HYCAL 1000
For Hydrogen Content Analysis

The HYCAL 1000 has been specially developed to meet the requirements of the production environment - both for the aluminium-producing industry and for foundries. 

The HYCAL 1000 is a wall-mounted measuring device for the real-time measurement of dissolved hydrogen in liquid aluminium alloys. The technology is based on a novel ceramic material (CaZrO3-In), which is able to conduct hydrogen ions at elevated temperatures and measure them in the hydrogen concentration cell. 

The HMI panel is used for the operation and parameterisation of the measuring process. As a customer, you are able to set up your measurement process individually and define aspects including the measurement time, measurement cycle, target values and measurement accuracy. The measuring process starts upon reaching the stabilisation phase and is presented as a measurement curve on the display. 

This allows the user to see the current state of the melt in situ. On-board diagnostics complement the analysis. 

The HYCAL 1000 is characterised in particular by the ability to control the measuring process via a control station and/or possible connection to a SCADA system via a Modbus protocol.

  • Quick and easy determination of the melt quality by the caster in approx. 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Real-time measurement in the crucible or a tundish
  • The sensors used are characterised by good service lives and are able to perform roughly 100 measurements.
  • Measuring range >0.03 ml/100 gr and measurement precision 0.01ml/100 gr.
  • The technology is calibrated by IDECO as standard with a certificate and seal.
  • Optional data backup is possible with HYCAL-PC software.

  • HYCAL 1000 with integrated software for 99 stored alloys and adjustable measuring parameters
  • Data memory card for documenting the measurements
  • CE conformity
  • Tested according to DGUV provisions

HYCAL PC software 

Automatic sensor unit for HYCAL 1000, for automatic insertion of the measuring probe into the melt

  • Design               Switch cabinet device
  • Dimensions       approx. W: 380 x D: 250 x H: 300 mm
  • Weight               approx. 8.0 kg
  • Energy
    • 230V / 50Hz
    • 115V / 60Hz
    • 127V / 60Hz
    • and more

We provide a 24-month warranty. The prerequisite for this is annual servicing by IDECO GmbH. (12-month warranty with 3-shift operation)

  • HYCAL 1000
  • Sensor connection cable  
  • 800 mm long measuring probe
  • N2/Ar gas cylinder connection