Modular Vacuum Furnaces for an Ever Changing World

Tuesday, October 15, 2019: 11:40 AM
251C (TCF Center)
Mr. Patrick Weymer , Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems, Cranston, RI
In today’s manufacturing environment, it is important that companies are agile to adapt to today’s changing landscape. It may be time to take a closer look at modular vacuum furnaces. Introduced originally in the 1970’s, the modular furnace allows companies to adapt as their products evolve or as their product line expands. The concept incorporates various modules that can be added or removed over time. The base module consists of a cold wall vessel with insulation, heating system, pumping system, and control system. Various additional cooling and heating modules can be included or added or removed as required to enable annealing, brazing, carbonitriding, carburizing, hardening, quenching, and sintering. The furnace is suitable for processing a single load or it can be fitted with a preheat/vacuum module, multiple heating modules, and a cooling module to enable processing multiple loads on a continuous basis to meet increasing demand.
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