Solar Atmospheres of Western PA has invested in a brand new car bottom air furnace that is 20 feet in length. Delivery of this new piece of equipment will be in July of 2018. The furnace will be surveyed in accordance with AMS2750 and is uniform within ±10°F (Class 2). The furnace has a working zone that is 60-inches square by 240 inches long and will handle a workload up to 30,000 pounds. With a maximum operating temperature of 1400°F, this furnace will accommodate not only the tempering of large tool steel components but also age hardening of 15-5 PH, 17-4 PH, and nickel-based alloys.
Solar is typically known around the world as a “vacuum only” heat treater. However, there is a great need for heat treating non finished parts and materials in accordance with the same specifications (AMS, MIL, Boeing and Airbus) within different atmospheres where surface oxidation is permissible. This new 20-foot air furnace will allow the “raw material customer” an option, while being more price competitive than with a vacuum environment.
This new investment will only complement the vast array of large vacuum furnaces that Solar operates every day.
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