The LA-SiC series furnace is a versatile computer-controlled high temperature furnace for production and laboratory applications. Heating is accomplished by silicon carbide (SiC) infrared heating elements with microprossor-based SCR power controllers. Process atmosphere is controlled much like a clean room: pressurized gas is pushed through the heating chamber insulation providing a pre-heated, laminar flow for a uniform, stable atmosphere. Precise temperature is maintained by control thermocouples above the belt in each zone quickly sensing changing conditions. IR SiC elements inside the chamber instantaneously adjust their output to achieve tight temperature control: each load through the furnace sees the same temperature.
Computer Controlled. The furnace is operated via TPS FurnaceControl software installed on a robust industrial rack mount furnace computer. The process engineer can easily vary process parameters using the sophisticated PID and power control parameters in the software. An almost infinite number of recipes and profiles can be labeled and stored for ready access on the furnace computer. The software includes 3 levels of password protected control (Engineer and Operator) and logs each change in recipe load or furnace state useful for troubleshooting product and process performance.
The furnace software operates in a Microsoft Windows environment. The program and all settings and recipes are stored on the rack mounted industrial computer hard drive. The computer is complete with a high resolution color graphic screen, full size keyboard/mouse and/or touchscreen interface. The furnace includes two (2) local USB ports at the computer below the control console for connecting profilers and jump drive storage devices.
Laboratory and Production Applications. The LA-series-SiC can process surface mount devices, substrates, wafers, PCBs, metal, ceramic, glass or polycarbonate parts for electronic package sealing, thermo-setting polymer curing, reflow soldering, copper and hybrid/thick film firing, brazing, brazing, tempering and metal sintering applications, or almost any kind of general thermal processing requiring precision temperature control in a controlled atmosphere environment. The LA-series-SiC can also be used for precise curing of coatings on optical lenses, advanced thin film crystalline silicon, cadmium telluride (CdTe alloys) and certain copper indium diselenide (CIS-alloys) as well as many other production applications.
*minimum height with castors off; maximum height with chamber raised using MCL.
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