Centorr/Vacuum Industries graphite pusher furnace design incorporates a variable speed pusher, optional atmosphere debinding furnace, high temperature sintering furnace, cooling tunnel, load locks, and work box unloading system.
The system is fully integrated for automatic operation with optional conveyor queuing designs. Precision gate valves and proximity switches in conjunction with vacuum load locks ensure a clean oxygen-free environment improving process cleanliness and extending hot zone life.
The hot zone design is specially configured for tight thermal control for solid state and liquid phase sintering. The optional debind zone utilizes a hot wall furnace with alloy retort for binder isolation and removal to a thermal oxidizer for low emissions and clean operation.