Red Devil Furnace

June 01, 2011

Lucifer Furnaces has shipped two Red Devil Furnaces to Crystex Composites LLC, producer of Mykroy/Mycalex glass-bonded mica material used for electrical and thermal-insulating. The RD7-H14 models will complement two existing units in use for glass-ceramic parts annealing and lab testing in their ISO 9001-certified facility. These Red Devil Series furnaces are affordable, economical, durable units constructed with reinforced and welded sheet metal shells lined with 4 ½ inches of multilayered firebrick and mineral wool insulation.

The firebrick is precision dry-fit inside the 9"x12"x14" chambers with staggered seams for reduced heat loss while allowing for thermal expansion. A ceramic hearth plate supports 25 lb. workload per sq. foot of hearth area and protects the floor brick. An adjustable latch on the horizontal swing door allows for a positive seal. Easy-to-replace heavy-gauge, low watt density heating elements, regulated with a Honeywell Digital Temperature Controller provide uniform heat.

Charles Clement, PhD, VP of Engineering at Crystex Composites says he chose to add to the Lucifer furnaces currently in use because of their simple and compact design, high temperature capability and the long life of the heating elements and insulating materials despite hundreds of thermal cycles. In addition, he reports the Lucifer models to be very reliable, easy to maintain and competitively priced. Dr. Clements notes his experience of excellent tech support and service from Lucifer Furnaces.

Related Glossary Terms

  • annealing


    Softening a metal by heating it to and holding it at a controlled temperature, then cooling it at a controlled rate. Also performed to produce simultaneously desired changes in other properties or in the microstructure. The purposes of such changes include improvement of machinability, facilitation of cold work, improvement of mechanical or electrical properties and increase in stability of dimensions. Types of annealing include blue, black, box, bright, full, intermediate, isothermal, quench and recrystallization.

  • composites


    Materials composed of different elements, with one element normally embedded in another, held together by a compatible binder.

  • payload ( workload)

    payload ( workload)

    Maximum load that the robot can handle safely.