Solar Atmospheres of Western PA commenced operation of a new custom-built horizontal 20-bar vacuum furnace at its Hermitage, Pa., facility.
Solar Atmospheres of Western PA commenced operation of a new
custom-built horizontal 20-bar vacuum furnace (40 inches wide x 50 inches deep
x 36 inches high) at its Hermitage, Pa., facility. Designed and built by sister
company Solar Manufacturing, it is the fastest cooling furnace in the Solar
fleet. It will also enable the company to process a wider range of materials. The
excessive pressure and high-speed gas velocities of the 20-bar furnace simulate
oil quenching. However, using inert gas as an alternative to oil minimizes
distortion and provides a cleaner process. Solar can also increase core hardnesses
of large cross-sections. The furnace will be commissioned to process to
stringent pyrometry specifications for aerospace customers.
Solar Atmospheres Expands Capabilities
July 30, 2012