ORANGE, CALIFORNIA, USA October 2011. Start up of a new S-1209XH Hydrogen infrared frnace exhibited oxygen levels in key sections of the furnace chamber controlled to less than 10 ppmv. The continuous belt infrared furnace was designed to provide a controlled atmosphere as specified and adjusted via on-board Hydrogen/Nitrogen mixing. The system includes an integrated sample system monitoring both oxygen and moisture. A new mode switching provision allows the furnace to be economically operated in a Nitrogen Only mode upon lockout of the hydrogen suppply.
Improved design recirculating water cooling system drops the product temperature from over 750°C in the furnace to less than 90°C. Custom product handling guides and SMEMA product tracking provide upstream and downstream equipment with "furnace available" and "oard available" signals as well as receiving "ready to receive" signal from downstream equipment. The LCI furnace system was built-to-order, and started up by FurnacePros in southern California by factory team members from our Orange and Los Gatos locations. ev11-06
ROME, ITALY October 2010. Installation and start up of a new LA-309N 3-Zone computer-controlled infrared furnace with a 50 mm (4-inch) high chamber was completed just outside of Rome, Italy.
The furnace was built for 1000C operation and a nitrogen atmosphere with 3 heating zones, each 190 mm (7.5") long for a total of 760 mm (30") IR heating. Baffle sections before and after the furnace are 380 mm (15") long. A 760 mm (30") long closed atmosphere cooling tunnel or CACT provides high efficiency convective cooling before parts exit the furnace.
FOSHAN CITY, GUANGDONG PROVINCE, CHINA June 2013. The popular LA-306 compact IR furnace was outfitted with dual gas (GSM) to allow use of forming gas (4%H2, 96%N2) in the furnace chamber and nitrogen in the transition and cooling sections. With the furnace configured this way precious metals and precious metal alloys can be annealed at 800-950C in a low oxygen atmosphere to produce bright parts at the exit. 380 Vac 3-ph configuration makes this furnace very responsive with low operating costs.
This furnace was also ordered with our New SENSLAS laser sensor audible product alert system. The system detects parts exiting the furnace and provides a volume-adjustable chime to alert operators that parts are ready for removal at the exit.
The CXX15 UNLOAD extension increased the UNLOAD station to 30 inches and gives operators more flexibility in timing removal of product at the exit.
The LA-306 is a 3-zone infrared lab belt furnace capable of operating continuously up to a maximum temperature of 1000°C with the HT option. Nominal belt width is 6 inches (15 cm). The 30-inch long furnace heating chamber facilitates stable temperatures throughout the heating zones.
These furnace systems are designed and built-to-order by LCI Furnaces in southern California, USA to assure high quality. Many options of larger furnace systems can be added to suit individual requirements. ev13-06
ORANGE, CALIFORNIA, USA February 2013. The popular LA-306 compact IR furnace reintroduced in 2012 has been updated with a new PLC (programmable logic controller) control system. The new control system removes the manual time delay for shutdown-after-cooldown and replaces it with automatic shutdown after all zones reach 100°C for 2 minutes, similar to our larger computer-controlled furnaces.
The LA-306 is a ten-foot long 3-zone infrared lab belt furnace capable of operating continuously up to a maximum temperature of 550°C or as high as 1000°C with the HT option. Use Instrument Air (CDA) or select HC (hermetic chamber) option to use with another process gas. Nominal belt width is 6 inches (15 cm). The 30-inch long small furnace heating chamber facilitates stable temperatures throughout the heating zones.
For those familiar with earlier LA-306 models, the heating zone in the new improved LA-306 is slightly longer than the original RTC LA-306 and the cooling transition has been improved over the earlier design to provide better temperature control and isolation of the furnace chamber.
Select 208, 220 or 230 240 Vac (50 or 60 Hz) single phase operation; or 208-415 Vac 3-phase. The heating elements controlled by three independent PID controllers coordinated by the PLC to fire SCR's to assure high efficiency, fast response and very low power consumption (typically 4.5-6 kW) even at higher 750°C to 1000°C operation.
These furnace systems are designed and built-to-order by LCI Furnaces in southern California, USA to assure high quality. Many options of larger furnace systems can be added to suit individual requirements. ev13-02