Customer Witnesses Successful Carburizing Demonstration Prior to Furnace Shipment

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Customer Witnesses Successful Carburizing Demonstration Prior to Furnace Shipment

Solar Manufacturing, Inc. recently conducted a successful carburizing demonstration of a new furnace built for a major gear manufacturer, which is currently being shipped across the U.S. In accordance with Solar Manufacturing’s on-going policy of fully testing a furnace with the customer in attendance prior to shipping, the Director of Technical Services from the gear manufacturer was on-site to see this successful carburizing results first-hand and approve immediate delivery. Two additional maintenance personnel also visited Solar to observe the furnace teardown which will ease re-assembly when it arrives at its final destination.

The furnace is a Solar Manufacturing Model HVC-3836-2IQ horizontal, front loading type vacuum carburizing furnace. The furnace has a work zone that measures 24” (610 mm) wide x 24” (610 mm) high x 36” (914 mm) deep with a hearth designed to accommodate up to a 1,000 pound workload. The entire hot zone utilizes a Flexshield hot face backed by four (4) layers of ½” thick graphite felt insulation all supported in a heavy-duty stainless steel structure. The heating elements are designed with thin, durable, curved graphite allowing for a maximum operating temperature of 2500oF. The vacuum pumping system consists of a Stokes Model 412J 300 CFM mechanical pump backed by a Stokes 615 Booster blower for vacuum operation in the low micron range.

A large 100 HP internal Fan and heat exchanger cooling system has been included for quenching loads to required hardness.


Solar Manufacturing designs and manufactures all types of vacuum heat treating and brazing furnaces and offers replacement hot zone and spare parts for various vacuum furnace brands. To learn more about Solar Manufacturing’s diverse product line and services, contact Pete Reh, VP of Sales, at 267-384-5040 x 509 or pkr(at)solarmfg(dot)com. Additional information can be found on our web site – .    


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Lori Atkinson
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