Used Furnaces & Ovens
Industrial ovens and furnaces are both heated chambers used to process raw materials at higher temperatures than what can be obtained in open-air systems.
There is a range of heat treatments possible with both industrial furnaces and ovens, and the main purpose of any heat treatment is to change the mechanical of physical properties of a material. Some examples of materials that benefit from heat treatments include metals, glass, and powders.
Thermcraft supply both new furnaces and ovens and used furnaces and second-hand ovens to users who require them. Following are a few processes that can be achieved using an industrial furnace or oven.
Sintering is a heat treatment used to improve the final strength and integrity of a powder material. Materials that are treated using sintering have a vast array of applications, including automotive and electronics.
Annealing is a heat treatment often used for metals. It works by heating the material to a specific temperature and then slowly cooling it and controlled rate.
This heat treatment alters the physical properties of a material in order to improve machinability, soften it to make it easier to work with or to improve the material’s electrical conductivity.
Materials often need to be tested in the conditions that they will ultimately be used in. Materials testing in a furnace and oven provides companies with the means to test their materials at increased temperatures to measure shear strength, friction, compression, adhesion, tensile strength, etc.
As there is a vast selection of industries that require materials that are used in a range of temperatures, materials testing is a well-established technique.
Used Furnaces and Second Hand Ovens from Thermcraft
The decision to purchase an industrial furnace or oven is not one to be taken lightly, with cost and operating temperature being just two of many key considerations.
Thermcraft have a wide selection of used industrial furnaces and used industrial ovens available to purchase from a range of manufacturers, including Grieve, Steelman, Lindberg and their own Thermcraft branded used furnaces and second-hand ovens.
Buying a used furnace or second-hand oven can provide many benefits to users, with the most obvious being the price. Purchasing a used industrial oven or used industrial furnace can be considerably cheaper than buying one from new, which would be attractive to smaller companies who are purchasing an oven or furnace for the first time.
Some users might have used a specific model of industrial oven or furnace for many years and if it breaks they may want to repurchase the same model again. If this specific model has been discontinued used furnaces and second-hand ovens may be the only way to purchase it again.
One issue with used furnaces and ovens is that because they are older, they will have a shorter lifespan and may require more maintenance than one purchased from brand new. This is reflected in the price of second-hand ovens and furnaces. Thermcraft also offers a 30-day warranty for all of their used furnaces and used ovens, providing customers with peace of mind.