Choosing a High-Temperature Muffle Furnace
What is a Muffle Furnace?
Muffle furnaces allow rapid high-temperature heating, recovery, and cooling in self-contained, energy-efficient cabinets. A muffle furnace separates the object to be heated from all byproducts of combustion from the heat source. In modern electrical furnaces, a radiation or convection energy applies heat to a chamber using a high-temperature heating coil inside insulated material. The insulating material effectively acts as a muffle, preventing heat from escaping.
Common Muffle Furnace Uses
Today’s modern electrical muffle furnaces heat by conduction, convection, or blackbody radiation processes. This process eliminates the creation of combustion byproducts common in non-electric muffle furnaces of the early 20th Century.
Additionally, advances in materials for heating elements such as the molybdenum disilicide can produce working temperatures up to 1,800 degrees Celsius (3,272 degrees Fahrenheit). This high-temperature facilitates more sophisticated metallurgical applications like debinding, sintering, and end to end processes in metal injection molding.
Applications Using Muffle Furnaces
Muffle furnaces now use technology and design to achieve greater control of temperature uniformity and isolate heated materials from combustion contaminants. This makes muffle furnaces ideal for ashing samples, heat-treating applications, and materials research.
Industrial manufacturers or laboratory environments commonly use muffle furnaces for high-temperature applications. These applications include:
Custom Muffle Furnaces for Processes
For unique applications or productions, consider a custom-built high-temperature muffle lab furnace. Build a custom high-temperature muffle furnace solution to meet exact specifications or requirements for your application or production. Custom equipment protects the success of your product development or outcomes of your testing process.
Sentro Tech Muffle Furnaces
A family-owned company based in Northeast Ohio, Sento Tech manufactures high-temperature industrial and lab furnaces for a variety of industries and applications. Sentro Tech started as a designer and manufacturer of Molybdenum Silicide heating elements and related heating panels. In 2004, the company started manufacturing custom laboratory and production furnaces to meet specific application and production needs.
Sentro Tech’s Muffle Furnace Maintenance
Sentro Tech provides high-quality technical support and service for our customers. We manufacture and ship products from our Ohio-based headquarters. Get the replacement parts you need quickly. We stock all replacement parts onsite. Heating elements, fiber board installation, thermocouples and other electric parts ship at your earliest convenience.
We proudly serve our customers and offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all our high-temperature muffle furnaces. Contact a Sentro Tech sales representative if you have specific questions about our products or your production needs.