Solar Manufacturing Receives Order For New Top Loading Vacuum Carburizing Furnace

Solar Manufacturing, Inc. announces it has received an order for a specialized top loading vacuum furnace required by a major manufacturer of tube fittings, adapters, valves, filters and related coupling hardware. Primary application of the vacuum furnace will be for the development and expansion of production carburizing techniques as related to the end-user’s products.

“The furnace is a Solar Manufacturing Model VTL-714-VC, top loading design with a work zone that measures 7.5″ diameter x 14″ high with a load capacity up to 250 pounds,” said Peter Reh, vice president of sales. “The hot zone will incorporate a combination of Flexshield hot face backed by layers of graphite felt to allow for operation up to 2400oF with bake-out capability of 2500°F. The elements will be graphite rod placed in a vertical electrical wye configuration, and quenching will be accomplished via an external 10 HP cooling system, he said. “The various gas flow controls systems are provided to accomplish the processing results dictated by the proposed applications, and the vacuum system included allows for controlled operation in the 10-2 to 50 Torr range,” he concluded.

Solar Manufacturing manufactures vacuum heat treating and brazing furnaces and offers replacement hot zones for various vacuum furnace brands. To learn more about their diverse product line, contact Peter Reh, Vice President of Sales, Rick Jones, International Sales Manager or Dennis Hiddemen, Aftermarket Sales Manager at 267-384-5040 or ,, or