Solar Releases Vacuum Furnace Booklets

Solar Manufacturing, makers of leading-technology vacuum heat treat furnaces, recently released on their website and in printed format tw...


Solar Manufacturing, makers of leading-technology vacuum heat treat furnaces, recently released on their website and in printed format two helpful booklets for companies operating vacuum furnaces. The two booklets are the latest in a series of practical helps intended for the benefit of all vacuum furnace users.

The two booklets are: “Important Considerations When Purchasing a Vacuum Furnace” which shares practical insights from eleven (11) important areas critical to the wise purchase of a vacuum furnace. These eleven (11) areas include hot zone work area, load capacity, and insulating materials; temperature range; vacuum level and system components; furnace chamber design; gas cooling system, electrical power supply and controls; and several other critical areas.

“Important Considerations in Selecting a Vacuum Furnace Water Cooling System” delves deeper into water cooling systems. This helpful booklet covers the components on a vacuum furnace that may need to be water cooled, the different type of water cooling systems available on the market and the advantages and disadvantages of each, pretreatments that are necessary or advisable with each type of cooling system, and shares a real-life example of water cooling systems.

In addition to these two booklets, Solar Manufacturing also offers five (5) other booklets:
“Understanding Power Losses in Vacuum Furnaces”
“Understanding PID Temperature Control as Applied to Vacuum Furnace Performance”
“Operating a Vacuum Furnace Under Humid Conditions”
“Temperature Uniformity Surveying for Vacuum Furnaces”
“Critical Melting Points for Metals and Alloys”

Other technical articles, in addition to these booklets, can be found at the website address below.

For more information:

Solar Manufacturing
(215) 721-1502 x1234

Solar Manufacturing
Solar Manufacturing stands out above our competition. Our vacuum heat treating and brazing furnaces are designed to be the most energy efficient, cost effective, highest performing and most technically advanced furnaces on the market. With models ranging from small top-loading laboratory size furnaces to mid-size horizontal production furnaces to huge car-bottom vacuum furnaces, we design for heat treat processes such as hardening, brazing, stress relieving, normalizing, annealing, tempering, and sintering. Our furnaces feature improved graphite insulation materials, curved graphite heating elements, tapered gas nozzles, high velocity gas quench systems, SolarVac 3000 interactive control systems, ConserVac energy management system and Magnetic Specialties´┐Ż Smart Power Supplies. Solar Manufacturing has also developed a name throughout the industry in Aftermarket Support. Our engineers can improve your existing hot zone by designing a replacement hot zone that is durable, energy efficient and will improve cooling and heating. We also offer vacuum furnace spare parts and service. Solar Manufacturing is a member of the Solar Atmospheres family of companies. Solar Atmospheres, Inc. is a progressive company and the largest independently owned commercial heat treater in the USA. With this affiliation and our extensive experience, Solar Manufacturing has gained a distinct advantage in the industry to assist you in choosing the right vacuum furnace or replacement hot zone for your needs. ...Read more Or visit