Sousa Corp. Expands Production with Second Ipsen Turbo2Treater Vacuum Furnace

“Newington, CONNECTICUT (June 7, 2024) – Sousa Corp., based in Newington, CT, recently installed its second Ipsen Turbo²Treater vacuum furnace to its production line, expanding its capacity to meet a steady demand for metal treating services.

Andrew Sousa, Vice President of Sousa Corp., explained why the added capacity was so important: “We’ve had three large vacuum furnaces running twenty-four hours, seven days a week. We had the workload to support purchasing another furnace, and there are always new customers coming out of the woodwork, finding us by word of mouth. Demand remains strong.”

Sousa Corp. chose to add the second Ipsen Turbo²Treater to their line because of their confidence in and success with their first Turbo²Treater, purchased in 2016. The Ipsen Turbo²Treater provides users with a square hot zone design, reaching temperatures of up to 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit, handles a capacity of up to 1,800 pounds, and is designed for energy efficiency with uniform heating and cooling. Ipsen Turbo²Treater vacuum furnaces also provide users with high-pressure gas quenching up to 12 bar.

“Ipsen makes a really nice furnace. The Turbo²Treater does a lot of things really well. Ipsen’s support has been very good for us, and we like to have spare parts that are interchangeable between the first and second furnace,” Sousa explained. “Our operators didn’t have to learn the ins and outs of a completely new machine. When you start with something familiar, you’re ahead of the game when you already know how to run and maintain (the new furnace.)”

Sousa Corp. does heat treating for a variety of industries, including aerospace, medical, fasteners, defense, automotive, and machine parts. The Sousa Corp. is a third generation, family-owned business that traces its company’s history back to its predecessor Bennett Metal Treating Co that was incorporated in 1915.

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