Solar Atmospheres of Western PA invested in a new car-bottom air furnace. The 20-foot-long furnace, which will be delivered in July 2018, will be surveyed in accordance with AMS 2750 and is uniform within ±10°F (Class 2). It has a working zone that is 60 inches square x 240 inches long and will handle a workload up to 30,000 pounds. With a maximum operating temperature of 1400°F, the furnace will accommodate not only the tempering of large tool-steel components but also age hardening of 15-5 PH, 17-4 PH and nickel-based alloys.

The car-bottom air furnace will complement the vast array of large vacuum furnaces Solar Atmospheres of Western PA operates out of its facility in Hermitage, Pa.