1-Zone 1200C Vertical Tube Furnace w/ Kanthal (Sweden) Elements

1-Zone 1200C Vertical Tube Furnace w/ Kanthal (Sweden) Elements
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  • Item #: VTF1200
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Price (incl GST) A$3,990.00

This VTF1200 series tube furnace turns out perfect results each time you use it. Within you’ll find Sweden’s famous Kanthal spiral wire coils. These are placed inside high-quality Mitsubishi alumina fiber insulation. The furnaces double-walled, steel, internal housing keeps heat from escaping to the surface. A Japanese Shimaden 40-segment digital controller allows for precise temperature control, while its self-tuning PID controller provides optimized thermal processing consistently.

The controller has a built-in RS485 digital communications port with USB adaptor. This allows for remote control and monitoring directly from your PC. You can even export or save your test results. One very useful feature, with the furnace, you can perform multiple atmosphere processes in a single cycle.

This furnace is portable, lightweight, and has a small footprint. The chamber is easy to access. A built-in ammeter and dual voltmeters allow for easy monitoring and troubleshooting, while it’s type K thermocouple ensures its longevity. This unit comes with stainless steel vacuum sealing flanges with valves and a pressure meter. Safety features include overheat and power failure protection. This and all of our furnaces arrive at your door CE certified.


  • Compact, portable and lightweight design.
  • Split furnace chamber for fast and easy tube access.
  • Standard package includes set of stainless steel vacuum sealing flanges with valves and pressure meter.
  • Microprocessor based self-tuning PID control provides optimum thermal process with minimal overshoot.
  • Multiple atmosphere processes in a single cycle are possible (ex: binder burn out in air and parts sintering under rough vacuum or inert gas environment.)
  • Built-in ammeter and dual voltmeters for easy monitoring and troubleshooting.
  • Built-in computer interface.
  • Long life type K thermocouple.


  • Overheat protection shuts down the furnace if temperature is outside of acceptable range (refer to controller's manual) or when the thermocouple is broken or malfunctions.
  • Power failure protection resumes furnace operation right after the point of failure when power is reestablished.

Warning! NEVER fill furnace with explosive gases, including Hydrogen, Carbon Monoxide and Methane.

General specifications

 Electrical requirements  220-240VAC, 50/60 Hz, single phase
 Tube material  Quartz
 Maximum/constant working temperature  1200°C / 1100°C (1000°C constant temperature under vacuum)
 Rated vacuum pressure  0.001 Pa / 0.0075 millitorr / 0.0000 mbar
 Rated positive pressure  20 kPa / 150 torr / 3 psi
 Heating element type
 Kanthal (Sweden) resistance coil wire (except for 50mm OD model)
 Thermo couple type  K
 Refractory lining  Mitsubishi (Japan) high quality 1500 grade fiber alumina
 Temperature controller  Shimaden fp93 (Japan) with 4 programs and 
 40 segments (ie. 4 x 10 segments or 2 x 20 segments)
 Maximum heating & cooling rate    < 30°C / min
 Heating vs constant zone length  390mm (200mm for 50mm OD model) / 200mm (100mm for 50mm OD model)
 Temperature controller precision
 +/- 1°C
 Vacuum sealing flange kit

 Stainless steel vacuum sealing flanges with one vacuum gauge,
two valves and four thermal ceramic blocks.      

 Gas flowmeter  500 ml / minute
 CE compliance
 Download  Product brochure

Size comparison

 Tube size (ODxlength)
 50mm x 700mm  60mm x 1m
 80mm x 1m
 100mm x 1m
 Maximum output  1.5 kW  2.5 kW  3.5 kW  3.5 kW
 Electrical requirements  4.5 AMP  11 AMP  15 AMP  15 AMP
 Unit dimensions (WxDxH)  300x450x1080mm  530x460x1090mm  530x460x1090mm  560x510x1140mm
 Shipping dimensions (LxWxH)  1160x680x660mm  1270x640x800mm  1270x640x800mm  1320x640x1020mm
 Shipping weight (kg)  114  182  195  214

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Standard Package


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 VTF1200 vertical split tube furnace
1 pc

 Quartz tube 
2 pcs

 Stainless steel vacuum sealing flanges w/ pressure meter  
1 set

 Alumina ceramic thermal block
1 pair

 Thermal gloves 1 pair

 High temperature Al2O3 alumina crucible
5 pcs

 Spare fuse 1 pc

 L6-30P 250 volt twist-lock plug Pre-installed
 USB/RS485 computer interface kit 1 set

 Furnace operation manual 1 pc

 Shimaden fp93 temperature controller manual & software  1 pc