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WHY CHOOSE VFE

Maximise efficiencies, minimise downtime and maintain industry compliance with our specialist Atmosphere Ovens/Furnaces Servicing and Calibration.

VFE engineers can provide end-to-end servicing and calibration for any type of atmosphere oven/furnace with every visit to your site(s). This includes maintenance servicing to maximise performance as well as all the required machine calibrations to ensure your product stays compliant with both industry and customer standards.

Our Atmosphere Oven/Furnace Servicing and Calibration can be carried out in a single site visit and can be incorporated into your existing service contract, minimising disruption and making the whole process as efficient as possible. 

We also offer new Atmosphere Ovens/Furnaces in temperature ranges from 100 to over 2000°C, anywhere from 0.5m cubed up to 5m square by 50m long. To talk to us about a bespoke atmosphere oven/furnace that meets your specific needs, get in touch.

EXPERT SERVICING FROM EXPERIENCED ENGINEERS

From the rollout of internal development programmes to the launch of the VFE Training Academy, we are constantly taking steps to upskill our engineers’ technical abilities. As a result of our focus on training and development, we are widely recognised as having the largest team of skilled engineers in Western Europe, reassuring you that your atmosphere ovens and furnaces are in the safest hands.

As a spares supplier, we are also well stocked with spares and parts to meet any repair requirements your machines may have, minimising downtime by getting your operations back on their feet as quickly as possible. 

It is this continued commitment to training and development that means we can provide the fast, efficient service that all our customers expect and deserve.

For more information about our Servicing and Calibration services, download your copy of the Atmosphere Oven/Furnace specifications sheet.

ACCREDITED ATMOSPHERE OVEN/FURNACE CALIBRATION RESULTS

Our UKAS accreditation (UKAS Accredited Calibration Laboratory No.4338) covers both laboratory calibrations in our own facility and on-site calibrations at your premises. We also offer a wide range of calibrations traceable to National Standards.

Our UKAS accredited calibrations provide results that you can rely on. Our experienced team can also be your impartial guide to decisions about risk and conformity, helping you to comply with standards such as AMS2750.  

This accreditation recognises that we have the competence to deliver the calibration service you need to keep your atmosphere ovens and furnaces in good health.

WHAT WE CAN SERVICE FOR YOU

Our engineers have experience servicing a broad range of Atmosphere Oven and Furnaces. For some ideas of models and makes, see the following:

Atmosphere Ovens

A drying oven removes the moisture from its load through heat. As a result, drying ovens are used when objects need to be dehydrated, cured (ie. ceramics) or dried (paint).

A curing oven is used to alter an object’s texture or hardness through the process of curing. Lines reliant on curing ceramics or creating powder coatings will depend on these ovens.

Operations that require both drying and curing (eg. food production) often do so through the use of baking ovens. By combining the functions of a drying and curing oven, baking ovens can unlock greater efficiencies than using both drying and curing ovens separately.

This unique oven type is employed specifically to decontaminate objects. It achieves this through precise template control, enabling operators to bring the oven to the specific temperature needed to kill off a contaminant.

This large oven-type includes a walk-in feature, giving operators the ability to manoeuvre large objects or high-volume loads on wheeled transports. They are ideal for large-scale operations.

A continuous oven is characterised by the inclusion of a conveyor belt system. This feature provides greater efficiency and use of space, but its main benefit is that it enables the operator to control both the speed and heat at which a load is treated.

Atmosphere Furnaces

One of the most common furnace types, ash furnaces can be used to calculate/analyse the resulting ash residue that forms after an object is burned (samples typically include petroleum products, lubricating oils and oil).

Raw processing lines use calcination furnaces for the preparation of raw materials or in order to recover the base material following other processes.

After iron-based alloys have been through hardening or quenching, operators may pass them through tempering furnaces to prevent undesirable properties (such as excess hardness, stress or brittleness).

When a material needs to be heated at a constant temperature, annealed, then cooled in a controlled manner, operators will use annealing furnaces.

Sintering furnaces are used to alter the properties of a material (for example, reducing its porosity, increasing its strength and enhancing thermal conductivity) without melting it to the point of liquefaction.

By subjecting a material to controlled tensions until failure within a tensile testing furnace, operators are able to determine its ultimate tensile strength, yield strength, strain hardening and other properties — vital measurements when determining quality control, for example.

These circular furnaces rotate during heat treatment, enabling them to apply heat in multiple thermal control zones. As a result, they are ideal for continuous materials processing.

Also known as top-loading furnaces, pit furnaces are widely used for their versatility and their cost-effectiveness. Of course, both these benefits are rendered void if the equipment is not properly maintained through regular servicing and calibration.

NEW ATMOSPHERE OVENS/FURNACES MADE FOR YOU

In addition to our Atmosphere Oven/Furnace Servicing and Calibration, we also offer bespoke Atmosphere Ovens/Furnaces designed to your specifications.

Through our wide network of globally recognised partners, we can design and build Atmosphere Ovens and Furnaces in temperature ranges between 100 and 1,500°C, anywhere from 0.5m cubed up to 5m square by 50m long.

To help our customers get the most out of their operations, we can install our Autoclave Management and Control System / Furnace Management and Control System on all new Atmosphere Ovens/Furnaces. These can also be retrofitted onto existing systems, giving you unmatched visibility over furnace performance and the ability to control multiple machines across your site(s) from a single location.

To find out more about the range of features and options available, download your copy of the Atmosphere Oven/Furnace specifications sheet now.

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THE BENEFITS OF VFE ATMOSPHERE OVEN SERVICING

  • Approved supplier — You already know us and our capabilities
  • Reduced downtime — Benefit from ‘one-stop shop’ servicing
  • Increased productivity — Achieve shorter servicing times
  • Increased equipment reliability — Keep production running
  • Quality assurance — Technical servicing and calibration you can depend on
  • Stock spares — Minimising repair times, whatever your make of oven/furnace