20, 2006 - Nashua, NH -- Centorr Vacuum Industries announced it has shipped three(3) state-of-the-art precision Workhorse® Vacuum Brazing furnaces to CermaTec North America, Laurens, SC. CeramTec is a leading manufacturer of glass/ceramic and ceramic-to-metal seals for demanding applications.
The standard Workhorse® furnace design was completely upgraded for CeramTec NA to achieve precision brazing and heat treating. The improved components include thermocouple survey ports, dedicated load thermocouple, cooling fan, and a special partial pressure control system. This control system reduces the chance of damage to the hot zone due to vaporization of lower melting temperature constituents in braze filler metals. The fully updated unit also included digital water flow switches, improved air handling package, Varian diffusion pump, and Leybold mechanical pumping system. The system is outfitted with a computer and HMI control system for easy recipe generation, controller configuration and data recording functions.
CeramTec North America pioneered the science of ceramic-to-metal sealing more than 50 years ago and today remains the world leader in ceramic-to-metal sealing technology. Hermetically sealed electrical & optical components include feedthroughs, multipin connectors, coaxial connectors, thermocouples, isolators, viewports and accessories. These components are ideally suited to support optical, gas, liquid, power, instrumentation, and sensing applications.
Centorr Vacuum Industries is a high temperature vacuum / controlled atmosphere furnace manufacturer with an installed base of over 6000 units worldwide. Their furnace offering ranges from large commercial and production units with hot zones over 3m x 3m x 3m, to smaller Lab and Research & Development furnaces for use at temperatures over 3000°C. They are located in Nashua, NH with a fully staffed Aftermarket Field Service group, and Applied Technology Center offering R&D support and toll production service. For more information please contact the sales department at 603-595-7233.