Affordable research and development tool
Accurate and uniform temperature control
Adaptable for multiple uses
Interchangeable metallic or graphite hot zones
Clean, compact, vacuum-tight construction
Operates in vacuum, inert, or reducing atmospheres
Low thermal mass - rapid heating and cooling
Doubled-walled, stainless steel furnace chamber
User-engineered for easy operation; only minimal training required
Attractive and convenient console design; appearance will complement any facility
The Centorr Series M60 Multi-Purpose Front Access Furnace is part of a long-standing tradition of quality and dependability in high temperature, controlled atmosphere heating technology.
The M60's cylindrical hot zone is resistance heated (up to 2000°C), and is insulated from the cold wall by a multi-layer configuration of metallic radiation shields or rigid graphite insulation.
Access to the hot zone for loading and unloading, as well as for routine maintenance and inspection, is through the full-opening front door. Clamps are provided for operation to slightly positive pressures.
The inside of the furnace chamber conforms to the best high-vacuum practices, with particular attention given to surface finish and choice of materials. The design and construction of high quality vacuum furnaces calls for minimizing component surface area and potential leaks; thus, you won't find inferior materials, or internal coolant connections in a Centorr Vacuum Industries' M60 furnace.
Visual observation of the specimen is provided by a sight port equipped with the Centorr Vacuum Industries' designed rotatable viewing glass. Ports are also provided for inert gas inlet, thermocouples, gauges, and other pertinent instrumentation.
All instrumentation is carefully positioned in an attractive console for optimal monitoring and control. Furnace temperature is controlled by a closed-loop circuit between the temperature sensor (thermocouple, power transducer, or optical pyrometer), the control instrument, and the power supply. The whole furnace system is protected by a water-flow interlock that shuts down the hot zone if cooling water flow is reduced or closed off. All components are readily accessible for inspection and maintenance.
These furnace systems are ready to operate as soon as soon as connections are made to the proper utilities and a few start-up tests are performed. Each Centorr Vacuum Industries' M60 furnace is completely assembled and thoroughly tested before it is shipped.
Centorr/Vacuum Industries' manufacturing facilities have been repeatedly expanded and now include a group of integrated shops staffed and equipped for machining, metal forming, fabricating, electro-mechanical assembling, and operational testing of complete furnace and related processing systems. Centorr/Vacuum Industries' Applied Technology Center is staffed with a graduate ceramic engineer and technician. The lab is equipped with five high-temperature furnaces, and various metallographic support equipment to permit analysis and evaluation of a client's process requirements.