The device has been developed specifically for the requirements of Foundry 4.0. The IDECO VAC-Test & Density Index device is a system for simple determination of the pore potential of liquid aluminium alloys. In order to determine the actual pore potential, a sample is taken from the melt to be tested using a sampling ladle. After casting in two special sample crucibles, one sample solidifies at atmospheric pressure and one at 80 mbar absolute pressure.
Once the samples have cooled down, the density index is determined on the Density Index Analysis System according to Archimedes' principle. The density index represents the percentage density difference of the two samples created.
Thanks to the integrated microprocessor control, the sample creation particulars (e.g. date / time / duration / vacuum / casting line / furnace, etc.) can be recorded and exported together with a sample identification for other systems. The sampling process becomes transparent, traceable and can be digitally further evaluated as defined by Foundry 4.0.
Oil-lubricated rotary vane vacuum pump
Electronic precision pressure sensor, measuring range 1000 to 1 mbar / calibrated
Microprocessor control (Siemens S7-1200)
Siemens HMI 7" display
Vacuum chamber with sight glass
Fan for cooling the sample crucibles to room temperature
Casting ladle rack included
Container for cooling the "Density Index" samples
Tested according to DGUV provisions
We provide a 24-month warranty. The prerequisite for this is annual servicing by IDECO GmbH. (12-month warranty with 3-shift operation)