Solar Atmospheres installs third all-metal hot zone vacuum furnace at its Pennsylvania facility

July 7, 2019

July 7, 2019

Solar Atmospheres installs third all-metal hot zone vacuum furnace at its Pennsylvania facility

Solar Atmospheres installs its third all-metal hot zone vacuum furnace (Courtesy Solar Atmospheres)


Solar Atmospheres, a commercial heat treating company headquartered in Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA, has installed an additional all-metal hot zone vacuum furnaceat its facility in Souderton. The company states that this is the third all-metal hot zone furnace installation for its climate-controlled room, with the additional furnace increasing its capacity for processing materials such asPH stainless steels, nickel-chrome based superalloys, titanium, and ferritic and austenitic stainless steels.

According to Solar Atmospheres, the unique placement of its isolation valves, an all-metal moly/stainless steel hot zone, and a stainless steel chamber allow the furnace to attain the level of sanitisation required by aerospace and medical sectors. The ability to achieve vacuum levels lower than 5 x 10-6 Torr reportedly produces clean results without contamination. Additionally, the furnace is said to incorporate the latest SolarVac Polaris HMI control system, produced by Solar Atmospheres’ affiliated company Solar Manufacturing, for complete process automation.

Jamie Jones, President of Solar Atmospheres, stated, “The increasing demands for cleanliness levels in critical aerospace and medical applications, and the growth in these markets, paved the way for Solar Atmospheres to add capacity through this investment.”

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