Southwick & Meister, Inc, Meriden, Connecticut, added a third Lucifer Furnaces GT box furnace to its production capabilities.
As a major manufacturer of premium-quality collets, bushings, cutting tools, and more, Southwick & Meister uses Lucifer’s furnaces to heat treat under nitrogen atmosphere.
Model 7GT-H18 is fabricated from 10-gauge sheet steel-reinforced with structural steel members continuously welded to form a solid shell for operation with a positive flow of inert atmosphere. The 9” H x 12” W x 18” L chamber is lined with five inches of a combination of lightweight firebrick hotface backed with coldface mineral wool for energy efficient operation and low outside shell temperature. Powered with 9.5 KW and heating to 2,100°F, the furnace heats by heavy-gauge coiled wire elements supported in high temperature cast monolithic holders which are easily replaced. A one-inch thick cast hearth plate protects floor brick and supports the workload. Temperature is regulated with a Honeywell DC2500 digital controller. Add-on features include an overtemperature safety system for unattended operation and a seven-day timer.
A representative of Southwick & Meister said, “it’s been a great relationship for many years,” referencing Lucifer’s products and strong customer support.
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