Solar Manufacturing Receives Vacuum Furnace Hot Zone Improvement Patent

Souderton, PA, August 10, 2017 – A new U.S. Patent, No. 9,702,627 B2, was awarded on July 11, 2017 to Solar Manufacturing, Inc. for an innovation in vacuum furnace hot zone design. This hot zone improvement centers on the configuration of heating element supports, providing for simpler, streamlined manufacture of the support assembly. The new design further provides for easy assembly and disassembly of heating elements, a significant improvement over prior designs.

Inventors are Robert Wilson, Solar Manufacturing’s VP of Engineering, and Mark Hughes, Senior Design Engineer.

Copies of U.S. Patent No. 9,702,627 B2 may be obtained by visiting