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Summer 2018: Vacuum Technology, Part 1: The Relationship Between Vacuum Pumpdown, Leak Rate Testing, and Rate of Rise

Today’s podcast will be a general discussion about how vacuum pressure is measured and introduce ow vacuum leak rates and rate of rise testing is monitored in vacuum heat treating furnaces.

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Spring 2018: How to Avoid Eutectic Reactions and Diffusion Bonding in Vacuum Processing

Today's discussion will introduce the subject of eutectics and how to avoid these undesired metallurgic reactions when they are not intended during vacuum heat treating.

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December 2017: SolarVac Polaris – The Ingenuity Behind Advanced Vacuum Furnace Controls

Today’s discussion will introduce the SolarVac Polaris, a leap forward in advanced vacuum furnace controls. We will explore the unique advantages developed in our new and improved furnace control systems.

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September 2017: Innovations in Hot Zone Designs for Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces

Today’s discussion will introduce Halo, a new advancement in hot zone designs. Halo is a ringless hot zone utilizing HEFVAC, a new high-performance graphite board material for improved thermal efficiency. Superior mechanical strength of HEFVAC, allowed a self-supporting polygon structure. We will explore why we have pursued this design concept and its advantages.

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June 2017: Vacuum Pump Service and Maintenance for Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces

Our discussion will review the essential issues related to servicing vacuum pumps and common problems encountered by users. We will also look at some of the best maintenance practices to keep your vacuum pumps running day after day without unplanned downtime.

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March 2017: Electric Power Company Rebate Programs (Part 2 of 2)

The continuation of an interview about electric power company rebate programs as applied to vacuum furnaces. Discusses the use of variable speed drives to not only save energy but also improve the service life of the vacuum booster, diffusion pump, gas quench motor, and the pump motors of the water cooling system.

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December 2016: Electric Power Company Rebate Programs (Part 1 of 2)

An interview focusing on the work Solar has accomplished, and continues to develop, in hot zone efficiencies to reduce electric power consumption, not only to lower operational costs and improve performance but also to win the rebate programs offered by electric power companies.

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October 2016: Hot Zone Designs – Past, Present and Future (Part 3)

The third in the series of 3 podcasts looking back over the evolutionary history of hot zone designs from the beginning of the modern vacuum furnace discussing a few important developments that helped to shape present day furnace technology.

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August 2016: Hot Zone Designs – Past, Present and Future (Part 2)

The second in the series of 3 podcasts looking back over the evolutionary history of hot zone designs from the beginning of the modern vacuum furnace discussing a few important developments that helped to shape present day furnace technology.

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June 2016: Hot Zone Designs – Past, Present and Future (Part 1)

The first in the series of 3 podcasts looking back over the evolutionary history of hot zone designs from the beginning of the modern vacuum furnace discussing a few important developments that helped to shape present day furnace technology.

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