A new Dutch-Polish furnace company, Eurothermtech, has been formed. Based in Venlo, Netherlands, the company designs and manufactures heat-treating and melting furnaces and surface-treatment equipment. A horizontal heat-treating and brazing furnace for the processing of gas-turbine components has recently been shipped.

The furnace has a 800mm x 800mm x 1,800mm graphite-insulated hot zone, 6-bar argon quenching capacity and a variable-flow control system. A high-vacuum pumping system allows vacuum processing at 10(-5) mbar levels. The furnace is equipped with a Stange 607 industrial controller with an infrared touch panel, automatic leak-up check and automatic temperature uniformity control.