Solar Receives Vacuum Furnace Order
Solar Manufacturing (Souderton, Pa.) received an order for an HFL-6672-2EQ furnace from a western Ohio aerospace-engine manufacturer. The furnace will have an operating temperature of 2500°F with a work zone measuring 42 inches wide x 42 inches high x 72 inches deep and a load capacity of 4,000 pounds.
The furnace features a high-efficiency, graphite-insulated hot zone consisting of four layers of ½-inch-thick WDF-grade graphite felt with a hot face of FlexShield. A 2-bar, external gas quench system will consist of a 150 horsepower motor rated at 3,600 RPM and a Robinson radial fan wheel and diffuser. Also featured on the furnace is the SolarVac 3000, which consists of an interactive Allen-Bradley PanelView operator interface that utilizes a 15-inch color touch screen in combination with an Allen Bradley programmable logic controller.