If you want more from your arc melter or you need complex alloys, castings, and/or powder, the Arc 500 is the answer. 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, attaining over 3400℃, it can perform all the same tasks and has the same modes of operation, just bigger and faster!.
In common with our smaller arc melters, the Arc 500 provides metallurgists and technicians the power 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.
500g Nominal, with a range of 50 - 1,500g
The hemispherical crucible is machined from oxygenfree copper and has a water cooled base. The crucible tilts to allow pouring and is available with multiple spout options. A titanium getter for reducing oxygen is available if needed.
A graphite crucible is also available.
The arc electrode is mounted on a water cooled manipulator with a vacuum feed-through. It has a replaceable 10 mm (0.375”) dia. tungsten tip mounted in a copper collet.
The chamber is of stainless steel construction, jacket cooled for extended operation. It has a number of standard ports for bolting on multiple options without modification, and two view ports in the lid.
The base model includes a dual stage vacuum pump with a 16cfm pumping rate and an ultimate pressure of 1.1x10-3 Torr (1.6x10-3 mbar). A dial gauge is standard. High vacuum measurement instrumentation and pumps that produce lower ultimate pressures are available (see below).
Chamber pump-down time, low vacuum option:
3 x 10-2 mbar in less than 20 minutes, typical performance
Chamber pump-down time, high vacuum option:
8 x 10-5 mbar in less than 40 minutes, typical performance
Requires 208 – 240 VAC single-phase and 240 – 480 VAC three-phase, 50/60 Hz, 110 kVA.
DC arc supply, fan cooled, requires 3 phase power. It has fully variable amperage control.
25 lpm below 30℃ @ 5 bar
Argon or other inert gas
Diagrams of various standard options available for the Arc 200. These are by no means exhaustive of what is possible.
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