Solar Atmospheres Manufacturing (Souderton, Pa.) received a vacuum furnace order from The LSW Group Pty. Ltd. (Bankstown, Australia).

Solar Atmospheres Manufacturing (Souderton, Pa.) received a vacuum furnace order from The LSW Group Pty. Ltd. (Bankstown, Australia). The furnace features a high-efficiency, graphite-insulated hot zone consisting of four layers of .5-inch-thick, WDF-grade graphite felt with a hot face of FlexShield. Operating temperatures will be at a maximum of 2500°F with a work zone measuring 36 inches wide x 36 inches high x 48 inches deep and a load capacity of 3,500 pounds.

The furnace also includes the SolarVac 3000, a state-of-the-art, interactive control system that enables the furnace operator to monitor, control and graphically view displayed information. The 2-bar external gas quench system will consist of a 150 horsepower motor and a Robinson radial fan wheel and diffuser. The anticipated delivery date is February 2007.