AVS offers several binder removal methods to address a wide range of binders. The combination of solid retort designs and differential pressure controls effectively isolate and remove binders from the product without contaminating the hot zone. Burn-off or incinerator systems eliminate binder vapors; cold traps or two stage condenser systems are available to capture heavier wax or binder loads and to protect vacuum pumps.
AVS designs and fabricates MIM retorts with shelf hangers and gas ports. These are positioned precisely in the retort walls, along the edge of each shelf, to promote optimal gas flow over the customer’s product. Specially constructed with internal vacuum and gas ducting, AVS metal MIM retorts make efficient use of the available space inside the furnace vessel. Graphite MIM retorts assure similar uniformity of gas flow by relying on AVS advanced differential pressure gas control technologies.
AVS MIM furnaces promote efficiency by enabling the customer to combine binder removal and sintering processes in one piece of equipment. The AVS ACE™ Data Acquisition Control System constantly controls, monitors, charts and records all MIM temperatures, vacuum / pressure levels, gas flows and gas types providing confidence that the MIM process is under control. ACE™ provides the ability to review the whole system, or run data from years before. An operator has the ability to directly compare a live data chart, with any data chart from the memory of the system.