Solar Receives Vacuum Furnace Order
A major metal manufacturer in the southeastern United States has placed an order with Solar Manufacturing (Souderton, Pa.) for a vacuum furnace. The furnace features a high-efficiency, graphite-insulated hot zone for operating temperatures up to 2850°F. It has a work zone measuring 36 inches wide x 36 inches high x 48 inches deep and a load capacity of 3,500 pounds. Thin-profile, curved graphite heating elements will heat workloads rapidly, meeting AMS 2750D specifications, while tapered graphite gas nozzles will direct quench gas onto the workload for optimum gas cooling. A diffusion pumping system is used for high vacuum applications up to 10-6 Torr. The external gas quench system will consist of a 50-HP motor, fan wheel, heat exchanger and diffuser.