CARBOLITE: Horizontal Furnace
Carbolite has developed a new horizontal furnace with a rotating work-tube for the continuous heat-treatment of powders or granulates at temperatures up to 1150ºC. The RHZS furnace is based on the company’s HZS 12/900 model but reportedly provides more flexible sample processing through the adjustment of the work-tube’s tilt and rotation speed, which allows precise control for the heating of each sample. Samples are automatically fed into the tube from a Retsch vibratory feeder and collected at the exit end in a 5-l container fitted to the furnace frame.
The split design of the furnace allows the work-tube to be easily removed and replaced. A safety switch automatically cuts off the power supply to the elements and rotation system when the furnace is opened. Wire elements in high-quality vacuum-formed insulation ensure fast heat-up, excellent uniformity and short cooling times. Packages for processing samples in inert gas are available as optional equipment.
For more information, visit www.carbolite.com.