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Lucifer Furnaces Adds Capacity at Compacting Tooling for CPM High Speed Steel Heat Treating

Lucifer Furnaces delivered a dual chamber high temp furnace to Compacting Tooling Inc. (CTI), McKeesport, PA. Model HS8-181224 is a custom size designed to meet Compacting Tooling’s load requirements.

Powered with 42 KW, this furnace, ideal to heat treat high speed steel, reaches 2450°F in the upper chamber and 1200° F in the lower, tempering oven.  A combined 6.5” of ceramic fiber modules with mineral wood backup insulation allows for faster heating/cooling cycles.

Silicon carbide heating elements operate off-the-line through an SCR power supply with a current limiting circuit which auto adjusts the voltage to elements as their resistance increases, resulting in longer element life.

Heat treating recipes can be stored in the Honeywell digital temperature controllers with a 7-day timer. High limit controllers were added for safety. CTI, an ISO 9001-2008 certified shop, is a specialized Tool & Die company manufacturing high quality tooling for the powder compaction industry.

The new Lucifer furnace will be used to heat treat CPM high speed steel (Crucible Particle Metallurgy).  CTI does most of their heat treating in-house for faster turnaround time of customer orders.  This furnace will supplement the other Lucifer Furnaces currently in use.

About Lucifer Furnaces

For over 65 years, Lucifer Furnaces, Inc. has manufactured high quality heat treating equipment and industrial ovens for businesses worldwide, from small Tool Rooms to large Corporations, Laboratories and Schools. Combining our experience, capabilities and knowledge, we provide customized heat treating solutions. Our excellent service and support has gained us customer confidence and loyalty. Lucifer Furnaces' extensive product line includes industrial furnaces, quench tanks, and industrial ovens suitable for a variety of applications including hardening, drawing, annealing, brazing, sintering and stress relief in both air and atmosphere. Bring your heat treating in-house to improve quality, speed up turnaround time and avoid minimum lot charges. Lower your cost of operation with our energy efficient, high performing industrial ovens, heat treating equipment and high temperature furnaces.

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