If you want more from your arc melter or you need complex alloys, casting, and/or powder, the Arc 500 is worth a look. This is the most powerful and comprehensive plasma/arc melting lab scale product on the market. The big sister to the very popular Arc 200 product, with 100 kW of melting power, at up to 2400 amps, it can perform all the same tasks and has the same modes of operation, just bigger and faster!
There are also two vacuum options: medium (1E-2 mbar) and high (5E-6 mbar). All options are designed for quick cycle times and user friendly operation.
The intended use for the Vacuum Arc Melter is to allow metallurgists and technicians to alloy reactive or nonreactive metals, and cast or atomize these alloys with the least running cost and capital cost, while maintaining a high engineering standard.
|Capacity:||500g Nominal, with a range of 50 - 1,500g||Electrical:||Requires 3- or 1-Phase Power,|
|Crucible/Hearth:||Copper Water Cooled||208 – 575 VAC, 50/60 Hz|
|Chamber:||304 Stainless Steel||Water:||25 lpm below 30 deg. C.|
|Arc/Torch Tip:||Pure Tungsten Rod||Gas:||Argon or other inert gas|
|Melt Tempurature:||Over 3000 Deg C.|
Above, the "desktop" version of the Arc 500
Above right, the tilting crucible option
Above, the multi-crucible option, which indexes to allow multiple castings
Right, the arc 500 with the atomizing option
We have added a highly effective electromagnetic stirrer to our range of options for our arc melters. This allows complete alloying in one heat cycle without the need to flip and re-melt multiple times. It works with any alloy system and comes in many different specifications to modulate the amount and type of stirring as required.
Please see the video!
|As-cast titanium ingot from the mold on the left|
Above, centrifugal carousel
Arc 500 continuous cast rod
|Disk cast into a cold copper mold|
|Tube cast into a cold copper mold|