Ipsen sold a vacuum furnace with 12-bar gas quenching to commercial heat treater Midwest Thermal-Vac (MTV) of Kenosha, Wis. The furnace includes a diffusion pump for high-vacuum levels and an all-metal hot zone to ensure part cleanliness, which is an important feature for processing parts that need to comply with Nadcap and medical-industry requirements such as MedAccred. This is MTV’s second Ipsen furnace – the first is a horizontal furnace used primarily for processing tool-and-die work.

This TITAN furnace has a hot zone measuring 18 x 24 x 18 inches with a 1,000-pound load capacity. It is capable of operating at temperatures ranging from 900°F to 2400°F (482°C to 1316°C) with ±10°F (±6°C) temperature uniformity. The shipment also includes Ipsen’s PdMetrics software platform for predictive maintenance.