Specac’s Apex range of quick release XRF dies produce sample pellets of 32 mm and 40 mm diameter. A patented auto-ejector sleeve allows release of the finished pellet without needing to reset the die in an inverted position at the mid-point of the pressing cycle. After compression of the sample, release of the load causes the ejector tabs to swivel over and capture the sleeve in release position. Re-applying a load causes the finished pellet to be pushed clear of the die body. When used with Specac’s Atlas Autotouch press, this process can be automated.