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T-BarmasterOne™

Patented induction tunnel furnace for the production of gold and silver ingots from 20g to 1kg.

T-BARMASTER ONE™ DESCRIPTION

T-BARMASTER ONE™
DISTINCTIVE FEATURES

  • Rapid and continuous production
  • User-friendly – thanks to the PLC control panel command with HMI touch screen
  • Attenuating risk and lightening manual labor during ingot casting process

HOW OUR
T-BARMASTER ONE™ WORKS

The fully automated T-Barmaster One™, which is larger and more powerful than the Smart model, allows the production of perfect mirror surface ingots of different design.

It takes the form of a tunnel that is composed of three distinct inner chambers where precious metal grains are melted to be molded into ingots.

The entire tunnel is perfectly sealed with patented Pinch Valves™ technology at entry and exit. This pneumatic valves system permits the isolation of the internal chamber from the external environment.

THE THREE CHAMBERS

The mold is driven by an automated ‘pusher’ into the melting chamber. By means of the induction heating the precious metal grains are perfectly melted.

Thanks to the HMI, the operator has the possibility to supervise and control the entire process and therefore to reach the desired product quality. As soon as the melting interval ends, a second push leads the liquid metal filled mold onto a solidification plate. Neither mechanical lifters nor chemical additives are used in this transition.

A well-run solidification process is essential for the attainment of flawlessly finished ingots.

The ingot is then pushed into the cooling chamber and lastly through the exit Pinch Valve™.



THE PATENTS

In 2013 Tera Automation launched their innovative three-chamber Tunnel Furnace, patenting their work.

 

TECHNICAL DATA

VersionConverter powerKilobar Ag/hKilobar Au/hProducts range (Ag & Au)
COMPACT 30 kW 15 ÷ 20 20 ÷ 25 From 1 oz (30 g) to 1 kilobar
60 kW 30 ÷ 40 50 ÷ 60
80 kW 40 ÷ 50 60 ÷ 70
100 kW 50 ÷ 60 70 ÷ 80
PLUS 120 kW 70 ÷ 80 90 ÷ 100
160 kW 80 ÷ 90 110 ÷ 120

T-BARMASTER ONE™ - ACCESSORIES

conveyor belt

Conveyor Belts - Automated loading and unloading of ingot molds

Normally the operator is continuously needed to handle the entire ingots production process. Conversely, by means of the Conveyor Belts™ he only has to load the ingoing belt with molds full of precious metal and then he may go to other jobs.

At the end of the production cycle, the machine will give a distinctly audible alarm. The operator can then remove the ingots from their molds coming out from the tunnel furnace.

conveyor chain

Conveyor Chain™

The combined use of the Conveyor Chain™ and the Conveyor Belts™ allows to create a continuous cycle of ingots in and out of the furnace. The removal of the ingot from the mold and its refilling with the metal grain for the following production cycle take place on the Conveyor Chain™. This step can be carried out manually or by one or more robots.

pinch valves

Pinch Valves™ – Patented solution

Our patented pneumatic Pinch Valve™ technology – installed at both sides of the tunnel - is vital to make the inner atmosphere completely inert and to dramatically reduce the nitrogen consumption of the machine. They guarantee the absence of oxygen inside the tunnel. This prevents consumables deterioration due to oxidation and makes them more durable.

Induction Tunnel Furnace Good Delivery accessory aisi 304 stainless steel frame

Frame in AISI 304 stainless steel

AISI 304 stainless steel has a high resistance to oxidation and corrosion and avoids chaining of the electromagnetic field generated by the furnace.

It is particularly suitable if the furnace is installed in working environments with a high level of acidity.

pyrometer

Self-regulated temperature by pyrometer

This optional accessory monitors the melting temperature of the mold in the melting chamber. The pyrometer allows the tunnel to automatically regulate the time and power parameters and thus ensures a consistent and standardized production.

nitrogen

T-Nitro™ - Nitrogen Generator

There are two possible ways to supply the T-Barmaster One™ with the nitrogen: by bottles or by our T-Nitro. Using bottles creates various difficulties: cost of transportation, risk of supply delays, need to have a dedicated and confined space, periodic checks on safety and maintenance, etc. In addition, such low quality nitrogen has a negative effect on the quality of the ingots. These problems result in unpredictable and significant costs. Our T-Nitro™ guarantees a continuous production of pure dehydrated nitrogen (up to 99,999%). This means that you can use T-Nitro™ not only for the tunnel furnace, but also for other departments in your factory where nitrogen gas is required (annealing, protection during brazing, cutting and welding, etc.).

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Tera Automation S.r.l.

Via Romena, 7/9 - Loc. Porrena
52014 Poppi (AR) - Italy
Tel.: +39 0575.536.625
Fax: +39 0575.539.851
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