Stokes vacuum pump oil change

Regularly servicing your vacuum furnace and performing routine maintenance keeps your equipment running more efficiently and extends its lifespan. It can also help maintain the integrity of your process and […]

Nadcap audit process

You are ready to schedule your official Nadcap audit – or so you think. You’ve reviewed applicable checklists. Looked over reference materials. Memorized customer requirements. You are also fully prepared […]

4 Common Cooling Methods: What, When and Why Explained

When it comes to vacuum heat-treating systems, there are a variety of possible methods that can be used to cool the furnace and the workload. These cooling methods are often […]

vacuum furnace training

As we prepare for several upcoming shows and events this fall – from ASM Heat Treat Mexico and FNA 2016 to a vacuum furnace seminar in Connecticut and our last […]

how to replace the exhaust mist eliminator on a Leybold holding pump

In previous posts on the Leybold holding pump (D25B), we’ve touched upon best methods for performing a preventative maintenance (PM) oil change, as well as inspecting the inlet sieve and […]

vacuum brazing furnace

Like many processes, vacuum brazing has its complexities and intricacies. With the ultimate goal of producing high-quality parts, it is essential to understand several key factors that can contribute to […]

TUS Preparation: 5 Questions You Should Ask

As you prepare to perform a Temperature Uniformity Survey (TUS), it is important to take the proper steps to ensure success. Below are five questions you should consider to help […]

replacing graphite elements

Part of maintaining your hot zone and keeping it at peak performance involves regular inspection of the heating elements and shields. For those of you that have graphite elements, this […]

pumping system and pump performance

The performance of maintenance – whether it’s replacing parts or changing your pump’s oil – is intended to help extend your equipment’s lifespan by ensuring everything is properly maintained and […]

hot zo

An important part of maintaining your heat treatment equipment – and in this specific instance, hot zone maintenance –  is not only knowing when and how to perform maintenance, but […]