Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems shipped a custom-built atmosphere tempering furnace to a manufacturer in the aerospace market with captive heat-treating capabilities. With a maximum load weight of 6,000 lb, the furnace is specifically designed for the company’s manufactured components.
The electrically heated furnace has an operating temperature range of 350 to 1600°F (175 to 870°C) and passes uniformity at ±10°F per AMS 2750E. The system is equipped with Eurotherm temperature-controlling instrumentation and an Allen-Bradley PLC and HMI.
Automatic atmosphere control is included for running under nitrogen, argon or a hydrogen blend. Custom-designed atmosphere cooling systems were installed to reduce overall cycle time. The equipment configuration also allowed the customer to switch from pit-style furnace processing, which eliminated infrastructure costs and maintenance concerns.