Solar Atmospheres of Western PA adds vacuum furnace for smaller loads

March 26, 2014

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA has installed a new high-temperature, high-purity, production-scale, 2-bar vacuum furnace in an environmentally controlled room for heat treating and brazing of small to midsize loads.

The Mentor furnace, designed and built by sister company Solar Mfg. for processing medical, tool and die, aerospace, nuclear, and other industrial heat-treated or brazed parts, is located at the Hermitage, Pa., plant. The furnace has an effective work load area of 12 by 12 by 18 in. Rated at a normal operating temperature of 2,500 degrees F, it can hold a load of up to 250 lbs.

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