Companies continue to rely on Ipsen for high-performance heat treatment equipment that is capable of meeting their exact needs and specifications. Recently, Ipsen shipped a Global Vertical (GV) vacuum furnace with 6-bar gas quenching to a commercial heat treater on the West Coast. The GV heat-treating system is from Ipsen’s TurboTreater ® line, which allows customers to order vacuum furnaces specific to their unique needs.
This custom-built furnace features a 60” D x 60” H (1,524 mm x 1,524 mm) graphite work zone, and an 8,000-pound (3,629 kg) load capacity. It operates at temperatures of 1,000 °F to 2,200 °F (538 °C to 1,204 °C) with ± 15 °F (± 8 °C) temperature uniformity. The furnace is also equipped with a 35-inch diffusion pump and Ipsen’s CompuVac
® controls system. In addition, this GV furnace is equipped with an argon and nitrogen gas cooling system with gas injection nozzles located 360° around the perimeter of the hot zone, as well as a variable frequency drive on the gas cooling motor for controlled cooling. A spare parts starter kit was also included in this shipment to help users prevent unplanned downtime by supplying them with essential parts and consumables.
Overall, Ipsen’s GV heat-treating system provides users with the best of both worlds: improved uniformity of large production parts during heat-up and cool-down segments and the space-saving benefits of a vertical configuration. This shipment represents Ipsen’s ability to provide sophisticated and intuitive heat-treating solutions that support various applications and processes. To learn more about the unique features of the GV furnace and TurboTreater line, visit
Ipsen designs and manufactures industrial vacuum and atmosphere heat-treating systems, supervisory controls systems and predictive maintenance software platforms for a wide variety of industries, including Aerospace, Automotive, Commercial Heat Treating, Energy and Medical. With production locations in America, Europe and Asia, along with representation in 34 countries, Ipsen is committed to providing 360° support for customers worldwide. Choosing Ipsen means choosing a partner in success.