Five interchangeable, resistance-heated hot zones
Temperatures of 300°C to 2500°C
Pressure range of 10-6 torr to 2 psig
Tensile testing hot zone has a 3.25" grip-to-grip distance
Hot zones are designed for use in Argon, Helium, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen, or vacuum atmospheres
Chamber is designed for use with optical and contact extensometry
Temperature control accuracy of ±0.01% full scale
Chamber is designed to accommodate various testing requirements
The Centorr/Vacuum Industries Testorr Furnace System provides a variety of tightly controlled, elevated-temperature environments for materials testing within the confines of a standard testing frame.
A choice of five interchangeable hot zones, each with its own thermal and atmosphere capabilities, are available for use of the standard vacuum chamber. Collectively, the heating systems provide for uniform specimen temperatures of 300°C to 2300°C in a wide range of atmospheres. In the high-temperature region (1200° to 2300°C), a temperature uniformity of better than ±5°C is typical.
In addition to providing temperatures up to 2500°C, the Testorr Furnace System has been designed to interface with optical and contact extensometers, hydraulic grips, internal load cells and fixtures (3- and 4-point bend, compression, etc.) used for high-temperature materials testing. Appropriately sized ports are provided for water cooling, hydraulic and electrical connections to each of the devices listed above.
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.