Ipsen shipped 25 furnaces during the last three months of 2016. With destinations in six countries and 13 U.S. states, the equipment will support the aerospace, automotive, commercial heat-treating, medical and MIM industries. Heat-treating systems ranged from a custom-built debinding and sintering furnace to a horizontal MetalMaster vacuum furnace with a 20,000-pound (9,072-kg) load capacity. Also included among the shipments were an atmosphere washer and loader, and several H2- and H6-sized TITAN vacuum furnaces equipped with the PdMetrics predictive-maintenance software platform.
Other vacuum furnaces shipped included horizontal and vertical MetalMaster furnaces, TITAN DS (debinding and sintering) furnaces, a VerticalTurbo, a TITAN LT (low-temperature), a horizontal TurboTreater and an HEQ (horizontal external quench) from the VFS product line.