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HED International recently introduced its new Heavy-Duty UPK Series of energy-saving electric car bottom shuttle/bogie hearth furnaces. Designed for debinding and sintering or other heat treatment requirements, the new UPK Series furnaces utilize quick cooling and residual heat to provide faster firing and rapid recycling.
UPK Series furnaces are available with one or more cars or bogie hearths that are readily accessible for loading by several people or material handling equipment for heavy workloads. This allows the furnace to be firing one bogie while another is being loaded.
Standard features include 1000, 1340 and 1400°C models; an extra-heavy-duty welded steel shell finished with heat-resistant enamel paint and COOL SKIN double wall sidewalls that minimize exterior surface temperatures; electric heating elements distributed on the interior sidewalls to provide uniform heating and long service life; and a duplex-type thermocouple for operation control and over-temperature limit safety shut-down.
In addition, temperature control is programmable with SCR power regulation to precisely control heat-up rate and set point with roof dampers that enable rapid cooling. Electrical components include a door safety switch and a main control panel safety circuit breaker. The entire system meets applicable NFPA, NEC and CE directives and is completely wired ready for operation after connection to the required electrical service.
For more information, call (609) 466-1900, fax (609) 466-3608, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.hed.com.