Solar Atmospheres Molybdenum Hot Zoned Vacuum Furnace Equipped with Unique Oversized Pumping System
Solar Atmospheres of Western PA recently added a very unique piece of equipment to its fleet of furnaces - a brand new, state of the art all molybdenum hot zoned vacuum furnace. The all stainless steel chamber with a 24-inch wide x 24-inch high x 36-inch deep hot zone rated at 2500 degrees Fahrenheit is equipped with an oversized pumping system. Unlike other vacuum furnaces, this pumping system has a series of isolation valves which concentrates the critical vacuum levels within the location that matters most - the vacuum chamber. Hence, this furnace was built exclusively for the critical materials often encountered in the aerospace, medical, and semiconductor arenas that are sensitive to vacuum levels and the potential contact of carbon particles. To enhance the unshielded processing of critical parts at vacuum levels lower than 5X10-6 Torr without any contamination, Solar Atmospheres will construct an environmentally controlled room surrounding this furnace. The room will be temperature, humidity and positive pressure controlled which will aid in eliminating water vapor, dust and debris (FOD) concerns. New and clean dedicated fixturing will be used exclusively for this furnace, never leaving the premises.
Bob Hill, president of Solar Atmospheres of Western PA, states: "This brand new furnace and environs will enable us to guarantee bright clean work while eliminating the safety hazard of handling razor sharp stainless steel foils. Now that this furnace is fully operational, in 2017 we look forward to adding the MedAccred medical accreditation to our ever expanding list of approvals. I would like to thank our sister company Solar Manufacturing for designing and constructing this outstanding, pristine furnace that will enable us to produce parts that will significantly add even more value to our customer's operations."
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Solar Atmospheres specializes in vacuum heat treating, vacuum nitriding, vacuum brazing as well as vacuum carburizing services. With processing expertise and personalized service, Solar will process your small or large parts efficiently with our unique range of over 60 vacuum furnaces. Sizes range from lab furnaces to the world's largest commercial vacuum furnace. ...Read more Or visit www.solaratm.com
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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 SpecialtiesÃ¯Â¿Â½ 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 www.solarmfg.com