PLESSEY Aerospace at Titchfield, Hants has installed a Compact 100 vacuum furnace from Cambridge-based suppliers Torvac. The furnace has just completed the warranty year in operation on a wide range of heat treatments, brazing and degassing applications. The work is generally carried out to the full rigors of aerospace standards including mSR 953, CAA DAI/7591/65 and STAN 05/21. Typical of the jobbing work is the vacuum hardening of bevel steel supplier to ensure repeatability of furnace at the rate of 100 cycles or more gear box components which Plessey results. per month and continually finds new manufacture for the AV8B engines used Plessey is currently running the new jobs for it due to the furnace's flexibility in the Harrier jump jet. and microprocessor control. Parts, prev The Compact 100 is only the latest in iously rejected by excessive grinding, a series of furnaces supplied in a can now be retreated since they recover working relationship between Torvac well when rehardened and tempered. and Plessey which dates back almost 30 Successful exploitation of the tech years. New technology, including pres nology at Titchfield has also been due to sure quenching, has enabled the user to the close product and maintenance extend the range of jobs processed in support given over the years by Torvac's vacuum to include the treatment of case service team. Plessey has a long standing carburised S82 steel gears previously contract maintenance agreement with sub-contracted or polymer quenched. Torvac for the calibration and upkeep This has allowed Plessey to improve of its furnace to ensure the production of consistency of mechanical properties quality work. and to reduce distortion and grinding tolerances. Improved quality control Cambridge Vacuum Engineering has also bed through to the material Ltd, Denny Industrial Estate, Water- specification — the client now sets a beach, Cambridge CB5 9QX. Tel: minimum carbon level of 0.17% to the 0223 863481. AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING — March 1991 17
Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology – Emerald Publishing
Published: Mar 1, 1991
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