Solar Manufacturing, Inc. Vacuum Furnace Featured in Component Repair Technologies, Inc. Article

Solar Manufacturing VBL Furnace at Component Repair Technologies

Photo courtesy of Component Repair Technologies, Inc.

Souderton, PA, April 25, 2017 – Recently an article appeared in Crains Cleveland Business news describing the company Component Repair Technologies (CRT) in detail. The article featured a photo of a large vertical vacuum furnace. Although not mentioned in the article, the vacuum furnace is Solar Manufacturing, Inc. designed and built, specifically to CRT requirements.

The Solar Manufacturing furnace is a workhorse for their operation. The furnace was put into operation over five years ago, and to date has logged more than four thousand cycles. It is in use virtually 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The large furnace pictured has a working hot zone 84″ in diameter by 60″ high and will operate to 2400 º F in high vacuum conditions. The furnace has a weight capacity of 5,000 lb. on the hearth and includes a 300 HP motor fan and heat exchanger for rapid argon gas quenching at up to two atmospheres overpressure. Under heating and in the vacuum mode, the furnace operates to the mid-10-5 Torr vacuum range – approximately the vacuum level on the surface of the moon.

This information is supplied by William R Jones, CEO, Solar Manufacturing, Inc. For more information about Solar Manufacturing, please contact Pete Reh at 1-267-384-5040 x1509, or via email


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For more information on Component Repair, a company specializing in repairing turbine parts and related jet engine components please contact:

Mr. Rich Mears, President

Component Repair Technologies

8507 Tyler Boulevard

Mentor, OH  44060