Solar Atmospheres Breaks Ground in California
Solar Manufacturing of Souderton, Pa., is currently constructing the furnaces for the new plant, which will start out with four production furnaces of varying sizes. The first is a 24-foot-deep car-bottom-type vacuum furnace with a load capacity of 50,000 pounds; the second is a 6-foot-deep, 10-bar quenching capability, high-vacuum furnace that can process up to 3,000-pound loads; and the third furnace is a 5-foot-deep, 2-bar cooling, high-vacuum furnace. The new facility, which is scheduled to open the first week of September 2010, will also have a 5-foot-deep recirculating air-temper furnace. It is anticipated that these furnaces will serve many industries within the greater Southern California area.