Maintenance

Published on 4/6/2018
Categories: Maintenance

Save time and money with vacuum furnace maintenance #2

Unexpected breakdown could bring operations to a halt. While there is no arguing with the fact that fixing something as soon as it breaks is important, what many people may not realize is that there are high costs associated with working in reactive mode. On the other hand, a proactive approach keeps your vacuum furnaces serviced and in working order through preventive and predictive maintenance. In particular, predictive maintenance (PdM) can help you make your furnaces more reliable and predictable through continuous monitoring and data analytics for mechanical and electrical conditions, operational efficiency and other performance indicators.

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Published on 2/6/2018
Categories: Maintenance

Save time and money with vacuum furnace maintenance #1

Like any other machine, your vacuum furnace can and will wear down over time – and if those little issues aren’t addressed, they can turn into big problems that require expensive future repairs or even furnace replacement. The way to keep your system running well for decades to come is to invest in regular preventative maintenance up front. Don't leave a potential disaster just waiting to happen! Learn how corrective maintenance can end up costing you more in the long run.

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Published on 3/16/2017
Categories: Insider tips, Maintenance

Maintenance procedures: leak detection in vacuum furnaces

Successful use of a vacuum furnace depends ultimately on the purity and reliability of its vacuum. There are numerous factors that can play into why a furnace is leaking, and the first step towards fixing the problem is to identify its root cause. Let’s take a look to some practical tips on how to find a furnace leak by using a helium leak detector.

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Published on 2/13/2017
Categories: Insider tips, Maintenance

Roughing pump in high-vacuum furnaces for beginners #2

This is the second part of the article on roughing pump operation in high-vacuum furnaces. It gives an overall picture of the situations due to malfunction of the pumping system. Nonetheless, it provides practical tips on how to deal with the presence of water in the pump, the formation of oil sludge, and the improper use of lubricated roughing pumps.

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Published on 1/26/2017
Categories: Insider tips, Maintenance

Roughing pump in high-vacuum furnaces for beginners #1

For maximum performance and reliability, it is necessary to know how the pumping system of your furnace operates, the pros and cons of the different types of vacuum pumps. This is the first part of an article on roughing pump operation in high vacuum furnaces. Understanding how it works is the first step to make the right choices that will take into account also the reduction in operating costs.

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