Nashua, NH, 19 November 2019–
Centorr Vacuum Industries announced it has shipped a new lab sized Series 45 top loading furnace for ultra high temperature research and development work. The hot zone size of 6” diameter x 9” high is ideal for heat treatment of ceramics, graphite and carbon composites, process development, and lab studies. The hot zone is contained within a robust double walled, water jacketed, all stainless steel chamber.
This newest offering combines the proven designs of Centorr’s popular LF 22-3000 Lab Furnace and the rugged Series 45 furnaces to yield a furnace capable of 3,200ºC in an inert gas atmosphere. Centorr's Series 45 graphite furnace design includes solid graphite panel elements designed for long service life within a cylindrical hot zone of rigid graphite insulation to provide long-term service even in the presence of process off-gassing. The Vacuum Pumping System is capable of attaining 5 x 10-2 Torr prior to backfilling with Process Gas up to 2 PSIG. Operation is at 2,400ºC in 1 Torr of vacuum with full 3,200ºC capability in 2 PSIG of process gas. Furnace Control is via PLC/Programmable Controllers with Centorr’s custom-designed HMI visualization interface available as an option.
Centorr Vacuum Industries is a high temperature vacuum and controlled atmosphere furnace manufacturer which was founded in 1954, with an installed base of over 6500 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. 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. For more information please visit