Solar Atmospheres (Hermitage, Penn.) recently announced that it installed a new, 14-foot long car bottom air furnace.
The furnace has a working zone measuring 60-by-54-by-168 in and can handle up to 30,000 pounds of workload. It has a maximum operating temperature of 1400ºF for tempering large tool steel components and the age hardening processes of nickel-based alloys and precipitation pardonable stainless steels.
“This new air tempering furnace will be a good complement to its larger counterpart, a recently installed 20 ft. long car bottom furnace. Expanding our large air furnace capability will enhance the turnaround for our ‘raw material’ customers, and is more cost-effective than processing in a vacuum environment,” Bob Hill, president of Solar Atmospheres of Western PA, said in a press release.