Car Bottom Furnace
The Despatch car bottom furnace is available in gas or electric versions with temperatures up to 1800°F (1000°C)
and a +/- 5°F temperature uniformity after stabilization. The car bottom furnace is designed for easy transport of
heavy loads and comes equipped with pneumatically actuated car seals and electrically actuated vertical lift doors
incorporating clamps to ensure a tight seal.
The furnace body is constructed with heavy gauge steel reinforced external shell. Eight inches of multi-layered
ceramic board insulation insulate the furnace walls, ceiling and door, minimizing heat losses. The ceramic board is
preshrunk to allow for tight fitted joint construction. The base of the furnace is constructed of segmented structural
steel components and fire brick insulation. The furnace has multi-zone high velocity, horizontal airflow with reversing
flow and a forced air cooling capability to provide plunge cooling or maintain lower control settings.
The Focal Point™ process control system is available to fully control and document
all aspects of the furnace process. The system features an advanced recipe editor for
programming temperature profiles, and for controlling fans and dampers. A PC software
package is utilized to record all the necessary information relating to thermocouples,
temperatures, Hi-limits, user access and all related alarms. The system generates
detailed reports of all process information, including batch, oven and part data.