VAC AERO International sold a vacuum furnace to Samsung Electrics to be used for hardening captive press and plastic die molds used in the manufacture of mobile phones, refrigerators and washing machines. The furnace will be housed in Samsung’s new state-of-the-art facility in Gwangju Metropolitan City, Korea. The VAH6660 HV-6 is equipped with VAC AERO’s Honeywell HC900 interactive control system with complete network integration capabilities and remote monitoring and control.

The hot zone measures 48 inches wide x 48 inches high x 60 inches deep and is comprised of high-efficiency graphite felt, carbon composite and curved graphite elements. The furnace operates at temperatures up to 2400°F. The vacuum pumping system includes a diffusion pump for high-vacuum applications to 10-5 Torr. Delivery is scheduled for this summer.