Medium-scale PREP System (SLPA-N50)

Target groups:

The users who make the continuous, industrial production of high-quality spherical metal powders and require high fine powder output rate.


Production of high-quality spherical metal powders, such as:

  • Superalloy powders
  • Titanium alloy powders
  • Refractory alloy powders
  • High entropy alloy powders
  • Other metal powders

Main Advantage

  • Reasonable cost for medium-batch production
  • Ergonomics friendly, easy to operate
  • Simple and professional man-machine interface design
  • Relatively high fine powders output rate (average rotating speed: 30,000rpm)
  • The produced powders have high sphericity (over 90%) and high quality, such as low porosity powders, low satellite powders, high purity (low oxygen increase,≤120ppm) due to atomizing in the inert protection atmosphere.
  • Melting temperature ≥2600℃, suitable for produciton of Ti-alloys, Steels, Superalloys, Refractory alloys, high entropy alloys, etc.

Basic principle

Consumable electrode made of metal or alloy, whose end surface is heated by plasma arc to melt into liquid, and the liquid is ejected and crushed into fine droplets by the centrifugal force of high-speed rotation of the electrode. The droplets eventually form a spherical powder under the action of surface tension in the condensation process.

Technical characteristics

  • Plasma transfer arc
  • High rotating speed consumable electrode (Average 30,000rpm)
  • Inert gas protection (Ar or He)
  • Low energy consumption
  • The produced metal powders have high-quality and high sphericity, which are very suitable for laser cladding, hot isostatic pressing (HIP) and other AM processes.

Rotating speed of electrode rod Average 30,000rpm (Adjustable)
Diameter of Eletrode rod Φ50mm
Powder Morphology Spherical Rate ≥90%
Particle Size Distribution D50≤63µm (Ni-base superalloys)D50≤105µm (Ti-alloys)D50≤100µm (W-alloys)
Capacity ≥80kg (8h, Ni-base superalloys)≥40kg (8h, Ti-alloys)≥100kg (8h, W-alloys)
Oxygen Increment ≤120ppm
Atmosphere Ar or He (high purity) or other inert gas
Maximum power 300kW
Floor Space 5m x 3m x 2m
Applications Ti&Alloys, Ni&Alloys, Co&Alloys, Stainless steels, high entropy alloys, Cu& Alloys and refractory alloys, etc.

1 Plasma gun system In-house design and manufacturing
2 High rotating speed shaft system and dynamic sealing mechanism In-house design and outsourced
3 Feeding system In-house design and outsourced
4 Powder collection system In-house design and outsourced
5 Atomization chamber In-house design and outsourced
6 Vacuum system Outsourced
7 Cooling system In-house design and outsourced
8 Gas supply system In-house design and outsourced
9 Power supply and Electrical control system Outsourced