SECO/WARWICK Allied Pvt. Ltd. installed a single-chamber vacuum hardening furnace at Jyoti Heat Treat Industries’ fourth commercial heat-treatment facility in Pune, India. The furnace, which has high-pressure gas quenching and an advanced PLC/HMI control system, is ideally suited for vacuum hardening in an oxygen-free environment. It has an effective uniform hot-zone size of 600 x 600 x 900 mm (24 x 24 x 36 inches) and a load capacity of 600 kg (1,320 pounds).

 The Vector furnace installed at Jyoti can also be used for additional processes such as vacuum annealing, normalizing and tempering. Heating can be performed in vacuum as well as under convection with partial pressure. Quench pressure can be adjusted from 1.5 bar to a maximum of 10 bar. After adding this new vacuum furnace, Jyoti Heat Treat Industries is now capable of catering to all customer heat-treat-related requirements.