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New Furnace Enables High-Temp. Treatment of Larger Material

Monday, July 1, 2019
 

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA has installed a new, 14-ft.-long car-bottom air furnace capable of handling workloads to 30,000 lb. A 1400 F maximum operating temperature allows the furnace to accommodate tempering of large tool steel components, as well as age hardening of nickel-based alloys and precipitation hardenable stainless steels.

The furnace, surveyed in accordance with AMS2750 Rev E and uniform within ±10 F (per Class 2 specs.), features a work zone measuring 60 x 54 x 168 in.

“This new air-tempering furnace will be a good complement to its larger counterpart, a recently installed 20-ft.-long car-bottom furnace,” says Bob Hill, company president. “Expanding our large -air-furnace capability will enhance the turnaround for our raw material customers, and is more cost-effective than processing in a vacuum environment.”

 

See also: Solar Atmospheres

Related Enterprise Zones: Materials/Coatings, Quality Control, Tool & Die


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