SECO/VACUUM, a SECO/WARWICK Group company, received an order from Watlow Electric Manufacturing Co., which will celebrate its centennial in 2022, for a high-vacuum furnace and auxiliaries for its plant in Mexico. The furnace, which has a work zone measuring 40 x 40 x 48 inches (1,000 x 1,000 x 1,200 mm) and a 1.5-ton load capacity, will be used for annealing thermocouple wires between every drawing stage. The furnace package includes a 20,000 l/s diffusion pump for high-vacuum operation as well as a closed-loop water system, loading cart and nitrogen reservoir. It will be capable of high-pressure gas quenching with nitrogen up to 6 bar.
Industrial Heating is hosting three free webinars over the next three weeks, including two in the next couple of days. “Users of Industrial Hydrogen Look Beyond Delivered for Security of Supply” will be held tomorrow, November 30, at 11:00 a.m. (EST). “How to Help Your Customers Decide to Reshore” will be held Thursday, December 2, at 2:00 p.m. (EST), and “Grinding and Polishing of Sample Materials for Microstructural Analysis and Hardness Testing” will be held Tuesday, December 14, at 2:00 p.m. (EST). Registration for these webinars is free.
SECO/VACUUM received an order for two vacuum tempering furnaces from an international cutting-tool manufacturer. The furnaces will augment the company’s capacity, which currently includes four vacuum tempering furnaces of the same configuration at its North Carolina manufacturing facility. The two horizontal, front-loading Vector furnaces are designed with an all-metal hot zone for clean vacuum processing. As with the earlier furnaces, the new furnaces include convection fans and a pressurized gas quench for rapid cooling.
Registration for IHEA’s Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating Online Learning Course is now open. Scheduled to begin January 17, 2022, the six-week class will run through February 27. The flexible online format and interactive forums are just some of the benefits of this class. The curriculum includes the basics of heat transfer, fuels and combustion, energy use, furnace design, refractories, automatic control, and atmospheres as applied to industrial process heating. Weekly coursework, quizzes and a final-exam project are administered to guide students on their progress and evaluate their knowledge of the material.
SECO/WARWICK will deliver a vacuum furnace to a European manufacturer of heavy equipment. The furnace, which has workspace dimensions of 600 x 600 x 900 mm, will be used for hardening and tempering processes for steel. Its design has been customized in order to meet the demands of a dedicated thermal process used in the production of aircraft landing gear. SECO/WARWICK engineers fitted the furnace with a non-standard system for sub-quenching with liquid nitrogen, which enables the required quick cool-down of landing-gear components.
SECO/WARWICK received an order from a Polish company that specializes in the field of automotive engines, filters, electric equipment and cooling systems for a vacuum furnace for aluminum brazing. According to SECO/WARWICK, the furnace is designed specifically for vacuum brazing aluminum components and will be the largest of its kind in Poland. The customer provided detailed guidelines related to complex solutions in terms of automatic loading and transport of parts, along with precise control and uniformity of the temperature distribution.
An international aircraft controls manufacturer ordered a low-temperature vacuum furnace from SECO/VACUUM, a SECO/WARWICK Group brand, for tempering, aging and other processes. The furnace will ensure bright part surfaces after treatment in lower temperatures. It is designed to operate up to 1380°F (750°C) with work-zone dimensions of 24 x 24 x 36 inches and a load capacity 1,750 pounds. The furnace meets class 2 TUS requirements per AMS 2750F and is capable of nitrogen convection heating and cooling. This is the fifth vacuum furnace supplied by SECO/WARWICK Group to this company, which operates multiple facilities in the United States and Asia.