Silver Tank Plating Kit – HS

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This silver plating kit is ideal for bright silver layers of up to 10 microns thickness. Advantages of this process are:

– High speed silver plating

– No yellowing after rinsing

– Long life plating solution – silver replenished from electrodes.

If you wish to remove any items in this kit or change the beaker sizes, please click on the ‘Contents Guide’ tab below and scroll down to the section headed ‘Kit customisation’.

Silver Tank Plating Kit – HS
Suggested contents
53 items
: £1,030.49
Below is a suggested kit list. Keep it as it is, or you can remove products you do not need after clicking 'Add to Cart'.  
  • MF Rectifier
  • 1 Litre Silver Tank Plating Solution - HS
  • Electrode Ring for 1 Litre Beaker
  • Silver Electrode for 1 Litre Beaker
  • Test Strips (5pack)
  • Anode Bag for 1 Litre Beaker
  • Hot Plate Stirrer
  • Black Lead
  • Red Lead
  • Crocodile Clips
  • Stirring Bar - Large
  • Plating Beaker (1 litre)
  • Beaker Lid
  • Thermometer
  • Plating Timer
  • Plating Stand
  • Plating Arms and Clamps
  • Gold Plated Jigging Wire 1meter
  • Wire Cutters
  • Pipette 1ml
  • Pipette 3ml
  • Ultrasonic Cleaner
  • Plastic Tweezers
  • MPU 100ml
  • MetaSeal
  • Silver and Gold Polish Cloth
  • Rinse Bottle
  • Rinse Beaker (1 litre)
  • Ultrasonic Cleaning Solution 1Litre
  • 1 litre Cleaner

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example usage 1

Because this kit uses a ring of 6 pure silver anodes rather than one of our Mesh Electrodes, you can build substantial thicknesses of silver quickly – plating rates of up to 3 microns every five minutes are obtainable. There’s no yellowing of deposit after rinsing and the plating solution lasts longer because the silver that plates out of the solution is replenished by silver from the sacrificial silver anodes.
This kit (or any of our other kits, equipment or solutions) is not suitable for plating on to aluminium or titanium and therefore can’t be used to plate iPhones and other similar products.

example usage 2

To get the best out of the Silver Tank Plating Solution – HS you need to heat it to 50 degrees centigrade with moderate agitation using our Hot Plate Stirrer. Immersing the plated item in hot water at 60-70 degrees centigrade for 1-2 mins (or 80 – 90 centigrade for 10 – 60 seconds) immediately after plating greatly helps the solution’s anti-tarnish/anti yellowing properties. The pH stays relatively stable througout the process compared to our other tank silver plating solution.

example usage 3

All tank plating solutions benefit from occasional filtering; please follow this link to our Filter Kit for Tank Plating 1&2 Litre

Contents Guide

Kit Contents

MF Rectifier

Features Benefits
Current can be set at start of tank plating process and will remain set at that level throughout No need to check and adjust the setting once the plating process has started, leaving you confident that plating is taking place at a constant level.
Amp meter readable to 2 decimal places Allows the plating of small items such as rings and earrings
Can be adjusted for use with brush plating Allows you to use the brush plating process as a compliment to the tank plating process, which gives greater flexibility with the range of items you can plate. To use it for brush plating, you’ll need to set a constant voltage – just turn up the amps to the maximum setting and adjust the volts to the appropriate level for the brush plating process you require.

Silver Tank Plating Solution – HS

Features Benefits
Designed to be used with our electrode ring fitted with 6 silver electrodes Higher plating rates of 3 microns every five minutes are obtainable.
No yellowing of deposit after rinsing Greatly reduces the need for post plating polishing – particularly important if you’re plating very delicate or complexly shaped items.
The silver from the silver electrodes replenishes the silver plated out from the solution Makes the Silver Tank Plating Solution – HS long life which means you buy less solution in the long run.

To get the best out of the Silver Tank Plating Solution – HS you need to heat it to 50 degrees centigrade with moderate agitation.

Immersing the plated item in hot water at 60-70 degrees centigrade for 1-2 mins
(or 80 – 90 centigrade for 10 – 60 seconds) immediately after plating prevents
‘yellowing’ of the silver and provides a tarnish resistant deposit.

Hot Plate Stirrer

Features Benefits
Fully variable heat control Allows you to keep your gold plating solution at just the right temperature for optimum performance.
Solution is agitated with a
magnetic stirrer at the bottom of the beaker during plating.
  • Mechanical agitation is a safer alternative to air agitation, as it eradicates any risk of the aerosol effect of the plating solution.
  • Mechanical agitation keeps the gold plating solution moving over the surface of the item being plated in a consistent way, again maximising the efficiency of the plating process.
  • Avoids unnecessary oxidisation of the metal plating solution that air agitation will cause.

Glass Plating Beaker

Features Benefits
Made of pyrex glass
  • Items being plated can be seen throughout plating process.
  • No staining from plating solution over time.
Digital thermometer probe
attached to outside wall of tank
  • Not in direct contact with gold plating solution, so no danger of stainless steel contamination.
  • Allows you to easily monitor the temperature of your plating solution.
Comes in 250ml, 500ml and
1litre sizes. With the Mesh Electrodes inserted, the internal dimensions of each size beaker are as follows; 250ml; Height – 7cm, Diameter – 6cm 500ml; H – 10cm, D; 8cm 1Lt; H;13cm, D;8cm
Plate different sized objects individually or in small batches, from rings to trophies.

Electrode Ring

Features Benefits
Made of non-corrodible metal Will not rust and contaminate your plating solution
Has six threaded holes to securely hold six of our Copper Electrodes for 1 L Beaker This allows you a high degree of flexibility. If you only have a small electroforming job, then you may only want to purchase 2 electrodes. Or you can buy the full set of six and arrange them according to the size and shape of the object you’re plating. Either way, you are ensuring you get the optimum performance from our Copper Electroforming Solution.

 Silver Electrode for 1 Litre Beaker

Features Benefits
Made of pure silver with a screw thread at one end for easy insertion into our Electrode Ring You can have configurations of 2,3,4 or 6 electrodes depending on how much money you want to spend and the size and shape of the item you’re plating;

Thermometer

Features Benefits
Simple digital display Can be easily read on desk top, away from tank plating equipment – no need to lean over plating tanks to see temperature of solutions.
Thermometer probe fits into thermometer port, attached
to outside of Glass Plating
Beaker
No danger of plating solution being contaminated by having to dangle stainless steel probe directly into plating solution.

Plating Stand

Features Benefits
Made from stainless steel
  • Fully conductive  – negative lead connects directly to work through stand, which cuts out need for another trailing wire.
  • Non-corrodible
Designed to be used with our Plating Arm and Plating Arm Clamp (sold separately) Allows for complete flexibility – you can adjust height to of arms to accommodate small 250ml tanks up to and including 5 litre tanks
Electrical connection to work via negative lead, plugged into small socket at base of stand Again avoids having to dangle work on negative lead directly into tank

Plating Arm

Features Benefits
Made bespoke from solid stainless steel and designed to be used in conjunction with the Plating Arm Clamp
  • Fully conductive
  • Will not corrode and contaminate gold tank plating solution
  • When used with clamp, can moved up or down the stand in any position to fit any size of plating beaker.
Has ball head join point at one end to accommodate crocodile clip Ball head allows complete 360 degree movement of crocodile clip, so you can quickly and easily make fine adjustments to the position of you work in the gold plating solution.

Plating Arm Clamp

Features Benefits
Made in-house from non-corrosive stainless steel
  • Fully conductive
  • Will not corrode over time and risk contamination of gold tank plating solution
Precision made from solid stainless steel to fit our Plating Stand perfectly, with wing screw for easy tightening Means that you can fully adjust the height of the arm and it will be held firmly and safely in any position on the stand.

Ultrasonic Cleaner

Features Benefits
Efficiently cleans away residues left by cleaning compounds
  • Only uses water so no danger of contaminating plating solution
  • Can easily clean into crevices and hollow objects

Ultrasonic Cleaning Solution

Features Benefits
Designed specifically for use with our Ultrasonic Cleaner Safely and effectively removes grease, tarnish and general soiling in preparation for plating.

Gold Plated Jigging Wire 

Features Benefits
Gold plated No risk of contamination of plating solution during plating
Easy to bend by hand You’ll be able to shape jigs easily for complexly shaped items as well as a number of smaller items all at once.

Cleaner

Features Benefits
Quickly creates a water-break free surface
  • Ideal surface for plating – cuts out contamination from invisible layers of grease

Plastic Beakers x 6

Features Benefits
Lightweight plastic.
NB – Do not place on or near the Hot Plate Stirrer!
The six beakers provide for 2 rinses after the ultrasonic cleaning stage, 2 rinses after the ActiClean stage and 2 rinses after the gold plating stage. The sixth and final rinse should be deionised water.

Rinse Bottle

Features Uses
Made of transparent, flexible plastic Easy to control the rate of water flow
Fine spout
  • Easy to direct flow of water onto work piece – good for rinsing small items and details on larger items
  • Very useful for topping up solution in Plating Beaker lost through evaporation

A guide for choosing the right sized beaker for the size of the work you want to plate.

Maximum Working Internal Dimensions of Plating Beakers

Volume

Internal Diameter*

Height**

Type

250ml 44mm 70mm Standard
500ml 63mm 100mm Standard
1 litre 82mm 125mm Thick-Walled
2 litres 106mm 145mm Thick-Walled
* You need to leave a 10mm gap between the outer edge of the work piece and the Mesh, whatever the size of beaker you are using.
** Working height allowing 10mm gap from bottom of beaker

For example, if you are using the 250ml plating beaker your work piece can’t at any point in its width, exceed 44mm and can’t at any point be longer than 70mm.

Kit customisation

A key feature of our kits is the flexibility to be able to customise them by removing items you don’t need or adding extra items from our product range. For example, you may already own a hot plate stirrer, or you may want to you downsize or upsize the plating beaker according to the dimensions of the items you wish to plate. The table below will help you do this.

Kit size: 250ml 500ml 1 Litre 2 Litre
Beaker 250ml Plating Beaker 500ml Plating Beaker 1 Litre Plating Beaker 2 Litre Plating Beaker
Beaker Ring 250ml Beaker Ring 500ml Beaker Ring 1 litre Beaker Ring 2 Litre Beaker Ring
Silver Electrodes 2 x Silver Electrodes for 250ml Beaker 4 x Silver Electrode for 500ml Beaker 6 x Silver Electrode for 1 Litre Beaker 8 x Silver Electrode for 2 Litre Beaker
Anode Bags 2 x Anode Bag for 250ml Beaker 4 x Anode bag for 500ml Beaker 6 x Anode Bag for 1 Litre Beaker 8 x Anode Bag for 2 Litre Beaker
Stirrer Stirring Bar (Medium) Stirring Bar (Large) Stirring Bar (Large) Stirring Bar (Extra Large
Silver Tank Plating Solution HS 250ml 500ml 1 litre 2 litres

 

Example:
The advertised kit  is the 1 litre kit. If you want to downsize to the 250ml kit you will need to remove the 1 Litre Plating Beaker, 1 Litre Beaker Ring, 6 x Silver Electrode for 1 Litre Beaker, 6 x Anode Bag for 1 Litre Beaker, Stirring Bar (Large) and 1 litre Silver Tank Plating Solution HS.
You will then need to add the 250ml Plating Beaker, 250ml Beaker Ring, 2 x Silver Electrodes for 250ml Beaker, 2 x Anode Bag for 250ml Beaker, Stirring Bar (Medium) and 250ml Silver Tank Plating Solution HS.
Items can be removed and added either on our shop page or on the shopping basket prior to checkout.

 

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Delivery Details

Postage Options;
      Certain small items, for example Swabs, Nibs and Plating Pens can be sent by normal post within the UK.
        • The courier option for UK deliveries is FedEx
        • Free UK mainland delivery available on orders over £100
        • International orders usually 3-5 working days.
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Silver Tank Plating Kit – HS
Suggested contents
53 items
: £1,030.49
Below is a suggested kit list. Keep it as it is, or you can remove products you do not need after clicking 'Add to Cart'.  
  • MF Rectifier
  • 1 Litre Silver Tank Plating Solution - HS
  • Electrode Ring for 1 Litre Beaker
  • Silver Electrode for 1 Litre Beaker
  • Test Strips (5pack)
  • Anode Bag for 1 Litre Beaker
  • Hot Plate Stirrer
  • Black Lead
  • Red Lead
  • Crocodile Clips
  • Stirring Bar - Large
  • Plating Beaker (1 litre)
  • Beaker Lid
  • Thermometer
  • Plating Timer
  • Plating Stand
  • Plating Arms and Clamps
  • Gold Plated Jigging Wire 1meter
  • Wire Cutters
  • Pipette 1ml
  • Pipette 3ml
  • Ultrasonic Cleaner
  • Plastic Tweezers
  • MPU 100ml
  • MetaSeal
  • Silver and Gold Polish Cloth
  • Rinse Bottle
  • Rinse Beaker (1 litre)
  • Ultrasonic Cleaning Solution 1Litre
  • 1 litre Cleaner

Calculator

Choice of solution:

Surface area in square centimetres:

Desired thickness in microns:

Volume of solution required (ml):

Swab type:

Plating time required (mins):