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Industrial Fluidised Baths

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After years of success, plastic manufacturers have come to depend on Techne fluidised baths for safe, efficient and cost effective cleaning of tooling, components, systems and parts (dies, breaker plates, nozzles, tools, tips, spinnerets, extruder screws, manifolds, etc.)
IFB's will remove almost all polymers, including plastic, paint, epoxy, rubber and adhesives, as well as other hydrocarbon-based products such as oils, fluids, grease, lubricants
and coatings.
Parts immersed into the fluidised bath are cleaned by the high temperature (up to 600°C) environment within a bath media of fluidized aluminum oxide that instantly starts to degrade plastic to carbon, which then leaves the bath as CO2.
This instant heating and minimised quenching gives shorter cleaning times than with conventional ovens, and with the even and consistent heat of the bath, results in greatly reduced metal fatigue and tool damage.

Techne offer 4 models in the Industrial Fluidised Bath range.

The baths can be fluidised with either compressed house air or an inert gas such as nitrogen or argon.
It should be noted that fluidised baths and the action created in the aluminum oxide is not abrasive to items immersed for normal cleaning or heat treatment times.

Typical cleaning times range from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on bath loading, temperature and amount of material to be cleaned.

Other Applications
The excellent thermal performance of Techne Industrial Fluidised Baths make them a good choice for basic heat treatment, test and calibration as well as reactive analysis.
Some of these applications include tempering, annealing, Nitriding, distillation, curing, exothermic and endothermic reactions, and thermal analysis of devices, components and materials.
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Replacement Sand (Alundum - Brown Aluminium Oxide) - see "IFB Accessories"
To replace sand lost through normal operation and removal of items from the bath. Accept no other substitute as performance and functionality cannot be guaranteed with third party suppliers.

Technical Specifications

Specifications IFB-51 IFB-52
Temperature range 50°C to 600°C 50°C to 600°C
Stability at 450°:C ±1°C ±1°C
Display resolution °C °C
Type of control 3 term PID 3 term PID
Sensor type K type thermocouple K type thermocouple
Working volume Diameter (mm) 259 259
Working volume Depth (mm) 305 660
Load Capacity (Litres) 5 12
Air pressure kPa (psi) 170 to 1030 (25 to 150) 170 to 1030 (25 to 150)
Air Consumption L:min at Ambient (max) 115 115
Air Consumption L:min at 450°:C (max) 48 48
Heat up time 20°:C to 450°:C 105 minutes 210 minutes
Heat up time 20°:C to 600°:C 150 minutes 240 minutes
Power consumption (kW) 4 6
Net weight (Kg) 60 84
Weight inc alundum (Kg) 100 157
Overall size L x W x H (mm) 521 x 521 x 686 1041 x 609 x 533

- IFB-51 and IFB-52 have flowmeter for manual and repeatable airflow control.
- Techne supply extraction fans and cyclones to separate fumes from alundum carried in the exhaust stream.

Ordering information

Please note that the alundum must be ordered separately, it is no longer included with the product

Product Code Description Weight of Alundum required (BROWNALO)
FIFB51D IFB- 51 with Flowmeter Airflow control 230V, 50 60Hz, single-phase 40
FIFB52D IFB- 52 with Flowmeter Airflow control 230V, 50 60Hz, single phase 73
BROWNALO Alundum, aluminium oxide fluidising medium (25 kg) -

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