Centorr Vacuum Industries announced it has received orders for two high-temperature sintering furnaces for 2009-2010 delivery from various customers in the USA and South America.
The designs include a 2 cu ft and a 12 cu ft design for SiC and B4C sintering. These new furnaces build on the success of CVI's experience in non-oxide ceramics and Tungsten Carbide hardmetals with modifications made specifically for higher-temperature SiC and B4C processing.
Centorr's design includes robust Graphite Tube and Block elements designed for use to 2450°C, with single or multiple control zones for excellent temperature uniformity. The upgraded graphite insulation design provides for long-term service even in the presence of process off-gassing and binder contamination, while the new dual flowthrough Sweepgas system allows more effective "sweeping" away of these binders and process contaminants. Furnace control is via PLC/Programmable Controllers with Centorr's optional custom designed HMI visualization interface. Centorr Vacuum Industries new Sintervac SiC is available in sizes of 2,3,4.5,9,16,24,and 54 cubic foot volumes.
Centorr Vacuum Industries is a high temperature vacuum and controlled atmosphere furnace manufacturer with an installed base of over 6000 units worldwide. Their furnace offering ranges from large commercial and production units with hot zones over 3m x 3m, to smaller Lab and Research & Development furnaces for use at temperatures over 3500°C. They are located in Nashua, NH with a fully staffed Aftermarket Field Service group, and Applied Technology Center offering R&D support and toll production service.