Souderton, PA (PRWEB) March 28, 2013
Solar Manufacturing was recently asked to build two Model HFL-5748IQ Size Vacuum Furnaces for a large commercial heat treating group located in the mid-west region of the United States. These furnaces will greatly expand overall vacuum furnace capacity of the organization and provide state-of-the-art high pressure gas quenching heat treating capability for processes requiring up to 6 Bar cooling pressures.
The first furnace is a Model HFL-5748-2IQ with a work zone that measures 36” wide x 36” high x 48” deep and an internal quench system capable of cooling at up to 2 Bar gas pressures. The second furnace is a Model HFL-5748-6IQ with the same work zone size, but with quenching at 6 Bar gas pressures.
The hot zone insulation on both furnaces utilizes a one (1) inch foil-faced graphite board backed by four (4) layers of ½” graphite felt all supported in a heavy-duty stainless steel ring structure. The hearth capacity of both furnaces is designed to accept a workload of 5,000 pounds. The heating elements will be a thin, durable, curved graphite design allowing for a maximum operating temperature of 2,500○F. The vacuum pumping systems will consist of a Stokes Model 412J 300 CFM mechanical pump backed by a Stokes 615 Booster blower for vacuum operation in the low micron range. The gas cooling blower motors on the HFL-5748-2IQ will be 150 HP and on the HFL-5748-6IQ it will be 200 HP. Both furnaces will be provided with an Allen-Bradley PowerFlex variable frequency drive to control the blower motors.
The instrumentation and controls will feature the SolarVac™ 5000 system. In addition, a Solar ConserVac™ package will be incorporated on both furnaces for reduced power consumption.
ABOUT SOLAR MANUFACTURING
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. http://www.solarmfg.com.