Solar Manufacturing Sells Vacuum Furnaces To Hitachi
Metals North Carolina Ltd.
New furnaces to be used for
processing rare earth magnet materials.
We will support Hitachi Metals as a strategic partner as they set-up their new
manufacturing operation in China Grove.
Souderton, PA August 19,
Solar Manufacturing Inc., Souderton, PA, announces the sale of vacuum furnaces
to Hitachi Metals North Carolina Ltd., China Grove, NC. These furnaces will be
used for very unique applications for the processing of rare earth magnet
The furnaces are Solar Manufacturing Models HFL-4252-6IQ. The requirements on
each furnace include the incorporation of a specialized gas backfill and flow
control arrangement supported by gas reservoir tanks. The furnace insulation
includes a Flexshield carbon fiber reinforced graphite foil hot face backed by
three (3) layers of ˝” graphite felt insulation all housed within a 304
stainless steel support ring. The furnaces also include an internal gas cooling
system capable of operating positive pressure for expediting cycle times. A
Stokes Model 412J/615HR mechanical pump/booster package is provided on each
furnace for operation in the 10-3 Torr range. A SolarVac 5000™ PC-based
interactive control system is provided for control and monitoring of all furnace
functions. The control system consists of a Proface industrial operator
interface with a 15” color touchscreen and Wonderware integrated operations
software features recipe storage, alarm management, data acquisition and
reporting functions and much more.
Pete Reh, VP of Sales for Solar Manufacturing states, “We are honored to be
favored with the confidence Hitachi Metals has placed in our Company. We will
support Hitachi Metals as a strategic partner as they set-up their new
manufacturing operation in China Grove to produce their NEOMAX rare earth
magnets.” Pat Barton of Hitachi Metals NC noted, “We are excited about using the
Solar furnaces and we’re happy to find equipment that will be produced locally
in the US.”
ABOUT SOLAR MANUFACTURING
Solar Manufacturing designs and manufactures all types of vacuum heat treating
and brazing furnaces and offers full co-operation with customers regarding R & D
on new processes and applications. The company also offers replacement hot zones
and spare parts for various vacuum furnace brands. To learn more about the Solar
Manufacturing’s diverse product lines and services, contact Pete Reh, VP of
Sales, at 267-384-5040 or pkr(at)solarmfg(dot)com. Additional information can be
found on our web site at http://www.solarmfg.com.
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