Magnetic Shields Limited (MSL) of Kent, United Kingdom has selected Solar Manufacturing to supply a Mentor® Pro vacuum furnace to MSL’s subsidiary, MSL Heat Treatment.
The new Mentor® Pro vacuum furnace (HFL-3036-2IQ) will be manufactured in accordance with CE standards including the vacuum chamber being built to ASME/UKCA requirements. This furnace has a working hot zone area of 18” wide x 18” high x 36” deep (457mm x 457mm x 914mm) with a weight capacity of 1,000 pounds (455 kgs). Operating at a vacuum level of 10-5 Torr, this new furnace will be able to reach temperatures up to 2,400°F (1,315°C). It will feature a three-gas partial pressure system and an internal quench system designed for 2-bar (15 PSIG) positive pressure quenching.
“Solar Manufacturing is pleased to continue working with MSL as a supplier for their thermal processing needs,” said Rick Jones, VP of international sales at Solar Manufacturing. “ I believe that Solar Manufacturing’s honest approach to business and our commitment to 100 percent customer satisfaction is a key element that helped to secure this order and continue the great relationship we have with MSL.”
Magnetic Shields Limited (MSL) has had a partnership with Solar Manufacturing since 2016.
“MSL Heat Treatment specialize in brazing and controlled heat treatment for medical and scientific applications,” said director Colin Woolger. “This latest furnace from Solar Manufacturing will enable us to continue to provide high quality solutions to our growing customer base. The inclusion of hydrogen as a process gas also allows us to utilize the furnace for magnetic annealing to a very high specification. We are very excited to work with Solar Manufacturing again.”
Solar Manufacturing designs and manufactures a wide variety of vacuum heat treating, sintering, and brazing furnaces. MSL Heat Treatment is a subsidiary of Magnetic Shields Limited. MSL Heat Treatment specializes in vacuum brazing and heat-treatment processes.