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Compact Arc Melter with high vacuum system

MANUFACTURER Edmund Buehler (manufacturer's website)
CONTACT 1 External enquiries: Martine Townsend - Grants & Funding Unit
CONTACT 2 Internal enquiries: Monika Gamza - Lecturer in Physics
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SITE Harris Site


Compact Arc Melter with high vacuum system

  • Designed for melting samples of approx. 5-20 g up to 3500°C, sufficient for most laboratory purposes
  • Small melting chamber ensures fast evacuation and low gas consumption
  • Freely movable, water-cooled electrode
  • Dismountable, water-cooled copper crucible plate with trough-shaped moulds
  • Crucible plates with customized moulds on request
  • Reliable, contactless ignition of the arc
  • Powerful arc melting generator, integrated in the housing
  • Pressure manometer and valves for evacuation and gas inlet into the arc melting chamber
  • Small roughing pump (can be built in) or turbomolecular pumping system (stand-alone unit)for evacuation of the melting chamber
  • Safety functions:
    • Protection against over-temperature,
    • eye protection
  • Dimensions: (w x d x h): 430 x 650 x 750 mm
  • Connection : 230 V / 50/60 Hz / 1-phase

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  • Quantity: 5 – 20 g per charge
  • Temperature: up to 3500°C, depending on quantity
  • Generator: built in
  • Connection: 230 V / 50/60 Hz (different voltage on request)
  • Crucible plate: standard crucible plate or customized crucible plates

Item ID #2256.

Last Updated: 9th August, 2017

Compact Arc Melter with high vacuum system