Ipsen Vacuum Oil/Gas Quench Furnaces (VOQ)

The perfect balance of flexibility and quality to meet the most rigorous uptime requirements. 

The two-chamber design of the VOQ can meet all of your changing application needs. Depending on process requirements, the user can select quenching with either oil or inert gas (up to 2 bar positive pressure). The following features make this furnace very flexible to use:

  • A vacuum-tight inner door that allows the hot zone to be kept under vacuum and at temperature while eliminating vapor migration between the two chambers
  • Work-handling forks integrated into the quenching mechanism that momentarily move into the hot zone, preventing contamination of the vacuum chamber with oil
  • Shelf-mounted agitators to provide uniform quenching

The versatile VOQ is ideal for incorporation of AvaC® technology can also handle a multitude of thermal processes for a variety of materials including:

  • Hardening with gas or oil quench
  • Carburizing with gas or oil quench
  • Carbonitriding with oil quench
  • Brazing
  • Annealing
  • Solution annealing
  • Aging/stress relieving
  • Tempering

The Ipsen VOQ is available in three standard load sizes 18" x 18" x 24" (450 mm x 450 mm x 610 mm), 24" x 24" x 36" (610 mm x 610 mm x 910 mm) and 36" x 36" x 48" (910 mm x 910 mm x 1,220 mm).

Additional sizes are quoted upon request.

To discuss your vacuum furnace requirements, contact Mark Heninger, Director of Equipment Sales.

Download the VOQ Flyer (PDF)