Solar Atmospheres recently announced that it has added a new 12 ft long car-bottom vacuum furnace with an advanced pumping system and rapid cooling to its Greenville, S.C. facility.
The new vacuum furnace is 144 in. deep, 54 in. wide and 54 in. high and is able to process up to 50,000-pound loads. It features a vacuum pumping system that has an ultimate vacuum of 1×10 -6 Torr, which is important for processing titanium and other high-grade alloys. Solar Atmospheres also says that the furnace will help apply newly developed designs for the uniform and rapid cooling of large workloads.
“We see the acquisition of this new furnace as key to meeting the growing needs of Solar’s customers. This provides yet another tool to lower their cost of heat treatment through economies of scale only experienced through the use of large vacuum furnaces,” said Michael Paponetti, regional sales manager for Solar Atmospheres.
The installation is scheduled for 2020.