Vacuum Furnace Heating Element Support
VFS Corp. offers an optional molybdenum slide-through element support hot zone feature for its vacuum furnaces. The new design allows the molybdenum elements to expand and contract freely within the hot zone, minimizing shrinkage, sagging and distortion, which helps extend the life of the element. Due to the increased expansion of molybdenum versus other elements, supports are placed along the element to hold it in position relative to the hot face. With this design, the molybdenum element can expand back and forth along its length.