Solar Atmospheres South Carolina Facility Orders 12’ Vacuum Furnace
“Solar Atmospheres announces the order of a new 12’ long car-bottom vacuum furnace with advanced pumping system and rapid cooling capability for our Greenville, SC facility. This state-of-the-art 144” deep x 54” wide x 54” high horizontal vacuum furnace is capable of processing up to 50,000 lb loads. Manufactured by sister company Solar Manufacturing, installation is scheduled for early 2020. This furnace design features a vacuum pumping system capable of achieving an ultimate vacuum of 1×10-6 Torr, crucial to the processing of titanium and other high grade alloys.
Additionally, this furnace will apply newly developed designs for the uniform and rapid cooling of large workloads, allowing our Greenville facility to continue bringing unique processing capabilities to the Southeastern United States. Regional Sales Manager, Michael Paponetti, states, “We see the acquisition of this new furnace as key to meeting the growing needs of Solar’s customers. This provides yet another tool to lower their cost of heat treatment through economies of scale only experienced through the use of large vacuum furnaces.”