Horizontal vacuum chamber furnace with round or rectangular hotzone for high temperature processes like hardening, brazing, sintering, etc.
The horizontal vacuum chamber furnace is the universal system for different components in various sizes and in small or large production series.
Loading of the furnace from the front.
The horizontal front loader vacuum furnace is designed on the "cold-wall principle". The cylindrical outer casing is a horizontal construction, double-walled and water-cooled. Thermal strain is hereby excluded as no measurable temperature will be transferred to the outside wall.
Inside the casing the following components are located: hot zone, heat exchanger, high capacity radial fan with electric motor and the gas ducts. Outside the casing the vacuum pump station, the transformers and the switchboard are installed. This compact design guarantees an extremely low need of space. The layout will be adapted widely with the local facilities. The maintenance friendly design is leading to an easy access to all elements and components of the furnace.
Loading and unloading of the furnace is done from the front. The load is hereby positioned with a rail guided loading car (option) exactly into the hot zone. The jigs and fixtures are laying on top of transport forks and will be lowered with an hydraulic cylinder system towards the load supports in the hot zone.
The swivelling furnace door will be secured with the furnace casing hydraulically / electrically against overpressure after loading. The required time-/temperature cycle is running fully automatically afterwards.
SCHMETZ horizontal vacuum chamber furnaces are t.e. used for in-house or commercial hardening shops and also for high temperature brazing applications.
According to the application the furnace is equipped with appropriate vacuum systems, rectangular or round hot zone geometry as well as insulation made of graphite or molybdenum + stainless steel.
An optional convection system optimises heating-up speed and uniformity.
Appropriate cooling gas pressure stages from 0,9 up to 13 bar (abs.) and higher realise intensive quenching speeds according to individual requirements of component, material quality and load. Multi-direction cooling systems ensure best distortion low heat treatment results.
The wide range of standard sizes offers the suitale furnace for the particular component and requested capacity.
Further options on request.