Industries Served by Sentro Tech
Mining, Universities, Dental Labs & More
Based in Cleveland, OH, Sentro Tech has manufactured high temperature furnaces since 1998. Our stellar technical support and 100% satisfaction guarantee complement the range of products we offer. We produce standard and custom heating elements made with corrosion-resistant materials. Finally, Sentro Tech devices also offer atmosphere and vacuum control capabilities.
The top industries we provide furnaces for are:
There are several types of laboratories that benefit from Sentro Tech’s high temperature furnaces. Because our furnaces are customizable for specific needs, they can be used in any number of laboratory applications.
While porcelain and pressing furnaces are common in dental laboratories, sintering furnaces are becoming important to translucent zirconia milling laboratories. Homogeneous temperature distribution and ease of use are important for firing and sintering in dental laboratories. The Sentro Tech high temperature dental laboratory furnace is designed just for this application.
Sentro Tech manufactures furnaces for student and professor research on university campuses. Lab furnaces often need specific control requirements and pressure ranges. Our custom furnace capabilities can be tailored to the needs of research labs with different sizes and requirements.
Independent Research Laboratories
Versatile and cutting-edge heating technology is necessary in research laboratories. In areas such as chemistry, reliable furnaces pave the way for innovative research. Lab furnaces often need specific control requirements, temperature uniformity, and a variety of customizable options, all of which are offered as features of Sentro Tech’s furnaces.
The mining industry retrieves metals, minerals, and other materials from within the earth. This also includes non-renewable resources such as petroleum or natural gas. Furnaces are used in the mining industry to smelt and cast metals after they have been retrieved. Sentro Tech furnaces can be designed for the specific temperature ranges necessary for casting the specific metals found in mines.
The energy industry as a whole has several uses for high temperature furnaces. For everything from nuclear power plant processing to residential power generators, our furnaces can be used for energy processing and generation.
Nuclear Power Generation
Nuclear energy generators harness power by heating water, which turns into steam. The pressure of the steam turns a generator which produces electricity. Nuclear energy is created through the process of nuclear fission, which involves splitting atoms. A nuclear reactor, or furnace, is used to create the heat that produces steam.
Furnaces are used to produce solar power in a similar way to its function in other types of power generation. Powered by sunlight and targeted solar panels, these solar furnaces create heat, product steam, and the steam pushes through a generator, creating electrical energy. Furnaces can be used in large scale applications, such as a solar power tower, or in small scale applications, such as individual solar furnaces.
Thermal power stations use furnaces to produce steam, which is converted into electrical energy or heat energy. On a smaller scale, furnace boilers can be used as power generators. By heating water and pushing it through a steam turbine, which activates an electrical generator, furnaces help to create energy.
Crystal growing furnaces require stability and control for reliable crystal growth. These furnaces are used for heating a variety of crystals. Some of these options include: galium arsinide, synthetic rubies, zirconium, and platinum crucible materials.
Manufacturing is a broad term, so it makes sense that our furnace applications in the manufacturing industry are broad as well. We currently have furnaces serving at least 5 distinct manufacturing segments, and hope to continue to add more as we develop new, better furnace technology!
Furnaces are used in battery manufacturing in various steps from lead melting to heat drying to label application. The long and detailed process of battery manufacturing requires furnaces that can achieve precise temperatures. It also calls for fast heating and reliable machinery, which is provided by Sentro Tech.
Ceramics manufacturing is the process of solidifying powder mixtures with thermal energy. Heating elements such as industrial furnaces, ceramic kilns, or tube furnaces are used in this process. Sintering is the most common form of heat treatment used. Others include: hot pressing, reaction bonding, and hot isostactic pressing.
Fiber manufacturing starts with the process of extrusion—forcing thick, viscous liquid through tiny holes of a spinneret, forming filaments of semi-solid polymer. These solids are either melted with a high temperature furnace or dissolved in a solvent. If not melted or dissolved, they must be chemically treated.
New Materials Development
Research and development of new materials is aided by high temperature furnaces. The new materials industry experiments with materials composed of different elements and with different capabilities. Thermal testing with industrial furnaces is one way that this research is conducted in materials science.
Whether manufacturing float glass or crafting individual glass bottles, heat is vital to the glass manufacturing industry. In order to be shaped and formed, glass must be melted by high speed heating elements. Float glass is created by spreading melted glass onto hot sheets of metal, creating panes of glass often used in windows. Sentro Tech furnaces can be customized for specific sizes and temperature ranges for the glass manufacturer’s needs.
Fiber and Graphite Material Manufacturing
Carbon fiber is produced by bonding carbon atoms together. Carbon fibers are bundled, which can be used individually or as part of woven fabric. Graphite fiber, on the other hand, is composed of fibers made from petroleum pitch. These plastics are then heated to a very high temperature with the use of industrial furnaces, such as the Sentro Tech high-temperature furnaces.
Other industries we serve include:
- Heavy Alloys
- Heat Treating
- Precious Gems
- Powder Metallurgy
- And more!
We are always working to develop furnace technologies for new industries as new techniques emerge. Our industries served spans over 18 distinct industries, and we look to add more whenever we can! Learn more about how our furnace products and custom work can serve your industry. Contact a Sentro Tech representative today.