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Bench Furnace

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Bench Furnace

These furnaces provide for a variety of heat treating applications. Precision microprocessor based temperature controls and energy-saving insulation maximize the cost efficiency and performance of these rugged units. Ideal for general purpose heat treating of tools, dies and other parts.

Bench Furnace Model Specifications:

Not for use with flammable solvents, vapors, or gases.

Model Workspace Outside Dimensions*(WxDxH) Max Temp Heat Input Insulation Thickness Operating Characteristics† Door Type Height w/ Door Open Hearth Rating Approx Shipping Weight
Dimensions(WxDxH) VolumeCu Ft ElectricKW GasBTU/HR Control Accuracy Temperature Uniformity Rise Time (Electric) Rise Time (Gas)
BF-8128 8" x 12" x 8" 0.4 24" x 31" x 31" 2,000°F 4.5 Not Available 5" ± 0.3% ±15°F 65 Not Available 52" 60 400 lbs
BF-8128-HT 8" x 12" x 8" 0.4 26" x 33" x 33" 2,200°F 4.5 Not Available 6" ± 0.3% ±20°F 75 Not Available 54" 60 485 lbs
BF-12128 12" x 12" x 8" 0.7 28" x 31" x 31" 2,000°F 6 Not Available 5" ± 0.3% ±15°F 55 Not Available 52" 60 450 lbs
BF-12128-HT 12" x 12" x 8" 0.7 30" x 33" x 33" 2,200°F 6 Not Available 6" ± 0.3% ±20°F 80 Not Available 54" 60 530 lbs
BF-121212 12" x 12" x 12" 1 28" x 31" x 37" 2,000°F 7.5 Not Available 5" ± 0.3% ±12°F 50 Not Available 66" 60 500 lbs
BF-121212-HT 12" x 12" x 12" 1 30" x 33" x 39" 2,200°F 7.5 Not Available 6" ± 0.3% ±17°F 65 Not Available 68" 60 600 lbs
BF-12188 12" x 18" x 8" 1 28" x 37" x 31" 2,000°F 7.5 Not Available 5" ± 0.3% ±10°F 65 Not Available 52" 60 525 lbs
BF-12188-HT 12" x 18" x 8" 1 30" x 39" x 33" 2,200°F 7.5 Not Available 6" ± 0.3% ±15°F 75 Not Available 54" 60 625 lbs
BF-121812 12" x 18" x 12" 1.5 28" x 37" x 37" 2,000°F 12 Not Available 5" ± 0.3% ±10°F 45 Not Available 66" 60 550 lbs
BF-121812-HT 12" x 18" x 12" 1.5 30" x 39" x 39" 2,200°F 12 Not Available 6" ± 0.3% ±15°F 60 Not Available 68" 60 650 lbs
BF-12248 12" x 24" x 8" 1.3 28" x 43" x 31" 2,000°F 12 Not Available 5" ± 0.3% ±10°F 50 Not Available 52" 60 625 lbs
BF-12248-HT 12" x 24" x 8" 1.3 30" x 45" x 33" 2,200°F 12 Not Available 6" ± 0.3% ±15°F 60 Not Available 54" 60 725 lbs
BF-122412 12" x 24" x 12" 2 28" x 43" x 37" 2,000°F 15 Not Available 5" ± 0.3% ±10°F 45 Not Available 66" 60 700 lbs
BF-122412-HT 12" x 24" x 12" 2 30" x 45" x 39" 2,200°F 15 Not Available 6" ± 0.3% ±15°F 60 Not Available 68" 60 800 lbs

† Operating Characteristics

  • Accuracy as percent of controller span.
  • Uniformity at 100°F below maximum temperature.
  • Rise Time in minutes to 100°F below maximum temperature.
  • Tests run with empty oven and minimum exhaust.
  • Performance will vary with load and application.

Heat Input footnote:

Electric KW shown above in specification chart is illustrated with 230V. For 460V, reference the below:

  • BF-8128 & BF-8128-HT: 6 kW
  • BF-12128 & BF-12128-HT: 8 kW
  • BF-121212 & BF-121212-HT: 10 kW
  • BF-12188 & BF-12188-HT: 10 kW
  • BF-121812 & BF-121812-HT: 16 kW
  • BF-12248 & BF-12248-HT: 16 kW
  • BF-122412 & BF-122412-HT: 20 kW

Bench Furnace Model Details:

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Specifications for Bench Furnace

MODEL BF-8128
MAXIMUM OPERATING TEMP 2,000°F
AIR FLOW Radiant
CONTROL ACCURACY ± 0.3%
OVEN UNIFORMITY ±15°F
RISE TIME - ELECTRIC 65 mins
RISE TIME - GAS Not Rated
WORKS SPACE DIMENSIONS (WxDxH) 8" x 12" x 8"
SHELVES INCLUDED None
NUMBER OF SHELVES MAX None
SHELF CAPACITY None
MAX LOAD CAPACITY Not Available
DOORS Manual
LOADING METHOD Floor
APPROXIMATE SHIP WEIGHT 400 lbs
OUTSIDE DIMENSIONS (WxDxH) 24" x 31" x 31"
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Standard Features for Bench Furnace

Certifications
  • UL Listed Control Panel
  • Meets the Requirements of the Following Standards:
    • NFPA 86 (Standard for Ovens and Furnaces)
    • NFPA 70 (National Electric Code)
    • FM (Factory Mutual)
    • OSHA
  • Caution:
    • When processing combustible material fire protection should be considered
    • Not for use with flammable solvents or vapors. Other models available for these applications. For more information see Class A Solvent Processing page at this website
Safety Equipment
  • Adjustable manual reset excess temperature interlock to turn off heat on malfunction of main temperature controller
  • Separate heating element control contactors to turn off heat on malfunction of main control contactors
  • Door interlock turns off power to heating elements when door is opened to protect operator from line voltage at heating elements
Controls
  • Digital temperature controller
  • LED pilot light
  • On-off heat switch
  • 5 kA short circuit current rating (SCCR)
Construction
  • 208 volt (at 80% of 230 volt heat input), 230 volt or 460 volt, 3-phase, 50/60 HZ – other input power available
  • All welded construction
  • High temperature Kanthal A-1 coiled wire heating elements supported in rugged ceramic plates
  • Heating elements located on sidewalls and ceiling of work space for excellent temperature uniformity
  • Insulated with light weight, energy saving refractory ceramic fiber
  • Heavy gauge aluminized steel exterior with Trilite Green enamel finish
  • Brushed stainless steel control panel face
  • Gas spring assisted manually operated vertical lift door
  • Door hot side faces away from operator
  • Removable ceramic hearth tray
  • Fully assembled and factory tested
  • 1 year limited warranty

Modifications & Accessories for Bench Furnace

  • Floor Stand

    Furnace accessory adding a 26″ high floor stand steel cabinet with shelf.

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  • Alloy Hearth Tray

    Furnace accessory adding an Alloy Hearth Tray. Manufactured with heat resistant alloy that protects ceramic hearth plates from impact and heavy loading.

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  • Programmable Temperature Controller

    Oven modification adding a programmable Temperature Controller. Microprocessor based, digital indicating, thermocouple actuated, in lieu of standard controller.

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  • Digital Timing Temperature Controller

    Modification adding a Digital Timing Temperature Controller. Microprocessor based, incorporates 99 hour 59 minute timer, starts timing temperature reaches set point and shuts down oven at end of set time.

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  • SCR Power Controller

    Electrical modification adding an SCR Power Controller. Silicon controlled rectifier power controller in lieu of mechanical heating element contactors, minimizes maintenance, reduces heating element fatigue.

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  • Recording Thermometer

    Accessory adding a Recording Thermometer. Thermocouple actuated, 10″ diameter circular chart, 24 hour chart rotation, includes floor stand. Recorder cannot fit in standard control panel so floor stand must be included to accommodate recorder.

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  • Digital Shut Down Timer

    Accessory adding a Digital Shut Down Timer. Shuts down oven, selectable range, continuous “hold” feature.

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  • Install Customer Supplied Temperature Controller

    Modification installing a customer supplied temperature controller in lieu of standard controller.

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  • Digital Batch Timer

    Oven modification adding a Digital Batch Timer. Uniformly timing batch operations, continuous alarm with door interlock, alarm sounds at end of preset time until door is opened or timer reset.

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