Helicopter Manufacturer Orders Vacuum Furnace
January 31, 2012
SECO/WARWICK S.A. of Poland supplied a vacuum furnace to a leading manufacturer of helicopters for civil and military customers. The gas-quenching (nitrogen) furnace, which is dedicated for low-pressure carburizing of gears and transmission parts, has a maximum load weight of 1,000 kg (2,204 pounds). With a work-zone size of 900 x 800 x 1,200 mm (35.4 x 31.5 x 47.3 inches), the furnace has a maximum temperature of 1300°C (2372°F) and maximum vacuum of 10-2mbar.