American Brazing Installs GM Vacuum Furnace
American Brazing, Willoughby, Ohio, a division of Paulo Products Co., installed a 10-bar vacuum furnace manufactured by G-M Enterprises, Corona, Calif. The furnace has a high-pressure, 10-bar Argon-quench and a 42 in. x 42 in. x 60 in. hot zone with a 8,000-lb gross load weight capacity. The cooling system is powered by a 600-hp variable frequency drive system and a 14,000,000 Btu/hr heat exchanger. The hot zone features a multiple-point support system to minimize heat and weight distortion, and the molybdenum heating elements are designed to provide optimum temperature uniformity.