Ipsen Ships a Custom-Built Global Vertical Heat-Treating System to the West Coast


Ipsen recently shipped a Global Vertical (GV) vacuum furnace with 6-bar gas quenching to a commercial heat treater on the West Coast. The GV heat-treating system is from Ipsen’s TurboTreater® line, which allows customers to order vacuum furnaces specific to their needs.

This custom-built furnace features a 60" D x 60" H (1,524 mm x 1,524 mm) graphite work zone and an 8,000-pound (3,629 kg) load capacity. It operates at temperatures of 1,000°F to 2,200°F (538°C to 1,204°C) with ± 15°F (± 8°C) temperature uniformity. The furnace is also equipped with a 35-inch diffusion pump and Ipsen’s CompuVac® controls system. In addition, this GV furnace is equipped with an argon and nitrogen gas cooling system with gas injection nozzles located 360 degrees around the perimeter of the hot zone, as well as a variable frequency drive on the gas cooling motor for controlled cooling. A spare parts starter kit was also included in this shipment to help users prevent unplanned downtime by supplying them with essential parts and consumables.

Overall, Ipsen’s GV heat-treating system provides users with the best of both worlds: improved uniformity of large production parts during heat-up and cool-down segments and the space-saving benefits of a vertical configuration.