TIP – Precious Metal Ingots

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TIP furnaces are designed to manufacture any size of ingots, from 100 g to kilo-bar either in gold or silver. Ingots are obtained by melting pre-weighted grains in a graphite mould placed inside the vacuum chamber and then by cooling appropriately the ingot during the solidification phase.
The machine is fully automatic having more than 100 programs for different ingot sizes. The operator only has to load the graphite mould with pre-weighted grains into the holding disk, close the loading chamber and press the START button to launch the automatic cycle. At the end of the cycle the furnace will return the gold or silver bar ready for the market stamp.
In order to increase productivity, the system has been conceived with 2 loading chambers and one melting chamber. This configuration allows for melting the next ingot while the previous one is cooling. This overlapped working mode is also important to decrease the running cost of the process because they are mainly related to the graphite mould consumption. A colder graphite mould in output increases the life of the same.

The heart of the machine is the induction generator and its coil, designed to maximize the heat transfer during the cycle. After loading the graphite mould, a pneumatic jack will lift the part smoothly into the center of the magnetic field and the melting step will begin.
All melting and cooling process occur in a closed chamber in which vacuum and inert gas protect metal and graphite from oxidation. Gas can be chosen between Argon or Nitrogen.


Technical data

  TIP12 TIP40 TIP100
Max ingot weight 500g Silver
1000g Gold
500g Silver
1000g Gold
400 oz Gold
Max ingot footprint 115,5 x 52,5 mm 115,5 x 52,5 mm 200 x 80 x 45 mm
Productivity 6 kilo-bars 24kt gold per hour or 24 x 100g ingots per hour 12 kilo-bars 24kt gold per hour or 48 x 100g ingots per hour 6 x 400 oz gold ingot per hour 
Induction power 12 kW 40 kW 100 kW
Vacuum pump Built-in Built-in Built-in
Gas consumption 20 liter / cycle 20 liter / cycle 40 liter / cycle
Max. temperature 1200 °C 1200 °C 1200 °C
Autotest with data report Provided Provided Provided
Monitoring system for data acquisition Available on request Available on request Available on request
Mold check before melting Provided Provided Provided
Vacuum leakage detector Provided Provided Provided
Remote assistance Available on request Available on request Available on request
Other features It is possible to produce 4 small bars of 100 grams Au at the same time by using a different mould design
Provided Provided - Available on request Available on request

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