Sinterite, a Gasbarre Furnace company, has installed a continuous belt furnace at the Air Liquide Shanghai Research & Technology Center in China. Air Liquide has recently constructed a 12,000 m² advanced technology center in Shanghai, China. The technology center houses offices, showroom, laboratories and a pilot demonstration department. The Sinterite Furnace will be used for development of the client’s sintering, brazing, annealing and heat treatment applications. 

The Sinterite Furnace is a nine-zone 305 mm wide continuous belt atmosphere furnace design with a range of processing capabilities. The electrically-heated furnace is capable to 1150°C (2100°F) and rapid cooling with the Sinterite HyperCooler. Multiple configurations of atmosphere gas setups are possible (H2, N2, NH3, O2, CO2). The furnace, being primarily designed for the powder metallurgy sintering process, has dedicated delubrication, sintering and cooling sections. There are numerous possibilities available for delubrication, sintering and cooling process setups. The Sinterite HyperCooler inline rapid cooling system provides for the ability to employ traditional protected atmosphere cooling and sinter-hardening of compacted powder metal components.

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