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Tongs, Tweezers and Forceps

Transferring your carefully prepared sample to your analyser safely and without contamination is an important task. Which tongs or tweezers are most suitable for your sample containment?

Tongs for large crucibles (23mm or greater in diameter)

Typically used with ceramic crucibles. Long and wide handled; allows for use of heat protective gloves. See Fig.1

Part Number


Tongs length (mm)*


Stainless steel tongs



Platinum tipped tongs



Stainless steel tongs


Suitable crucibles are 23mm or greater diameter

C4065,  Porous crucible

C4218,  Large ceramic crucible
C4220,  Ceramic crucible
C4500,  Ceramic crucible
C4516,  Ready-to-use crucible


Tweezers for medium crucibles (14-22mm in diameter)

Shorter in length with wooden handle pads, these stainless steel tweezers are typically used in Inorganic, Macro and Nitrogen protein analysis. See Fig.2

Part Number


Tweezer length (mm)*


Crucible tweezers


Suitable crucibles are 14 to 22mm diameter

C1053,  Crucible, silica

C1054,  Removable swarf crucible

C3058,  Ceramic Crucible

C1141,  Porous ceramic insert

C3064,  Metal crucible
C4619,  Graphite crucible


Tweezers for small crucibles (under 14mm diameter) 

See Fig. 3

Part Number


Tweezer length (mm)*




Suitable crucibles are up to 14mm diameter

C1005,  Silica crucible

C4506,  Quartz crucible

C4646,  Graphite crucible
D3508,  Nickel capsule
D9153,  Nickel Basket
D9154,  Nickel Basket
D9155,  Ultra high purity Nickel basket


Forceps for capsules (tiny sample encapsulation typically for micro analysis) 

See Fig. 4

Part Number
Forceps length (mm)*


Forceps curved points



Forceps straight points



Forceps blunt points





Suitable capsules for tiny sample encapsulation

D1008, Pressed tin capsule 8 x 5mm

D1060, Tin foil discs 11mm diameter

D1062, Tin squares 22 x 22mm

D4007,  Smooth wall tin capsule, 18 x 6mm
D4100, Copper capsule 18 x 6mm

D5004,  Platinum weighing boat
D5032,  Tin boats, 8 x 8 x 15mm

D9004, Cel capsules, small


The crucibles, inserts, capsules, boats, baskets etc specified here are examples of compatibility but are not an exhaustive list. Our friendly sales team can help you find the most suitable tongs, tweezers or forceps for your laboratory’s sample containment and transfer needs.

These products offer the same high quality and value for money that is typical of Elemental Microanalysis’ entire product range.

Available to order from our ISO 9001 factory online, by email, telephone or fax. Elemental Microanalysis offers extensive knowledge of analysis, over 40 years of experience and a worldwide reputation for excellence.

Additional Information available: Tongs tweezers and forceps.pdf
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