January 22, 2011

No. 863 is an electrically-heated 1400°F(~760°C) box furnace from Grieve, currently used for preheating molds. 52KW are installed in nickel chrome wire coils supported by a stainless steel frame. A heat resisting alloy recirculating blower is powered by a 7-1/2 HP motor with a V-belt drive. The blower provides upward airflow to the oven. Workspace dimensions are 30″ wide x 48″ deep x 30″ high.

The unit has 7″ thick insulated walls with stainless steel covers. The furnace was specially built with inert atmosphere construction. This consists of a continuously welded outer shell, high temperature door gasket, seales heater terminal boxes, inert atmosphere inlet and inert atmosphere outlet.

Controls on board No. 863 include a motor-operated vertical lift door and a 4-point strip chart recorder.

For more information, please contact: THE GRIEVE CORPORATION, 500 Hart Road, Round Lake, Illinois 60073-2835 USA. Phone: (847) 546-8225. Fax: (847) 546-9210. Web: Email: [email protected].