Robert Wooler Company, a commercial heat-treating company located in Dresher, Pa., commissioned a new vacuum furnace from Solar Manufacturing. The custom-built Model HFL-5748-2EQ features a SolarVac 3000 control system, a state-of-the-art operator interface and precise temperature programmer/control with multi-zone auto-tune PID. The horizontal front-loading furnace has a 36-inch-wide x 36-inch-high x 48-inch-deep work zone and a load capacity of 3,500 pounds. With a maximum operating temperature of 2500°F, this Class 2 furnace has a temperature uniformity of +/- 10°F per AMS 2750D standards.
With this new furnace, Robert Wooler can now offer its
customers furnace availability, flexibility and capacity for austenitic,
martensitic and precipitation-hardening stainless steels. The total installed
investment (inclusive of utilities and upgrades) was $600,000. The tight tolerance on temperature
uniformity is especially important since the majority of Robert Wooler’s
clients are in the aerospace, defense and medical industries.
Robert Wooler Commissions Vacuum Furnace
January 30, 2012