Solar Manufacturing Ships Mentor Furnace to a Tool & Die Manufacturer

Mentor Vacuum Heat Treating Furnace

Sellersville, PA, August 28, 2023 – Solar Manufacturing recently shipped a Mentor® vacuum furnace to a customer specializing in Tool and Die. The customer has purchased a total of three furnaces from Solar Manufacturing and this is their first Mentor®. The furnace will primarily be utilized to harden tool steels.

The Mentor® features a graphite-insulated hot zone measuring 12” wide x 12” high x 18” deep, capable of operating temperatures up to 2400°F, and a load weight capacity up to 250 lbs. The furnace includes the SolarVac® Essentials PLC based control system with HMI/industrial PC utilizing Wonderware supervisory software for recipe storage, alarm management, and data acquisition functions.

Pete Reh, Vice President of Sales, states, “For years, the heat-treaters have been requesting a compact, yet rugged furnace that would efficiently process smaller workloads. We have many Mentor® customers who utilize these heat-treating furnaces for production especially in additive manufacturing and medical industries.”

Solar Manufacturing designs and manufactures a wide variety of vacuum heat treating, sintering, and brazing furnaces and offers replacement hot zones, spare parts, and professional service. To learn more about Solar Manufacturing contact Pete Reh, VP of Sales, at 267-384-5040 x1509, or via email