The IR (infra-red) furnace is heated by twin IR
sources, which are positioned along one focus of
an elliptical cylindrical mirror. The infra-red
radiation is reflected by the mirror onto a quartz
tube, lying along the second ellipse focus. Oxygen
may be passed through the quartz tube to combust
samples placed within it.
-Rapid heating (room
temp. to 1000 C in 10 sec.)
-Up to 5 intervals of constant or increasing temperature
are freely programmable
-The temperature is measured by a thermocouple
located within the elliptical cylinder.
-The elliptical mirror is constructed as two separable
halves, enabling viewing of the combustion zone.
-The upper mirror-half can be retracted on roller-bearings
for rapid furnace cooling and inspection of the
-A "Heat Pipe" cooling system provides
rapid cooling and obviates the need for expensive