Industrial Furnace | Clam Shell Furnace or Tip Up Furnace

Clam Shell Furnaces

A Clam Shell Furnace, also known as a Tip Up Furnace, features a pivoting furnace body to allow overhead crane loading and unloading of the parts. Clam Shell Furnaces are utilized for heat-treating, calcining, curing, annealing, stress relieving, preheating, tempering, and other high temperature thermal processes.

Tip up furnaces are perfect options when space is tight within the facility.
Matt, Applications EngineerInternational Thermal Systems

Overview

Clam Shell Furnaces are an excellent choice for an extremely heavy load.

A Clam Shell Furnace, also known as a Tip Up Furnace, features a pivoting furnace body to allow overhead crane loading and unloading of the parts. Clam Shell Furnaces are utilized for heat-treating, calcining, curing, annealing, stress relieving, preheating, tempering, and other high temperature thermal processes. Multiple zone heating technology can be integrated to maintain exceptional part temperature uniformity, and achieve ramp/soak heating and cooling profiles.

Materials processed include aluminum, steel, cast iron, high nickel alloys, titanium and others.

The ITS Clam Shell Tip-Up Furnace has many established design features such as heavy duty hydraulic lift systems, energy efficient insulation, fully proportional gas and electric heat, lightweight heavy duty piers and state-of-the art control packages.

Optional inert gas and high volume recirculation systems makes these versatile furnaces a great option.

Industrial Furnace | Clam Shell Furnace or Tip Up Furnace
Industrial Furnace | Clam Shell Furnace or Tip Up Furnace

Features

Clam Shell Furnance Features include:

  • Minimizes floor space usage
  • Gas (direct and indirect) and electric versions
  • Heavy plate construction
  • Designed for overhead or front loading
  • Accepts heavy loads
  • Energy efficient ceramic fiber insulation
  • NEMA 12 Control Panel (machine-mounted)
  • Hydraulic lift system
  • Single button E-stop on control panel
  • Burner safety equipment
  • Furnace chamber and hi-limit microprocessor based temperature controllers
  • Electric version SCR controlled
  • Low mass pier system with optional hearth
  • Excellent temperature uniformity
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Specifications

Construction Specifications

  • Plate Steel shell and heavy structural frame
  • Cast Hearth and Piers or Ceramic Fiber with Alloy Piers
  • Stainless Steel and various Metal Alloys for temperature and corrosion resistance
  • High-Density energy-saving insulation
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Options

Additional Options:

Each Clam Shell Furnace is designed for the specific application and environment.

Temperature Ranges up to 2500°F (1371°C)

Power Source Options

  • Main Power Supplies 208 to 690 Volt AC, 50 and 60 HZ
  • Control Voltage 24 Volt DC or 120/220 Volt AC

Heat Sources

  • Electric
  • LPG
  • Natural Gas
  • Fuel Oil
  • Other Fuel Mixtures

Material Handling

Fixed Hearth

Industries

Typical Heat Processing Application(s)

  • Annealing
  • Machined Components
  • Welded or Formed Assemblies
  • Stress Relieving

Industry Applications

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Aluminum Casting
  • Automotive
  • Forging
  • Foundry
  • Military
  • Mining
  • Recreational Vehicles

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