Solar Manufacturing Provides Furnace to Georgia Southern University

Solar Manufacturing recently shipped a horizontal front-loading vacuum furnace to Georgia Southern University (GSU) in Statesboro, GA.&nb...

The furnace (the Mentor) combines versatility and compact design to efficiently process smaller load sizes and is ideal for laboratory use.

Solar Manufacturing recently shipped a horizontal front-loading vacuum furnace to Georgia Southern University (GSU) in Statesboro, GA.  The furnace – the Mentor - combines versatility and compact design to efficiently process smaller load sizes and is ideal for laboratory use.  GSU will be using the furnace primarily for vacuum thermal processing research and development of various iron-based alloys, including additive manufactured parts.

The Mentor includes a graphite shielded hot zone and heating elements, with a work zone size of 12" (0.3 m) wide X 12" (0.3 m) high X 18" (0.46 m) deep, and a weight capacity of 250 pounds (114 kg). Fully compliant to aerospace specification AMS2750E, the Mentor can process in an argon or nitrogen atmosphere or in high vacuum in the 10-6 Torr range with a 6” Varian diffusion pump. The furnace incorporates the SolarVac Essentials control system package with large graphic touchscreen overview. Programming capabilities include gas quench rate control up to two bar pressure, and precise temperature uniformity up to 2400° F (1316° C).

Dan Insogna, Solar Manufacturing’s southeast sales manager states, “We are pleased to provide a solution to GSU’s growing research and development efforts, and we know the Mentor vacuum furnace will benefit the university with this research.” 

For more information:

Solar Manufacturing
Phone: 
(267) 384-5040 x1509
Email: 
pete@solarmfg.com
URL: 
www.solarmfg.com


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� 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