Phoenix VFD Gas Fusion Machines

Phoenix VFD Gas Fusion Machine

Phoenix VFD

BROADEST RANGE OF SAMPLES

For low contamination, cold to cold operation at high throughput, the Phoenix range of gas fusion machines are the perfect solution. When it comes to complex fusions, particularly where they are being conducted for the first time, being able to see the chemical process as it evolves in the crucible is of great benefit to the experimentalist. It is also of great benefit in preserving platinum labware and the life of your machine. Phoenix fusion machines have been at the forefront of XRF sample preparation for over 25 years. In that time, Phoenix has built a reputation for fusing the most difficult samples in a repeatable and reliable manner.

When you are dealing with a difficult application, you need the flexibility to control process parameters.

  • The Phoenix allows you to add ammonium iodide at just the right time in the process in a repeatable and controllable manner. 
  • It can vary the cooling rate to find that delicate balance between cracking and crystallization. 
  • It ensures all preoxidation has occurred with a two-stage heating process.

In addition to the above, there are also a range of custom modifications that can be made for your individual requirements. 

Ask about the availability of Refurbished VFD Machines.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS PHOENIX P2 VFD - 4 or 6 POSITIONS
Construction Single external aluminum case
Door Cool touch glass viewing window
Size (H x W x D) 900 x 900 x 550mm (35.4 x 35.4 x 21.7in)
Weight 100kg
Maximum temperature 1250°C (1600°C flame temperature)
Number of beads produced simultaneously 1-6
Fully automatic
VFD blue screen with touch button
Recipe database
Pre-melting
Variable speed swirling and frequency
Separate mould preheating
Adjustable speed pouring and angle
Two stage fully regulated cooling
ICP fusion mode optional
Crucible / mould holders Inconel / autolocking crucible holders
Crucible 30-40g
Mould 32-40mm, 40-100g
Safety Emergency stop button; Active burner monitoring; Automatic gas cut-off safety system; Cold-to-cold operation

CRUCIBLES

Phoenix Crucibles

SKU A (mm) B (mm) C (mm) D (mm) E (mm) Wt (g)
PHOENIX RING CRUCIBLE
PFAC-1 34 36 20 8 37.5 40
PFAC-2 34 43 20 12 37.5 40
PFAC-3 34 36.5 20 9 40 40
PHOENIX ROLLED LIP CRUCIBLES
PFAC-4 33 38 19 7 39 40
PFAC-5 33 30 20 7 38 30
PFAC-7 33 41 21 9 39 40

MOLDS

Phoenix Mold Diagram

SKU A (mm) B (mm) C (mm) Wt (g)
PFAM-1 29/31 3 42 60-100
PFAM-3 30/32 4 42 60-100
PFAM-4 30/32 3 46 60-100
PFAM-5 32/34 3 46 60-100
PFAM-5.5 32/34 5 46 60-100
PFAM-6 33/35 3 46 60-100
PFAM-6.4 33/35 4 46 60-100
PFAM-12 34/36 4 55 60-100
PFAM-13 38/40 4 52 60-100
PFAM-7 39/41 4 52 60-100
PFAM-7.5 39/41 5 52 60-100
PFAM-7.6 39/41 6 52 60-100
PFAM-8 39/41 3 56 60-100

MOLDABLE

Phoenix Moldable

SKU A (mm) B (mm) C (mm) D (mm) E (mm) Wt (g)
PFAM-10 39/41 3 25 44 56 80-150

Phoenix VFD Gas Fusion Machine

Phoenix VFD

BROADEST RANGE OF SAMPLES

For low contamination, cold to cold operation at high throughput, the Phoenix range of gas fusion machines are the perfect solution. When it comes to complex fusions, particularly where they are being conducted for the first time, being able to see the chemical process as it evolves in the crucible is of great benefit to the experimentalist. It is also of great benefit in preserving platinum labware and the life of your machine. Phoenix fusion machines have been at the forefront of XRF sample preparation for over 25 years. In that time, Phoenix has built a reputation for fusing the most difficult samples in a repeatable and reliable manner.

When you are dealing with a difficult application, you need the flexibility to control process parameters.

  • The Phoenix allows you to add ammonium iodide at just the right time in the process in a repeatable and controllable manner. 
  • It can vary the cooling rate to find that delicate balance between cracking and crystallization. 
  • It ensures all preoxidation has occurred with a two-stage heating process.

In addition to the above, there are also a range of custom modifications that can be made for your individual requirements. 

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Key features

Reliability

Phoenix machines are built to last, with some installations running continuously for 15 to 20 years.

Complete Process Visibility

Users can see all stages of the fusion process unfold in the crucible with VFD series machines. This is crucial when trying to understand the complexities of each reaction.

Safe Operation

The machine is cold-to-cold, fully automated, requiring no manual intervention. The gas burners and all high temperature items are enclosed behind a glass door. All external surfaces are safe to touch. Phoenix also features active burner monitoring and an emergency stop button.

Simple User Interface

Phoenix has an interface with the look and feel of a modern laboratory instrument. The easy-to-use interface allows the programming of recipes, visual tracking of the status of the machine and access to high functionality and service.

Process Flexibility—XRF / ICP Modes

The Phoenix line is designed to allow for both XRF and ICP processes. It can also be used for fusions with carbonates or peroxides.

ICP Mode

• Preheat and Slow Swirl
• Main Melt (temp. between 450 - 1250°C)
• Multiple heat stages
• Cooling with slow swirl
• 7 minute typical fusion time

Programmable Fusion Parameters

• Preheating temperature and duration
• Main heating temperature and duration
• Swirling duration, speed, and frequency —multiple speeds in one cycle
• Pouring angle and speed
• Multiple stage cooling
• Pause at any time
• Fusion complete alarm

specifications

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS PHOENIX P2 VFD - 4 or 6 POSITIONS
Construction Single external aluminum case
Door Cool touch glass viewing window
Size (H x W x D) 900 x 900 x 550mm (35.4 x 35.4 x 21.7in)
Weight 100kg
Maximum temperature 1250°C (1600°C flame temperature)
Number of beads produced simultaneously 1-6
Fully automatic
VFD blue screen with touch button
Recipe database
Pre-melting
Variable speed swirling and frequency
Separate mould preheating
Adjustable speed pouring and angle
Two stage fully regulated cooling
ICP fusion mode optional
Crucible / mould holders Inconel / autolocking crucible holders
Crucible 30-40g
Mould 32-40mm, 40-100g
Safety Emergency stop button; Active burner monitoring; Automatic gas cut-off safety system; Cold-to-cold operation

LABWARE

CRUCIBLES

Phoenix Crucibles

SKU A (mm) B (mm) C (mm) D (mm) E (mm) Wt (g)
PHOENIX RING CRUCIBLE
PFAC-1 34 36 20 8 37.5 40
PFAC-2 34 43 20 12 37.5 40
PFAC-3 34 36.5 20 9 40 40
PHOENIX ROLLED LIP CRUCIBLES
PFAC-4 33 38 19 7 39 40
PFAC-5 33 30 20 7 38 30
PFAC-7 33 41 21 9 39 40

MOLDS

Phoenix Mold Diagram

SKU A (mm) B (mm) C (mm) Wt (g)
PFAM-1 29/31 3 42 60-100
PFAM-3 30/32 4 42 60-100
PFAM-4 30/32 3 46 60-100
PFAM-5 32/34 3 46 60-100
PFAM-5.5 32/34 5 46 60-100
PFAM-6 33/35 3 46 60-100
PFAM-6.4 33/35 4 46 60-100
PFAM-12 34/36 4 55 60-100
PFAM-13 38/40 4 52 60-100
PFAM-7 39/41 4 52 60-100
PFAM-7.5 39/41 5 52 60-100
PFAM-7.6 39/41 6 52 60-100
PFAM-8 39/41 3 56 60-100

MOLDABLE

Phoenix Moldable

SKU A (mm) B (mm) C (mm) D (mm) E (mm) Wt (g)
PFAM-10 39/41 3 25 44 56 80-150

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