • Lavamin three cleaning programs

    Three cleaning programs

    Three cleaning programs
  • Lavamin High speed drying process

    High speed drying process

    High speed drying process
  • Lavamin No use of soap

    No use of soap

    No use of soap
  • Lavamin No use of alcohol

    No use of alcohol

    No use of alcohol


Model types


Lavamin Automatic Cleaning

Specimen cleaning unit for cleaning of specimen holders up to 160 mm dia. and for individual specimens in specimen mover plates for Tegramin-25, -30, TegraForce-5, and RotoForce-4. Levelling unit, retention rings in 25 mm / 1.0", 30 mm / 1.0", 40 mm / 1.0", and 50 mm / 2.0" dia., and rubber mats are included.

1.0 x 200-220 V or 1.0 x 100-110 V / 50-60 Hz 06236117
1.0 x 220-240 V or 1.0 x 110-120 V / 50-60 Hz 06236119

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.

Technical Data

Lavamin 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.

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Ensuring certainty with Struers tailored support services

To optimize your processes, enhance your quality control performance and ensure equipment availability, we offer a wide range of services, training and support.

From preventive maintenance to training and process analysis, our Service Plans, Service Packages and Single Services are delivered by experienced technical service engineers and application specialists – and can be tailored to match your needs.

Correct preparation solutions

"True structures require proper and correct applications. Different material properties require broad application knowledge. Struers application specialists are experts in optimizing preparation methods, because application knowledge is necessary to select the correct preparation solutions. Your material – our application solutions.”

Birgitte Nielsen
Application Specialist, Struers ApS

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XPS Consulting & Testwork Services is a licensed metallurgical engineering and testwork business that includes mineralogical and materials characterization. We have used Struers’ sample preparation equipment and lab consumables for almost 20 years and are very satisfied with the quality of the products and the support they provide to us. As a consulting firm, we strive to produce the highest quality results for our customers, and the Struers’ products have assisted us in reaching that goal. XPS Consulting & Testwork Services (Canada) Patricia Stack Mineral Science Department
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The backbone of our quality assurance program, our Struers laboratory promotes ease of use, resulting in high output and efficient use of our human resources and huge time savings. In my opinion, Struers equipment provides the most efficient and consistent method for examining the quality of our fastener products. Ideal Fasteners Pty. Ltd. (Australia) Neville Deutscher Managing Director
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My relationship with Struers dates back over many years. The reason is their expert advice, good service, and their use of our application laboratory in the case of difficult questions that are best resolved on-site. WWU Münster, Institut für Planetologie Ursula Heitmann Mineral Specimen Preparer