Silver Tank Plating Kit – HS
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’.
|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
|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
|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.
Glass Plating Beaker
|Made of pyrex glass||
|Digital thermometer probe
attached to outside wall of tank
|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.|
|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
|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;|
|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
|No danger of plating solution being contaminated by having to dangle stainless steel probe directly into plating solution.|
|Made from stainless steel||
|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|
|Made bespoke from solid stainless steel and designed to be used in conjunction with the Plating Arm Clamp||
|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
|Made in-house from non-corrosive stainless steel||
|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.|
|Efficiently cleans away residues left by cleaning compounds||
Ultrasonic Cleaning Solution
|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
|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.|
|Quickly creates a water-break free surface||
Plastic Beakers x 6
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.|
|Made of transparent, flexible plastic||Easy to control the rate of water flow|
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
|* 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.
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|
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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