UK Manufacturer Orders 3rd Solar Vacuum Furnace

Magnetic Shields Limited (MSL) of Kent, United Kingdom has built a strong partnership with Solar Manufacturing since 2016. As a result of this strong relationship, Solar Manufacturing has been selected to supply a Mentor® Pro vacuum furnace to MSL’s subsidiary, MSL Heat Treatment.

The new Mentor® Pro vacuum furnace (HFL-3036-2IQ) will be manufactured in accordance with CE standards including the vacuum chamber being built to ASME/UKCA requirements. This furnace has a working hot zone area of 18” wide x 18” high x 36” deep (457mm x 457mm x 914mm) with a weight capacity of 1,000 pounds (455 kgs). Operating at a vacuum level of 10-5 Torr, this new furnace will be able to reach temperatures up to 2400°F (1315°C). It will feature a three gas partial pressure system and an internal quench system designed for 2-bar (15 PSIG) positive pressure quenching.

Rick Jones, VP of International Sales at Solar Manufacturing states, “Solar Manufacturing is pleased to continue working with MSL as a supplier for their thermal processing needs. I believe that Solar Manufacturing’s honest approach to business and our commitment to 100% customer satisfaction is a key element that helped to secure this order and continue the great relationship we have with MSL.”  

Director Colin Woolger adds, “MSL Heat Treatment specialize in brazing and controlled heat treatment for medical and scientific applications. This latest furnace from Solar Manufacturing will enable us to continue to provide high quality solutions to our growing customer base. The inclusion of hydrogen as a process gas also allows us to utilize the furnace for magnetic annealing to a very high specification. We are very excited to work with Solar Manufacturing again.”

Solar Manufacturing designs and manufactures a wide variety of vacuum heat treating, sintering, and brazing furnaces. To learn more about Solar Manufacturing contact Pete Reh, VP of Sales, at 267-384-5040 x1509,  [email protected] or Rick Jones VP of International Sales at 267-384-5040 x 1533, [email protected].  Please visit us at

MSL Heat Treatment is a subsidiary of Magnetic Shields Limited. MSL Heat Treatment specialize in vacuum brazing and heat treatment processes. To learn more about MSL Heat Treatment contact Fernando Silva, Business Manager at +44 (0) 1293 822 660, [email protected]. Please visit us at