This Low Pressure Vacuum Carburizing furnace with high temperature convection heating is for hardening and carburizing bearing steel and aerospace components. The furnace is designed with a hot zone of 24” x 24” x 36” and a maximum temperature rating of 2400°F and 1300 pound gross load capacity. It has 12-bar pressure quenching. Additional features include isothermal quenching and modifications to address the low distortion and demands of high performance bearings and gear markets. Seco/Warwick Corp. officials expect to commission the furnace by midsummer 2013. It is the second vacuum furnace that IBC has purchased from Seco/Warwick.