Solar Atmospheres adds all-metal hot zone furnace

05 July 2019

Solar Atmospheres recently installed another unique, all-metal hot zone vacuum furnace at its 1969 Clearview Road facility in Souderton, PA.

This is Solar’s third all-metal hot zone furnace installation for their climate-controlled room. The additional furnace increases Solar’s capacity for processing sensitive materials such as PH stainless, nickel-chrome based superalloys, titanium, and ferritic and austenitic stainless steels.

The unique placement of isolation valves, an all-metal moly/stainless steel hot zone, and a stainless steel chamber allows this furnace to attain the level of cleanliness mandated by the demanding aerospace and medical markets. The ability to achieve vacuum levels lower than 5 x 10-6 Torr produces clean, bright results without contamination. Additionally, this furnace incorporates Solar Manufacturing’s latest SolarVac Polaris HMI control system for complete process automation.

Jamie Jones, President of Solar Atmospheres states, “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.”