Premier Furnace/BeaverMatic received an order from an aerospace supplier for a double-pallet forge furnace that will be used for preheating and heat treating rolled rings. It is capable of processing two 5.5-feet-wide x 5.5-feet-deep x 2.75-feet-high workloads with a gross weight of 9,000 pounds each. The load is heated by five Kromschröder Ecomax pulse-fired self-recuperative burners, and a forced convection system results in ±20°F with temperature capabilities up to 2150°F (1177°C).
A Honeywell HC900 controls and monitors the temperature process of the furnace. The PLC will also allow the operator to program multiple temperature ramp rates and setpoints via input from one type-N thermocouple assembly mounted to the rear wall. The furnace is insulated with energy-efficient materials to maintain a reasonable cold-face temperature and minimize heat loss while operating at normal process parameters.