HIROCHIKU supports development of new materials, underpinning the future.

In addition to its long-term accumulated expertise and experience, its on-going research and development of its own technologies, and technologies licensed in from overseas companies (i.e. A.E.T. in France, P.V.A. in Germany, and Cremer in Germany), HIROCHIKU provides a wide range of technologies utilized in research through to manufacture of new materials.

Major industries HIROCHIKU involves

Electronic components/semiconductors, solar cells, ferromagnetics/hydrogen absorption, electric cables, fuel cells, medicines, optical devices, catalysts, abrasives, ultra-high purity refining, materials/raw materials production, space development, and government agencies/university laboratories.

Batch furnaces

Electric laboratory furnace with ultrahigh-speed heating, SF

<Maximum operating temperature: 1,700℃>
Optional specifications for operation at 1,800℃ are also available.
This compact-designed laboratory furnace for R&D attains extremely rapid temperature increase in air atmosphere, and achieves high efficiency of operation.

Large-scale electric furnace with high-speed heating, HLF

<Maximum operating temperature: 1,700℃>
Optional specifications for operation at 1,800℃ are also available.
This large-scale furnace for R&D and production provides adequate temperature distribution in air atmosphere.

High-temperature melting furnace with ultrahigh-speed heating, RMF

<Maximum operating temperature: 1,650℃>
This elevator system-assisted R&D furnace developed as a convenient tabletop type machine can introduce inert gases, and is most appropriate for melting glass, metals, etc.

Atmosphere furnace with high-speed heating, HAF

<Maximum operating temperature: 1,700℃>
Optional specifications for operation at 1,800℃ are also available. This furnace for R&D and production easily provides various types of atmosphere. Large-scale version of this furnace is also available.

Large-scale elevator system-assisted electric furnace, HPF

<Maximum operating temperature: 1,700℃>
This elevator system-assisted electric furnace developed with the aims of furnace enlargement and uniform heating bakes works in large quantities, and assures uniform heating over a wide range under high temperatures: its performance is excellent for both research and production.

Multipurpose atmosphere furnace, PVF

<Maximum operating temperature: 1,150℃>
This atmosphere furnace incorporates a muffle, and is of a completely closed type. It easily provides various types of atmospheres including vacuum, oxidizing, reducing, and inert gas, and can be used for a multiple of purposes.

High-temperature vacuum furnace, SVF

<Maximum operating temperature: 2,200℃>
This furnace for R&D and production uses metal heaters, and performs heat treatment in vacuum, reducing, or inert gas atmosphere.

High-temperature atmospheric furnace, CVF

<Maximum operating temperature: 2,200℃>
This furnace for R&D and production uses carbon heaters, and performs heat treatment in vacuum, reducing, or inert gas atmosphere.

Atmosphere hot-press furnace, AHP

<Maximum operating temperature: 2,300℃>
Maximum pressing pressure: 10 tons
This furnace for R&D and production uses carbon heaters, and performs pressing at high temperatures in vacuum, reducing, or insert gas atmosphere.

Pressure sintering furnace, CMO

<Maximum operating temperature: 1,700℃>
This sintering furnace can be used over a wide range of pressurized atmosphere from reducing to oxidizing ones. Pressurizing at 0.9 MPa at maximum is possible. This can be made larger in scale.

Batch-type rotary tube furnace, B-RTF

<Maximum operating temperature: 1,000℃>
This performs a long-term sintering of various types of powder such as metals and ceramics in oxidizing, reducing, or inert gas atmosphere.

Optical heating system, OHS

<Maximum operating temperature: 1,100℃>
With reflection module and halogen heater, this furnace attains rapid heating and cooling.

Continuous furnaces

Rotary tube furnace, RTF

<Maximum operating temperature: 1,600℃>
This continuous furnace is the most appropriate for heat treatment of powder. It shortens the length of time required for heat treatment, and is most fit for trial and full-scale production of various types of powder.

Atmosphere rotary tube furnace, A-RTF

<Maximum operating temperature: 1,600℃>
This furnace continuously performs uniform heat treatment of various types of powder in H² or N² gas atmosphere.

Walking-beam furnace, WBF

This electricity-heated type of walking-beam furnace is licensed-in technology from the Cremer Company in Germany. This has already been used in several foundries all over the world.

Roller hearth furnace, RHF

This furnace consists of the substitution area at inlet, preheating zone, heating zone, slow cooling zone, cooling zone, substitution area at outlet, and return table. It bakes works in high-temperature atmosphere.

Rotary hearth furnace, RF

This furnace consists of a rotary hearth continuous furnace and an industrial robot. It has attained improvement of the working environment for melting for dry-type analysis, labor saving, and improvement of accuracy.

Pusher furnace, PF

This pusher type electric furnace is equipped with a tray batch-assisted automatic transportation unit, and is suited to unmanned continuous operation for removal of binding material and for sintering.