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Bench-Top 1200ºC Atmorsphere Controlled Melting/Casting System (2 Kg capacity) with Vacuum Pump and complete Start-up Kit - EQ-VMCS-1200-LD

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Item Number: EQ-VMCS-1200-LD
EQ-VMCS-1200 is a casting/melting system capable of melting various metal alloys up to a temperature of 1200ºC under protective gases environment. By utilizing a closed system that removes oxygen during both the melting and pouring processes, oxidation and defects can be eliminated from metal castings. A compact footprint (18"x 18") and durable construction make this an ideal instrument to be used in alloy research in laboratory settings.  


  • Advanced graphite crucible technology helps remove oxides from metal without risks of carbon contamination
  • Fast cycle times allow re-casting in just 6 minutes after each pour
  • Easy operation requires only setting the desired casting temperature on the controller, adding the casting grain to the crucible, inserting the flask when the set temperature is reached, and squeezing the casting lever to start the pour
  • Fast melting cycles ( 6 to 8 minutes ) can be achieved after a preheating of 40 minutes
  • Manufactured in the USA with highest-quality components available
Power Requirements
  • Input Voltage: 208 - 240V AC, Single Phase
  • Working Current: 15A
  • Input Power: 1.5KW (15A breaker required)
Crucible Chamber
  • One 800 ml graphite crucible with a casting hole and sealing rod are is included. Please click here or the bottom left the picture to see in detail.
  • Resistance heating coil (long-life design) surrounds crucible for maximum heat transfer and fast melting and is protected from metal spills by interlocking consumables
  • Sealed, the external stirring lever allows the user to inspect molten metals' homogeneity without getting exposed to oxygen, please click the picture on the left for detail. 
  • Crucible can hold 900 grams of gold or 2000  grams of steel.
Flask Chamber (Casting)
  • Accommodates flasks diameters from 2.5" - 4"  and up to 9" high (Max: 102mm dia. x 229mm H)
  • Flask is swiveled out from the bottom of crucible chamber to enable easy insertion and removal of flasks
Temperature Control
  • An immersion thermocouple placed in the center of the melting pool allows a user to closely control and monitor the temperature with the most accurate readings
  • Heating is electronically controlled to minimize temperature overshoot and to hold the set-point temperature stable
  • Bottom-pour design of crucible ensures minimal temperature drop in metal casting during the crucible to flask transfer
Vacuum and Inert Gas
  • Vacuum requirement: 1bar (-29.9" Hg) at sea level
  • Vacuum gauge and handle provide easy monitoring of vacuum pressure
  • Inert Gas Requirement: 5 liters/ minute @ 0.7 bar (10 psi) hi-purity nitrogen or argon
  • Double stage rotary vane vacuum pump is included with this casting system
Start-up Kit

One set of Start-up Kit is included for immediate use.
Please refer to the table below or click here to see in detail the included consumables in the start-up kit.
General Heating Rate 20 ~30°C / min 
Compliance CE Certified
NRTL or CSA certification is available upon request
Warranty One year limited warranty with lifetime support
Operation Manual & Video     
Application Notes
  • Please click here for the melting temperatures of various metals
  • Attention:A pressure regulator must be installed on your input gas tank ( click picture below to review ) and have the output gas pressure set below 3 PSI at all times after opening the gas tank with the gas maintained in a continuous flowing condition. Gas build up with pressure levels exceeding over 3 PSI may cause irreversible damage to the furnace chamber.  
  • Never heat the furnace while the gas release valve is closed and a positive pressure condition exists within the furnace chamber. The pressure gauge must be used to closely monitor the chamber condition at all times during the heating process; please open the gas release valve immediately once the chamber pressure has reached over 3 PSI to prevent unforseeable damages.
  • Click here to learn more about the installation of a gas regulator.
  • The flow rate for gases should be limited to < 200 SCCM ( or 200ml/min )


18" W x 18" D x 30" H  (770mm x 460mm x 460mm)
Net Weight
54kg (119 lbs)
Shipping Weight 310 lbs
Shipping Dimensions 48"x40"x45"

The Start-up Kit includes:
Picture Porduct Name QTY
Graphite Stirring Rod 1
Graphite Crucible and Sealing Rod 1
Carbon-Impregnated Ceramic Fiber Crucible Bottom Gasket 6 pcs
Filling Cone 3
Crucible Stand 4
Flanged Flask with Cross Bar, 3" Dia. 1
3" Dia. Flask Adapter 1
Disposable Shrink Band for 3-1/2" Perforated Flask 100
Flowlogic Base Assembly, 3" Dia 1
Wax Sprue, 3" Length 10
Rubber Mixing Bowl, 1-1/2 Qt. 1
Rounded Spatula Blade 1
T Shape Hex Key with 5mm Tip Size 1
O-Ring Grease 1
Plastic Tubing, 8" O.D. 1
Vacuum Hose 1

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