Advanced Forming Research Centre equipment Furnace capabilities

For the full specification of our equipment please download the AFRC equipment directory .

  • CMI bespoke Gas Furnace

    CMI bespoke Gas Furnace

    This is a highly instrumented representative scale gas furnace, mainly used for investigating processes for preheating material and heat treatment. This bespoke piece of equipment allows us to study a wide range of factors (flue and burner configuration, gas/air mix ratio, part stacking) that can affect heating performance, product quality and thermal efficiency.

  • Carbolite furnace HRF 7/324

    Carbolite furnace HRF 7/324

    Suited for stress relieving, tempering, normalising, annealing and other ‘low’ temperature processes.

  • Carbolite furnace GPC 12/131

    Carbolite furnace GPC 12/131

    Small furnace for applications where good uniformity and close control temperature needed. Working best between 600°-1200°.

  • Carbolite furnace LCF 14/350

    Carbolite furnace LCF 14/350

    Large chamber furnace for applications where good uniformity and close control temperature needed.

  • Electrotherm rotary furnace – 5700

    Electrotherm rotary furnace – 5700

    Capable of heating samples to 1150°C ±10°C. Stepper motor indexing control of rotary table provides automated integration with Fanuc robots for automated furnace loading/unloading and transfer to press.

  • VFE/TAV TPH25/25/35 Horizontal Vacuum Furnace

    VFE/TAV TPH25/25/35 Horizontal Vacuum Furnace

    Front loading single chamber high vacuum furnace with convection assisted heating and overpressure gas quenching system. The furnace has a maximum temperature of 1400°C and works best between 530°C-1320°C. Used mainly for vacuum heat treatments and vacuum brazing in an argon chamber H250mm,W250mm and D350mm.

  • Quench tank 1000L

    Quench tank 1000L

    Polymer quenching is capable of producing repeatable results with less corrosion than water and with less fire risk than oil. This capability allows the AFRC to test various polymer quench parameters in order to understand quenchant performance and optimise parameters accordingly for industrial partners.

  • Polymer quench tank

    Polymer quench tank

    Polymer quenching is capable of producing repeatable results with less corrosion than water and with less fire risk than oil. This capability allows the AFRC to test various polymer quench parameters in order to understand quenchant performance and optimise parameters accordingly for industrial partners.

  • CMI bespoke Gas Furnace
  • Carbolite furnace HRF 7/324
  • Carbolite furnace GPC 12/131
  • Carbolite furnace LCF 14/350
  • Electrotherm rotary furnace – 5700
  • VFE TAV TPH25 25 35 Horizontal Vacuum Furnace
  • Quench tank 1000L
  • Polymer quench tank