A maker of brazed assemblies in the United Kingdom has expanded its capabilities with the acquisition of a new vacuum brazing furnace. The new furnace will be comparable to the largest brazing furnaces already installed at Wall Colmonoy Ltd., with dimensions of 55 by 50 by 40".

Dr. Lewis Berry, Wall Colmonoy business development manager, said, “This upgrade allows us to meet the needs of a growing number of customers who are looking for improved throughput for complex, next-generation brazed assemblies in materials that require a clean environment to vacuum braze.”

The larger hot zone will enable the brazing of the newest designs of heat exchangers and other larger components. With a maximum temperature of 2399°F (1315°C), the furnace will improve capabilities for higher temperature brazing projects and provide an ultra-clean environment suitable for complex geometries, says Wall Colmonoy.