For a fraction of the cost of any comparable machine, the Neutec® J-2R™ delivers superior jewelry castings and greater jewelry production capacity. Manufactured using the best components available, this exceptional machine combines advanced technology with practical design to give you the casting capability you need today and well into the future. The J-2R is absolutely the easiest casting system to set up, use and maintain, and it delivers quality castings and outstanding operational reliability. You can be ready to cast again 6–8 minutes after each pour, keeping your production moving all day long.
The J-2R™ provides an oxygen-free atmosphere for the metal during melting and pouring to help eliminate oxidation. The large-volume graphite crucible also removes oxygen that may previously have been dissolved in the metal. This means fewer defects and lower reject rates. Cast at the optimum temperature for any design without overheating the metal. The J-2R measures the metal temperature in the center of the metal pool, giving you accurate casting temperatures.
The crucible is a bottom-pour design, so there is very little drop in metal temperature from crucible to flask. After initial warm-up, the casting cycle time of the J-2R™ is a fast 6– 8 minutes, depending on load size. The large-volume crucible holds 1,004g of 14KY or 780g of sterling. The casting chamber accommodates flask sizes from 2-1/2" to 4" in diameter and up to 9" high. Simple to install and operate in only three square feet of bench space, the J-2R requires only that you set the temperature controller for the desired casting temperature, add the casting grain to the crucible, insert the flask and (when set temperature is reached) squeeze the casting lever.
The exclusive Neutec® technology engineered into this machine produces the time- and money-saving benefits you've come to expect from Neutec. These benefits include:
• Easy installation and simple operation.
• More oxide-free, defect-free castings thanks to an advanced technology graphite crucible system that helps remove oxides from the metal, an oxygen-free atmosphere in both crucible and flask chambers.
• Dependable, repeatable results from precise temperature control.
• Interlocking consumables that protect the coil from metal spills
• Long-life coil design
• Fast, 6- to 8-minute cycle times.
• Roomy flask chamber accommodates flasks from 2-1/2" to 4" in diameter and up to 9" high. It swivels completely out from under the crucible chamber, making it easy to insert or remove flasks or to service the machine.
• 60mm graphite crucible helps remove oxide contamination that can cause inclusions. It easily accommodates enough metal for large flasks yet also melts small loads efficiently.
• Built-in stirring rod ensures a homogeneous melt without having to open the unit. Temperature is maintained and the controlled atmosphere remains intact.
• Easy-read vacuum gauge and handle provide at-a-glance monitoring of vacuum pressure.
• Thermocouple is centered in the sealing rod to ensure fast, accurate readings.
• Digital temperature control produces accuracy you can see.
• Easy-squeeze lever starts the pour quickly and easily.
• Metal introduction door allows quick loading of the crucible.
• Resistance coil surrounds the crucible for maximum heat transfer and fast, effective melting.
• Space-saving, 18" x 18" footprint fits easily into any shop.
• Rugged, durable construction.
• Includes one set of consumables to get you started.
• CE certified; 1-year manufacturer's warranty on machine parts and labor.
Crucible capacity: 780g sterling silver or 1,004g 14K gold
Max. flask capacity: 4" x 9" (102 x 229mm) perforated
Max. temperature: 2,200°F (1,204°C)
Machine weight: 120 lbs. (54kg)
• IMPORTANT: This item is wired for a 220-volt outlet and is sold with a U.S. plug. Because amperage, outlets and plugs vary widely by location, you may need a different plug. If so, you are responsible for having the appropriate plug or adapter installed by a qualified professional. Rio Grande assumes no liability for improper or inadequate re-wiring or adapters procured by customer.
• All items in this kit are made in the USA.
• Your specific destination will determine how your machine must be packaged for shipping.