This fully automated piece of equipment collects and blows the membrane glass to a PH electrode. Both low speed (25p/H) and high speed (up to 60p/H) versions are available.
The glass to dip and blow is placed in a platinum crucible and heated by a HF oven to the requested temperature. This temperature is then maintained by the regulation system. The coil of the oven is constantly cooled down by the water-cooling unit.
The electrodes to be dipped are placed vertically on racks located at the left side of the machine.
A standard production cycle consists in transferring a tube from the rack (or the buffer) to the dipping/blowing station, referencing the tube (to know the exact location of the edge to be dipped), collecting the melted glass (dipping) and blowing the shape by using the blowing system and the camera control.
Finally, the tube is unloaded from the dipping/blowing station to the buffer, then from the buffer to the rack.
MAIN TECHNICAL FEATURES
|Tube length||From 100mm to 500mm|
|Tube diameter||From 5mm to 12mm|
|Oven temperature||Up to 1400°C|
|Crucible size||25ml / 50ml|
|Number / size of racks||Up to 3 – Up to 200 pieces/rack|
|HMI||M.I.C.A. Software (see Automated lathe section)|