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Furnace Spotlight: MetalMaster® Built for PMF Industries

Here’s a furnace riddle for you:

What’s vertical, has an all-graphite hot zone, and is ideal for the Aerospace industry?

… Give up?

It’s Ipsen’s vertical MetalMaster® vacuum heat treatment system! (I’m sure your guess was close too!)

Today, we are spotlighting a furnace designed and built for PMF Industries in Pennsylvania. PMF uses their new furnace to manufacture stainless steel, flowformed products for the Aerospace industry.

This beast comes fully equipped with 48” x 84” (1,219 mm x 2,134 mm) all-graphite hot zone with a 6,000-pound (2,722 kg) load capacity. It uses gas cooling to 2-bar absolute pressure and operates at temperatures of 1,000 °F to 2,400 °F (538 °C to 1,316 °C). This furnace also features a 35-inch (889 mm) Varian diffusion pump and Ipsen’s CompuVac® control system.

What made this furnace the right choice for PMF?

The MetalMaster features a clean manufacturing environment and overall uniform cooling. This design has maintained ultimate performance and reliability for more than 45 years, with 500+ installations worldwide – so to say it’s dependable is an understatement! Throw in the fact that it’s cost-effective, versatile and adaptable and you have the perfect vacuum furnace system.

Want to take home your very own MetalMaster?

Great news! Although claim has been made on this particular MetalMaster furnace, Ipsen can help you customize your very own model. The MetalMaster is available in different sizes and configurations (including horizontal and vertical), as well as all-metal or graphite hot zone packages. The multi-purpose vacuum furnace series features a specially engineered heat exchanger and turbine blower, all of which are designed to optimize gas flow for more efficient cooling and excellent temperature uniformity of ±10 °F (±5 °C) or better. In addition to Ipsen’s CompuVac control system, MetalMaster offers other high-productivity options, including specialized instrumentation, increased pumping capability and material handling systems. Give us a call at 800-727-7625 or Request a Quote.

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