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Hand-made Pontils
by Brendan Bayless & Sam Stang,
Rod Turner Tools
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freestanding crucible furnaces
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MU 300 Furnace
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Setting the industry standard, HUB freestanding crucible furnaces combine superior efficiency with easy maintenance and crucible change. Customers claim 30-40% and more increased efficiency after changing to MU furnaces from day tanks.
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Our furnaces are designed to open from the front which makes crucible changes easier and allows access to the interior for maintenance. We have been building these furnaces for more than 20 years. All of them are still in operation. With proper care, these furnaces should last a lifetime.
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Each furnace is shipped with a mold for casting a new gathering port block and a spare door. The gathering port block is typically replaced at every 3rd or 4th crucible change, depending on wear. A manual with step-by-step instructions and pictures detailing the process of changing the crucible and routine maintenance is included with each furnace.
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Crucible life is easily one year. We recommend a yearly shut down for crucible change and maintenance; however, many customers have claimed 20 months and more of continuous use.
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The interior of these furnaces is a cast high alumina lining. This is an incredibly rugged system that is backed up with a minimum of 10” of 12 lb. per cubic foot fiber insulation. The heavy insulation and thick refractory lining maintain even heating and allow quieter operation utilizing smaller burners.
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Furnaces are delivered on heavy duty bases, w/ heavy steel exteriors and include levelers. Wheels are also standard.
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As with all of our equipment, these furnaces are designed to accommodate a wide variety of burners and control systems. Combustion system prices vary depending on size, type of burner, flame safety requirements and the level of automation desired.
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MU200/100 Furnace
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Electric Furnaces
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To better meet our customers’ needs, we have decided to add electric packages as an option for furnace heating. The furnace is our same tried and true free standing crucible design with moly disilicide elements instead of a burner.
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We have selected Duralite as a vendor for these packages. Duralite has been providing electric heating systems since 1946 and has experience in the glass melting field. They offer options that are very safe and extremely reliable. We welcome your inquiries about our electric furnaces, and we would be happy to answer any questions and provide you with a quote.
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For pricing please see Electric Furnace Heating Packages on the Combustion Control Systems page.
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Day Tanks
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HUB now offers two standard size Day Tanks (DT) designed for efficiency and durability. HUB’s Day Tanks incorporate superior insulation. Although these furnaces are not as long lasting or quiet as our pot furnaces, they are more efficient and quieter than most day tanks. Like all HUB furnaces, HUB’s tanks provide a shelf at the door. Our standard sizes are listed below. In addition, we also build custom tanks to suit individual production requirements.
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DT500—$ 36,793.00
500 lb. Day Tank

DT1000—$ 43,400.00
1,000 lb. Day Tank
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MU 300 w/ optional heat shield
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Furnace Combustion Systems
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see Combustion Control Systems
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Freestanding Crucible Furnaces
 
MU50—$ 11,220.00
Fits Laclede Christy Crucibles GC 198 & 37
Fits Engineered Ceramics Crucibles 5564 & 5693

MU100—$13,860.00
Fits Laclede Christy Crucible GC 89, 39, 165, & 167
Fits Engineered Ceramics Crucibles 5694 & 4566

MU200—$ 19,327.00
Fits Laclede Christy Crucible GC 94 & 189
Fits Engineered Ceramics Crucibles 5695, 5565 & 5099

MU300—$ 22,770.00
Fits Laclede Christy Crucible GC 98 & 135
Fits Engineered Ceramics Crucibles 5468, 5757

MU500—$ 28,270.00
Fits Laclede Christy Crucibles GC 271 & 288

MU800—$ 45,496.00
Fits Laclede Christy Crucible GC 112

MU200/100—$ 24,860.00
This furnace has 2 crucibles—one 200 lb. and one 100 lb. Fits Laclede Christy Crucibles GC 94 & 37
Fits Engineered Ceramics Crucibles 5565 & 5564

MU300/200—$ 31,460.00
This furnace has 2 crucibles—one 300 lb. and one 200 lb. Fits Laclede Christy Crucibles GC 98 & 94
Fits Engineered Ceramics Crucibles 5468 & 5565

MU2-24—$ 22,550.00
This 2 crucible furnace was designed under the guidance of Gianni Toso specifically for melting colored glasses.
Fits Laclede Christy Crucibles GC 196 & 38
Fits Engineered Ceramics crucible 5692

MU2-100—$ 18,590.00
This 2 crucible top sliding furnace was designed so that the crucibles can be lifted out and poured.
Fits Engineered Ceramics Crucible 5564
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Build Yourself a HUB
Freestanding Pot Furnace
This is an excellent opportunity for those of you who want to build a great furnace, save money, and learn more about building equipment.
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The step by step instructions (with 62 photos) detail the process of building a furnace. These are the same steps that we use here at the HUB. The book contains complete drawings of the refractory and metal parts. There is a comprehensive list of refractory and materials needed as well as lists of tools, supplies, and vendors to help make procurement and preparation simple. Rentals include backup support—it couldn’t be easier.
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HUB sells high quality refractory and has stocking distributors nationwide. See Refractory & Crucibles.
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MU50 Mold Rental—$ 1,750.00
Includes instructions & drawings
Estimated refractory cost—$ 4,408.00

MU100 Mold Rental—$ 1,925.00
Includes instructions & drawings
Estimated refractory cost—$ 4,700.00

MU200 Mold Rental—$ 2,380.00
Includes instructions & drawings
Estimated refractory cost—$ 5,100.00

MU300 Mold Rental—$ 2,700.00
Includes instructions & drawings
Estimated refractory cost—$ 6,000.00

MU500 Mold Rental—$ 2,700.00
Includes instructions & drawings
Estimated refractory cost—$ 8,200.00

MU2-24 Mold Rental— $ 2,700.00
Includes instructions and drawings
Estimated refractory cost $ 4,500.00

MU200/100 Mold Rental —$ 2,700.00
Includes instructions and drawings
Estimated refractory cost $ 6,000.00

MU300/200 Mold Rental—$ 2,700.00
Includes instructions and drawings
Estimated refractory cost $ 8,200.00

MU2-100 Mold Rental— $ 2,200.00
Includes instructions and drawings
Estimated refractory cost $ 4,200.00
 
 

MU 200 Furnace
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