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Old 12-03-2003, 02:44 PM
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Element duty cycle?

Originally posted by steve stadelman
The whole secret to these melters is low wattage on the elements and solid state controls. Use S.C.R.s or S.S.R.s to power them and keep cullet or batch especially off of the elements.
I have a question about that. What is a reasonable duty cycle for those elements? i.e. is it better to have them continuously cycle on and off quickly (like every second or two) or is it better to let them run for a minute or so?
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