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Old 05-28-2012, 07:32 PM
Tim Elias Tim Elias is offline
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Quality and lifetime of wire elements

We use a home built wire melter which uses elements from Aims 1715C for a 80 pound crucible. We're using a Watlow controller: DIN-A-MITE (Solid state power controller) with 2 elements running plus a back-up one.
It ran 2170 for 5 weeks, it went on back-up, then ran for 1-1/2 weeks. Both old elements are now blown.
Can any of you recommend longer lasting system? Different elements (cheaper...) ???

Waiting to hear with appreciation, M-Chantal, Blown Away (haha) Glass
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