OXY-GON Industries shipped a bottom-loading vacuum/inert atmosphere glove-box furnace to Innovative Technology Inc. of Newburyport, Mass. The furnace’s maximum operating temperature was designed for 1200°C, and the molybdenum heating zone has a 9-inch x 18-inch-high usable work zone. This system, which is powered by a 15-kVA air-cooled transformer and SCR controller, is designed to fit onto a standard-size box and features a top-mounted lift that allows full interior access when the furnace chamber is closed. A two-stage mechanical pump provides an operating environment of 1x10-2 Torr vacuum.