Bodycote Installs Upgraded Furnace
Bodycote North America Inc. installed a rebuilt, upgraded Abar Ipsen HR 46 vacuum furnace at its Santa Ana, Calif., facility. The furnace has working dimensions of 36 in. x 48 in. x 33 in. (915 x 1,220 x 840 mm), which can process load sizes to 2,000 lb (910 kg). The equipment is capable of pressure quench of up to 1 bar using either nitrogen or argon atmosphere. The upgrade includes a Honeywell 552 control system to precisely control process parameters.