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Solar Atmospheres’ South Carolina Facility Orders 10-Bar Vacuum Furnace

November 17, 2023

solar-atmospheres-south-carolina-vacuum-furnaceSolar Atmospheres has ordered a new 10-bar vacuum furnace for its facility in Greenville, SC.  The state-of-the-art horizontal furnace—48 in. wide by 48 in. high by 96 in. deep—will be manufactured by sister company Solar Manufacturing. Scheduled for installation late in 2024, It will be able to process loads to 12,000 lb. and will feature a vacuum pumping system capable of achieving an ultimate vacuum of 1x10-6 Torr, crucial for processing titanium and other high-grade alloys. Additionally, the furnace will apply newly developed designs for the uniform and rapid cooling of large workloads, say company officials, enabling the Greenville facility to continue bringing unique processing capabilities to the Southeast United States.  

Says Solar Atmospheres Southeast president Steve Prout: “We’re proud to offer our customers another regional option for high-pressure quenching of large components and workloads, as well as the opportunity to leverage economies of scale to reduce their cost of thermal processing in the midst of the challenging economic environment.”  

Industry-Related Terms: Alloys, Quenching, Scale
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See also: Solar Atmospheres

Technologies: Finishing


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