CENTORR VACUUM INDUSTRIES LAUNCHES NEW LINE OF ULTRA HIGHT TEMPERATURE 2900°C HEAT TREAT FURNACES IN LABORATORY AND PRODUCTION SIZES

October 2009 - Nashua, NH -- Centorr Vacuum Industries announced it has received an order for its high-temperature 2900°C Graphite Heat Treat furnace for a company involved in advanced materials.

The new furnace line includes sizes from under 1 cu ft to over 20 cu ft for processing Carbon, Graphite, and other advanced materials and composites.

These new furnaces build on the success of CVI's experience in non-oxide ceramics sintering, chemical vapor infiltration, and chemical vapor deposition furnaces with modifications made specifically for higher-temperature graphite processing.

Centorr Vacuum Industries' design includes robust Graphite resistance heated elements or Induction heated hot zones for use to 2900°C. The insulation package uses a combination of graphite felt and rigid graphite board for long-term service even in the presence of process off-gassing or residual binder contamination. Furnace control is via PLC / Programmable Controllers or Centorr's in-house custom designed HMI visualization interface using award-winning Intellution® software. This event-based control offers extensive data acquisition functionality for supporting SPC and continuous improvement programs, and remote system operation.

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 3500°C. 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 contact Joan Killingsworth at 603-595-7233 x213.