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Rapid Heating Furnace by SentroTech

SentroTech Corp. has developed the STR- 1600C, a new rapid heating furnace that heats to 1500 degrees Celsius in just 15 minutes. With a max ramping rate of 100 degrees Celsius per minute, the STR- 1600C laboratory furnace allows for rapid heating under vacuum and controlled atmosphere. All of SentroTech’s rapid heating furnaces are designed with safe operation, temperature uniformity, lasting performance, and temperature control in mind.

The rapid thermal cycle of the STR- 1600C is made possible through its low mass ceramic fiber insulation. It is also equipped with a top quality MoSi2 heating element. The U shaped configuration of the 1800C grade MoSi2 heating elements allows for long life, easy exchange, and top heat radiation properties at high temperature. These type of heating elements makes rapid heating and cooling possible. The furnace can operate with 208/240V and a temperature range up to 1600 degrees Celsius under inert gas atmosphere.

Some more features of the STR- 1600C high temperature furnace include:

  • 1400 degrees Celsius while under 10-2 Torr vacuum
  • 208/220V single phase for all models up to the 18x18x18 working chamber, anything larger requires 3-phase
    High performance power control system.
  • Max vacuum: 10-2 Torr
  • 30 Segment Easy Use PID Programmable Temperature Controller, allows the control of heating rates, dwells (time holds) and cooling rates
  • All models have an upgraded ceramic fiber board lining to ensure energy efficiency
  • All models use a long life Platinum/Rhodium “B” type thermocouple.

“Currently, there is no other atmosphere controlled furnace which can achieve a heating rate of 100 degrees Celsius per minute,” Neil Zhu, owner of SentroTech, says. “We developed this rapid heating furnace knowing that many universities and research laboratories require furnaces with a faster heating rate.”

The newly released STR- 1600C atmosphere controlled furnace offers a simplified design with top performance. SentroTech developed this high power and large chamber size furnace to provide a scientific solution for material research, which requires a rapid heating rate.