Ipsen shipped a TITAN H8 vacuum furnace system with 2-bar gas quenching and PdMetrics predictive-maintenance software platform to a company on the West Coast. The equipment will be used to manufacture components and systems for the aerospace industry. The horizontal furnace, which is capable of meeting applicable AMS 2750E and Nadcap requirements, features a 48- x 80- x 48-inch (1,220- x 2,030- x 1,220-mm) all-metal work zone with a 6,000-pound (2,700-kg) load capacity. It is capable of operating at temperatures up to 2500°F (1370°C) with ±10°F (±6°C) temperature uniformity.
A key feature of the vacuum furnace system is its center elements option, which helps optimize the brazing process and ensures high-quality parts emerge bright and clean. The PdMetrics platform gathers data, analyzes it and provides real-time diagnostics that help improve the health and integrity of the equipment. Overall, this allows users to anticipate future furnace problems, refine operations, reduce unplanned downtime and increase production.