Centorr Vacuum Industries (CVI) recently announced it has received orders for two high-temperature sintering furnaces for 2009-2010 delivery from customers in the U.S. and South America. The designs include a 2 cu ft and a 12 cu ft design for SiC and B4C sintering. These new furnaces build on the success of the company’s experience in non-oxide ceramics and tungsten carbide hard metals, with modifications made specifically for higher-temperature SiC and B4C processing.
CVI’s design includes robust graphite tube and block elements designed for use to 2450°C, with single or multiple control zones for excellent temperature uniformity. The upgraded graphite insulation design provides for long-term service, even in the presence of process off-gassing and binder contamination, while the new dual flowthrough Sweepgas® system allows more effective “sweeping” away of these binders and process contaminants. Furnace control is via PLC/programmable controllers with CVI’s optional custom-designed HMI visualization interface.
For more information, call (603) 595-7233, ext. 213, or visit www.centorr.com