The purchase of a vacuum furnace represents a major investment in time and money and requires careful planning and considerable up-front research. The process begins by understanding your needs and requirements which will help you to determine what questions to ask from your potential equipment suppliers. The are many factors that influence equipment choice, here are some essential elements to consider when evaluating the purchase of your next vacuum furnace system.
“Vacuum technology is increasingly associated with innovative applications in the most advanced research fields: think for example of accelerators, synchrotron light beams and high-density plasma. Industrial processes have long exploited the vacuum to increase accuracy in results and optimize processes. I want to mention microelectronics and optoelectronics, the mechanism of superconductivity and uses in the field of metallurgy, in aeronautics and space. The vacuum technology is based on some basic knowledge that, regardless of the final application, are essential for achieving the desired optimal result: I’m talking about a standardized system of components, measures, practical rules, which are common to absolutely different plants. These are basic concepts and having a general and clear idea will be of great help for your next steps and, above all, for a careful choice of your next vacuum heat treatment furnace.”
SOURCE: TAV Vacuum Furnaces