Hot Press Furnace Systems

Thermal Technology Hot Press (HP) systems allow for the precise application of hydraulic pressing force and simultaneous high temperature operation. Typical uses for hot press include sintering of metal or ceramic powders and diffusion bonding of solid components. The furnace systems are comparable to our High Temperature Graphite or Advanced Processing Furnace product lines, with a range of hot zone materials available. All HP systems utilize state of the art hydraulics for extremely high precision force and/or position control. Automatic operation is conducted by PLC based control utilizing a touch screen HMI. Automatic hydraulic safety systems limit force application while the furnace chamber is open to die breakage and operator injury, in addition, two-hand operation is required for all manual motion control to prevent pinch hazards.

Standard hot press sizes are available up to 2,000 kN (204 Ton), larger units are available and are custom built to the specific application, please contact us for details.

Standard Product Features

  • Maximum Pressing Temperature: 2,500°C
  • Vacuum (10^-3 Torr range) and Inert gas (Ar, He, N2) operation.
  • Fully automatic operation by PLC and touchscreen HMI.
  • Simultaneous temperature and pressure control.
  • Thermocouple and Pyrometer based temperature control.
  • Rapid vacuum cycling: typical <10min
  • Water flow and furnace overtemperature system protection

Standard Vacuum Hot Press Models

Standard Vacuum Hot Press Models

Model NumberForce kN (Tons)Working Diameter mm (Inch)
HP 10100kN (10.3 Ton)Ø 75 (3)
HP 25250kN (25.5 Ton)Ø 150 (6)
HP 50500kN (51 Ton)Ø 200 (8)
HP 1001,000kN (102 Ton)Ø 300 (12)
HP 2002,000kN (204 Ton)Ø 600 (24)
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