CENTORR VACUUM INDUSTRIES ADDS 2800°C HIGH TEMPERATURE FURNACE TO APPLIED TECHNOLOGY CENTER

January 2003 - Nashua, NH -- In response to customer requests for higher temperature testing, Centorr Vacuum Industries announced it has completed construction of a 2800°C furnace for their Applied Technology Center.

Centorr performed modifications to their existing graphite-lined System VII laboratory/production furnace to upgrade its performance to 2800°C in vacuum, partial pressures of inert gas, and positive pressure inert gas. The unit is also capable of ramp rates up to 100°C/minute, offering the ability to simulate continuous furnace cycles.

System VII vacuum furnaces broaden the capabilities for vacuum and inert atmosphere metallurgical and ceramic processes with a basic chamber concept that avoids equipment duplication and minimizes cost.

Centorr Vacuum Industries Applied Technology Center is a fully staffed laboratory, equipped with state-of-the-art batch and continuous furnace equipment designed for the high temperature processing of advanced ceramics, carbons, and metals in a variety of environments including low or high vacuum, inert gas, or Hydrogen. Our experienced staff can offer you a unique "try before you buy" opportunity to evaluate your advanced materials processing method and better define your equipment needs, or reduce process cycle times.

Centorr Vacuum Industries has introduced many furnace solutions over the years for applications in sintering, heat treating, arc melting, Chemical Vapor Deposition and Infiltration, Crystal Growth, Fiber Optic Drawing furnaces, and Continuous belt and pusher furnacing.

Centorr/Vacuum Industries is a high temperature vacuum / controlled atmosphere furnace manufacturer with an installed base of over 6000 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 for use at temperatures over 3000°C. They are located in Nashua, NH with a fully staffed Aftermarket Field Service group. For more information please contact Daniel R. Demers at 603-595-7233 x 260.