Huge Horizontal Vacuum Furnace for Solar Atmospheres in PA

September 1, 2015

Solar Atmospheres of Western Pennsylvania, Hermitage, PA, announced that it will be installing a 48-ft. horizontal high-vacuum furnace, with the furnace engineered and manufactured by its sister company, Solar Manufacturing, Inc. The $8 million project includes furnace cost as well as a 20,000-sq.-ft. building addition and needed utility services.

This car-bottom-type furnace, model HCB-84576-2EQ, will have a work zone measuring 7 ft. dia. by 48 ft. long and be capable of handling loads to 150,000 lb. at 2400 F. Dual U.S.-patented loading cars will load/unload from both ends of the furnace. The vacuum chamber, manufactured by Youngberg Industries, Inc., Rockford, IL, will incorporate three 48-in.-dia. vacuum ports as well as six 24-in.-dia. ports for gas cooling inlet and outlet. Autoclave-type locking doors are included at both ends of the furnace. Installation and testing is scheduled to complete in the first quarter of 2016.

Solar Atmospheres, with four facilities located in Eastern and Western Pennsylvania, South Carolina and California, provides commercial heattreating and brazing services to an array of industries. Solar Manufacturing specializes in the manufacture of new vacuum furnaces and also provides hot-zone replacements and aftermarket spare parts and service.

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