Replacements and Retrofits
Direct replacements or retrofits are available, customized to meet your precise needs.
Direct replacements: Typically available for newer furnaces and particularly for consumable parts such as motors that have a limited lifetime and need replacement at regular intervals. When direct replacements aren’t available, we develop a retrofit from the original design specifications. Most retrofits are for growers that are 10 years old or more, often for parts that become obsolete quickly such as computers and sensors.
Note: We can replace every part on every furnace ever made by Linton and its predecessor companies, Kayex and Hamco. However, retrofitting growers that are near end-of-life is usually not cost-effective.
As a general guideline, crystal-growing furnaces have an average lifetime of 20 to 30 years so most equipment from the 1990s can be supported, as can some 1980s models. But few if any from the 1970s and earlier are cost-effective to keep in production once they need new parts.
To learn more about how we can help you find and install the parts you need, contact Gary Goyette, GaryGoyette@LintonCrystal.com, +1 (585) 666-1546, or Doug Hand Dhand@LintonCrystal.com +1 (585) 991-3981