Centorr Vacuum Industries (CVI), based in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA, has announced that it has shipped its first redesigned flagship Workhorse™ Vacuum furnace to Setra Systems for its US production facility.
CVI’s Workhorse furnaces were first introduced in 1967 and after selling over 400 Workhorse furnaces for precision brazing, heat treating, annealing, degassing, and sintering, CVI began a complete upgrade to the design of the furnace in late 2013.
Centorr stated that its engineers updated the furnace with a number of design improvements including an all stainless steel chamber, larger diffusion pumping system, updated computer control system with touchscreen monitor, and streamlined design of all utility connections resulting in a sleek, more professional appearance, and several hot zone improvements for longer life in difficult process environments.
While implementing these changes, CVI’s engineers and manufacturing group were also able to reduce the price for the equipment by 25%.
Today’s 2nd generation Workhorse furnace is available in sizes from 1 cu ft to 12 cu ft, and temperatures of 1000°C, 1315°C, 1650°C, and 2200°C in either low or high vacuum configurations. Several options are also available for customising the unit to add debinding capability, fast cooling, or operation in Hydrogen gas.
CVI’s most recent shipment of its Workhorse II GEN II design was to Setra Systems of Boxborough, Massachusetts, USA. Setra designs and manufactures a broad line of sensing products for the industrial market. These include humidity, current, vacuum, and pressure sensing instruments, low pressure calibrators, and weighing and counting scales for a wide variety of applications.
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