When you need a vacuum furnace capable of reliable performance and matched to your process applications, invest in a Solar Manufacturing furnace.
This brochure provides you a handy reference chart to determine the furnace to match your needs.
Basic vacuum practices, a primer and basic introduction for vacuum technicians
This paper highlights a recent process development test relating to carburizing illustrating the need to better understand the effect of surface emissivity and the proper use of dummy thermocouple test blocks.
Author: Réal Fradette, Senior Technical Consultant, Solar Manufacturing
Originally Published: June 2012
Of the many papers written on methods of reducing vacuum-furnace operating energy requirements, most tend to highlight one specific furnace area. This article outlines various methods of reducing energy requirements of several furnace functions. The following will be discussed:
Advanced material solutions for fixtures, grids, and internal furnace components are available today. Check out the article to find out more.
Moisture analysis at different phases of the heat treat process is crucial as even trace amounts of oxygen and water vapor can lead to oxidation of the materials being processed. This paper explores why moisture reduction is critical and how to properly calibrate and operate an electrolytic hygrometer to monitor moisture in vacuum heat treating.
Learn about a new design that permit a larger span of quenching pressures to take advantage of motor horsepower ratings.