Econoclave EC2MX5M

Econoclave® Model: EC2MX5M

  • The Econoclave is an energy efficient composites bonding autoclave
  • The Econoclave is an energy efficient composite curing autoclave
  • The Econoclave is an energy efficient aerospce autoclave

The Econoclave ® 2MX6M is a great very popular autoclave for medium sized composite part production.  It provides useable diameter of 2000mm (78”) and a working length of 5000mm (197”).You can choose from standard models which provide maximum operating temperatures of 250°C and 400°C and maximum operating pressures of 10 bar and 14 bar.   

Note: If you require higher operating conditions, ASC can configure a non-standard model.

  • Working diameter of 2000mm (78”) and working length of 5000mm (197”).
  • Aerospace-grade autoclave, designed for composite bonding and curing.
  • Fully-integrated and 100% factory tested prior to shipping.  Skid mounted control system, power system, vacuum system, cooling tank (optional), and other auxiliaries are plumbed, wired, and tested at ASC’s factory.
  • Pressure vessel designed to stringent ASME Division I, Section VIII requirements.
  • Manual operated quick-opening door using ASC’s all-forged, 3-piece ring technology and multi-redundant door locking safety system provides mechanical, pneumatic, and electrical interlock.
  • CPC (Composite Processing Control) system, the most popular controls package in the world for composite curing.
  • Econoclave ® eco-friendly design results in a smaller vessel and 20% energy and nitrogen savings versus a conventional autoclave.
  • High-capacity circulation fan for high air speeds, improved temperature uniformity, and excellent heat-transfer to part and tooling loads.
  • Front and rear H-Slot ® flow adjustment technology for superior flow and temperature uniformity. 
  • High-capacity modular heater designed with sheathed inconel heating elements for long-life.
  • Internal stainless-steel cooling exchanger for excellent cooling performance.
  • Control valve package for pressure, cooling, and vacuum control.  Featuring stainless-steel control valves, proportional actuation, and high reliability.
  • High-capacity vacuum source lines with PC-controlled Vacuum/Vent valves for automated selection, isolation, and leak-testing.  
    • Each line includes a manual isolation valve and resin filter traps with manual drain.
    • Stainless-steel tubing
  • Vacuum probe lines for vacuum bag monitoring
    • Stainless-steel tubing
    • Vacuum transducer for accurate bag vacuum recording and alarming.
  • Proprietary sheet metal retaining requiring no fasteners, screws, or rivets to create future FOD issues.

 

 
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VS - Vessel design and construction code

Although many countries accept the ASME Division I, Section VIII pressure vessel standard, there are cases where an alternate pressure vessel code will be required. In these cases, there will be additional costs that are required for authorized inspection services.

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PW - Power, voltage, frequency selection

Although the standard Econoclave autoclave is designed for 480 volt / 3phase service and 24 volt control power, we can design it to accommodate any international voltage and frequency requirement.

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CL - Cooling system options

The autoclave utilizes water for auxiliary cooling requirements (ie. fan motor capsule) and for main cooling requirements. Some customers prefer to utilize their own water delivery system, however the majority of Econoclave buyers prefer that ASC provide an integrated cooling system for the equipment.

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VP - Vacuum pumps

While some customers prefer to use in-house vacuum systems to supply vacuum to the Econoclave, most prefer that a dedicated pump or pumps be provided on the Econoclave skid.

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VR - Controlled vacuum receiver system

Many composite applications require full vacuum during and or at the beginning of the cure cycle. In these cases, there is little need to control the level of the vacuum to the parts. However, for high-temperature polyimids and honeycomb reinforced parts, there is often the need to provide partial vacuum (ie. -10"Hg) to the parts. In these cases you will need to have a controlled vacuum receiver.

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VT - VacTrap ™ chilled resin traps

For composite curing applications with high volatile content (ie. high-temperature polyimides), we recommend chilled VacTrap ™ assemblies instead of the conventional ambient temperature filter traps. The VacTrap will be much more effective condensing volatiles and solvents during high-temperature curing operations.

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PG - Purge system with oxygen monitoring

Most composite autoclaves utilize nitrogen as the pressurization media. After a cure cycle, there is a need to purge the nitrogen from the autoclave and bring in fresh breathable air prior to allowing personnel to enter the autoclave.

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CT - Floor and autoclave carts

ASC manufactures a wide variety of carts for autoclaves and oven applications.

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BG - Pit transfer bridge

For large autoclaves that are mounted in pits, you will need to purchase a bridge system which spans from the shop floor to the autoclave. (see photo above).

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TR - Transportation of Econoclave to your facility

Although many customers arrange and procure their own transportation, ASC can quote transportation of your Econoclave from ASC’s plant to your facility.

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RG - Offload and Rigging of the Econoclave at your facility

Many customers prefer to handle rigging with their preferred local contractors, however on turnkey projects and on larger Econoclave deliveries, customers often select the ASC rigging option in order to provide a sole-source responsibility for the effort.

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IN - Installation of the Econoclave at your facility

While Econoclaves are easy to install, most customers still prefer that ASC install the autoclave at their facility. There are a couple of installation options that you might want to consider.

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ST- Startup and training by an ASC field engineer

This option provides all costs for an ASC field engineer to travel to your facility to perform startup of the equipment/control system and training of your personnel. The option includes all costs of on-site engineering labor, air fare, travel time, rental car, hotel, and subsistence costs.

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ECONOCLAVE REQUEST FORM

City, State, and Country where autoclave will be installed

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ECONOCLAVE MODEL # EC2MX5M - 2M Diameter X 5M Length

MAX OPERATING CONDITIONS:

150 psig (10.3 bar) @ 450°F (232 °C)

200 psig (13.8 bar) @ 800°F (426 °C)

Non-standard; °F ( °C) @ Pressure psig ( bar)

AVAILABLE OPTIONS

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VS - Alternate pressure vessel code. Learn more...

PW - Alternate primary and control power. Learn more...

CL - Cooling system options. Learn more...

VP - Vacuum pumps. Learn more...

CT - Floor and autoclave load carts. Learn more...

IN - Installation of Econoclave at my facility. Learn more...

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