SECO/WARWICK received an order from an international tool manufacturer, with branches in 40 countries, for a vacuum furnace that will be used for tempering. The horizontal, front-loading furnace is purpose-built to accommodate the company’s needs with an all-metal hot zone for clean vacuum processing, a convection fan and a pressurized gas quench for quick cooling. This was the third furnace order from the tool manufacturer.

According to SECO/WARWICK, its Vector high-pressure gas-quenching (HPGQ) furnaces are ideal for machine tool manufacturers. They can be used for most standard hardening, tempering, annealing, solution heat-treating, brazing and sintering applications. Vector can provide high uniformity in heat-treated parts, high consistency in workloads and high speeds in batch processing, along with low gas consumption.