Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems recently shipped a custom-built atmosphere tempering furnace to a manufacturer in the aerospace market with captive heat-treating capabilities. With a working load size of 84” wide, 42” deep, and 60” tall, coupled with a max load weight of 6,000 pounds, the furnace is specifically designed for the customer’s key manufactured components. The electrically heated furnace has an operating temperature range of 350°F to 1,600°F, and passes uniformity at +/- 10°F per AMS2750E. The system is equipped with custom controls including Eurotherm brand temperature controlling instrumentation, and an Allen-Bradley PLC and HMI. Automatic atmosphere control is included for running under nitrogen, argon, and/or a hydrogen blend. Custom designed atmosphere cooling systems are installed to reduce overall cycle time. Gasbarre was chosen as a partner for its ability to specifically design the equipment around its broad process parameters. The equipment configuration also enabled the customer to switch from pit furnace style processing, which eliminated infrastructure costs and maintenance concerns.
With locations in Plymouth, Michigan; Cranston, Rhode Island; and St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania, Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems has been designing, manufacturing, and servicing a full line of industrial thermal processing equipment for nearly 50 years. Gasbarre’s product offering includes both batch and continuous heat processing equipment and specializes in temper, tip up, mesh belt, box, car bottom, pit, and vacuum furnaces as well as a full line of replacement parts and auxiliary equipment consisting of atmosphere generators, quench tanks, and charge cars. Gasbarre’s equipment is designed by experienced engineers and metallurgists.
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