VFE is a market-leading provider of maintenance servicing for heat treatment industry equipment including vacuum furnaces, melting and casting furnaces, electron beam welders, pumps, spark plasma sintering and autoclaves. Our ServiceCare service offering incorporates planned and preventative maintenance, 24/7 emergency callouts, spares, overhaul and repair services.

VFE is also is a specialist in the design, supply and overhaul of vacuum furnaces including control system upgrades and modifications, and hotzone design, replacement, and overhaul.

World-wide portfolio

VFE has a world-wide portfolio of high profile customers in all sectors of manufacturing industry including aerospace, land based power generation, automotive, medical, general engineering and sub-contract heat treatment industries.

Our divisions

The VFE comprises five divisions Vacuum Furnaces, Pump Solutions, Autoclaves & Ovens, Calibration, and Control Systems:

Vacuum Furnaces

VFE supports all makes of vacuum furnaces, not just those supplied by VFE, with service contracts and a comprehensive range of spares.

Pump Solutions

VFE has over 20 years’ experience in the maintenance and repair of a vast range of vacuum pumps from diffusion to dry screw and from side channel to rotary vane.

Calibration Services

We provide UKAS accredited calibrations for temperature, pressure, vacuum, humidity and electrical properties. Our UKAS accreditation is for both laboratory calibration and on-site calibrations at our customers’ premises.

Autoclaves & Ovens

Our engineers have many years of experience and are trained to carry out expert servicing of autoclaves and other industrial ovens, including UKAS accredited thermal surveys to prove temperature uniformity.

Control Systems

VFE supplies a comprehensive range of control systems for vacuum furnaces, heat treatment equipment, autoclaves and ovens. All systems comply with relevant legislation and standards including NADCAP. VFE Control Systems’ AMCS (Autoclave Management & Control System) delivers a robust and easy to use software interface with innovative new features and importantly, NADCAP compliance.

VFE divisions