The Experts In Vacuum Furnace Heat Treatment Equipment

Dec 9, 2016 | Latest News

VAS Director Nick Houghton, joined a team of 5 VAS Service Engineers and 1 Sales Engineer on the Ipsen HeatTec Vacuum Technology, Processes & Safety training course in Kleve, Germany. The course was led by Matthias Rink, Head of Ipsen Research and Development. The training course covered of all areas of vacuum heat treatment as seen below –

  • Basics of Heat Treatment of Metals
  • Vacuum Furnace Technology
  • Vacuum Furnace Maintenance & Safety
  • Theory of Leak Detection & Leak-up Rate Measurement
  • Hardening with High Pressure Gas Quenching
  • Low Pressure Carburizing & Carbonitriding
  • Solution Nitriding (SolNit)
  • Vacuum Furnace Brazing
  • Working with Vacu-Prof

The HeatTec course gives VAS the opportunity to not only expand their knowledge of Vacuum Furnaces, but also provides a great starting point for VAS to train new service engineers. With the great success of the HeatTec course, VAS have already scheduled a 2 week, advanced training course alongside Ipsen engineers working on build up, testing and commissioning of new furnace equipment in the factory & on-site.

VAS & Ipsen are going to provide a training curriculum for every Service Engineer at VAS, which will cover software training, electrical training, advanced fault finding and furnace commissioning. In tandem our reline Engineers, will also be working alongside our German colleagues for a 2 week period in Kleve, Germany.

VAS, are committed to training all of our employees to the highest possible standard, thus offering our customers improved support and greater confidence. Our Engineers are already electrically qualified and have recently attended  ‘advanced electrical training and electrical awareness’ courses and will complete, during January, a Siemens software training course.

For further information on Service Engineer positions at VAS, please contact Mike Long at or by phone on 07720705363


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