The Carlisle CC Burner is known as a cannon style burner . Its large outer case and tremendous flame output resembles the profile of a "cannon". This burner may be used with a mixture of oxygen and either natural gas, propane, or hydrogen (different tips are suggested depending on the gas used).
This burner produces two distinctive flames, the centerfire (pre-mixed) and the outer fire (surface mixed). The centerfire, which has characteristics of a single ported tip, produces a flame similar to what may be achieved with a Carlisle hand torch.
There are three types of centerfire tips available. The #5 tip has the largest orifice of the piloted centerfire tips, this produces more BTU's than the smaller #3 tip. The #3 centerfire tip produces a smaller, more defined flame. The last type is the hydrogen tip which is for use with hydrogen gas, it is unpiloted, and has the same orifice size as the #5 tip. Though the hydrogen tip can be used with all gases, best results are achieved with hydrogen. Note: The #3 and #5 tips are piloted and will be damaged if used with hydrogen.
The outer shell of the CC body is manufactured from brass (SS optional). The brass shell is threaded onto a machined brass body. For fuel gas supply, four metering valves are attached to the back of the body. These valves are color coded for ease of use. The oxygen valves have green handles while the gas valves have red handles. On a standard CC these valves are interconnected by crossover attachments to limit the feed hose requirements to two. The CC burner is also available with four separate inlets to allow for the use of foot controllers. The standard hose connections on the CC are welding hose "B fittings". Other connection types are available such as hose barbs and JIC connections. These connection types are explained further here.
There are several styles of bases available for the CC. The standard style is a Ball and Post mount. The Ball and Post base utilizes a crescent shaped solid steel base with a ball and socket connection. The post that extends upward is threaded directly into the bottom of the CC body. This style offers a selective articulation. In order to adjust the angle of the head, the user releases a thumb screw at the base of the post. When re-tightened, this provides positive burner positioning. The Rack and Pinion style mount utilizes a pinion gear to pivot the burner in an arc, offering greater range of positioning than the Ball and Post mount. The user can adjust a knob on the side of the mounting device for quick, accurate positioning. Custom lathe mounts are also available as an option.
The Heat Exchanger is standard with any CC burner. Manufactured from aluminium, the Heat Exchanger dissipates heat from the burner body. The Heat Exchanger has cooling fins providing increased surface area for the transfer of heat. Some applications with high radiant heat transfer, will find our water cooling option desirable.