Ipsen, Inc. shipped a new TurboTreater® vacuum furnace to Conbraco Industries. The model H5448 horizontal-loading vacuum furnace will be used for hardening stainless steel castings. The furnace features a patented 12-bar nitrogen internal-quench system, an energy-efficient graphite hot zone with shaped graphite heating elements capable of processing temperatures up to 2400°F and a CompuVac® interactive control system. The unit has a 36-inch x 36-inch x 48-inch hot zone and is capable of handling loads up to 3,500 pounds.

This shipment represents the fourth TurboTreater acquired by Conbraco Industries, which manufactures plumbing and heating products, water gauges, marine fittings and backflow prevention devices. The company currently has H5448 2-bar, H6060 6-bar and H5448 10-bar vacuum furnaces. Ipsen maintains manufacturing plants in Rockford, Ill.; Souderton, Pa.; Kleve, Germany; Calcutta, India; Kyoto, Japan; and Shanghai, China.