Ipsen recently shipped several furnaces, one of which was a horizontal TurboTreater ® vacuum furnace with 2-bar gas quenching that went to a metal-casting company in Texas, where it will be used to process parts for the Aerospace industry.
With the Aerospace industry’s demand for quality parts that adhere to strict process requirements, this TurboTreater furnace is capable of meeting applicable AMS 2750E requirements.
This specific TurboTreater features a 36” x 36” x 48” (914 mm x 914 mm x 1,219 mm) graphite hot zone with a carbon steel gas distribution plenum and a 3,000-pound (1,361 kg) load capacity.
It operates at temperatures of 1,000 °F to 2,400 °F (538 °C to 1,316 °C) with ±10 °F (±6 °C) temperature uniformity. The furnace is also equipped with a 20-inch Varian diffusion pump and Ipsen’s CompuVac
® control system.
In addition, this TurboTreater was equipped with a motion sensor on the mechanical pump with software that isolates the diffusion pump in the event of a failure or the maximum allowable foreline pressure being exceeded, as well as a variable frequency drive on the gas fan cooling motor for controlled cooling.
Other additions included a barcode scanner/reader, a paperless recorder with a channel for recording the dew point and a spare parts starter kit – which helps users prevent unnecessary downtime by supplying them with essential parts and consumables.
Overall, the Ipsen TurboTreater line allows customers to order heat treatment furnace systems specified to their unique needs. Other possible modifications that can be made to the TurboTreater include variations on the hot zone insulation package, heating elements, pumping systems and control system.
In addition, this multi-purpose vacuum furnace leads the industry through the use of patented mechanical features, such as Ipsen’s unique quarter-twist graphite heating element support hanger, which provides metallic support for ceramics; the flare locking rim for molybdenum cooling gas nozzles, which secures them in place into a rounded extrusion in the plenum wall; and the cooling system design, which generates the highest heat transfer coefficient of any vacuum furnace on the market.
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