Ipsen Inc.

Ipsen U Delivers Heat Treating Expertise to More Than 150 Customers

CHERRY VALLEY, IL – The success of Ipsen U has grown substantially this year. With still two more courses scheduled, there have already been 153 people in attendance. This shows a 34% increase from 2011, which totaled 114 participants from all courses.


Not only have Ipsen U’s attendance numbers expanded, but its outreach as well with two Ipsen U courses hosted in Mexico in May, 2012. Additionally, an automotive manufacturing customer requested a custom Ipsen U, which was held at its facility in Indianapolis.


Using practical, hands-on training, Ipsen U enables customers and employees alike to immerse themselves in an educational experience designed to build and develop participants’ heat-treat knowledge. The most recent course was held June 5-7, 2012 at the Cherry Valley, Ill. facility.


Participants agreed the course was “most helpful [in communicating] details regarding possible problems and how to deal with them” and that many participants coming into the class unfamiliar with the industry or whose company was operating a furnace for the first time felt it “was very informative” and “a perfect mixture of theory and field experience.”


We encourage anyone interested to attend the Ipsen U course on-site or to plan a custom Ipsen U training at your facility where our experienced instructors can provide custom training courses for your employees tailored to your specific machinery and operations. The course covers a wide-range of vacuum furnace topics:


  • Introduction to Vacuum Furnace Technology
  • Operating, maintaining and troubleshooting
  • Green efforts – fine tuning for peak efficiency
  • Optimizing older furnaces to save costs - retrofits, tuning enhancements, etc.
  • EH&S considerations
  • Subsystems and components
  • Instrumentation and configuration set-up
  • Alarms and safety
  • Electrical mechanics, breakers, switches, sensors, etc.
  • Cycle programming
  • Basic of pumps and pumping systems
  • Specific furnace and process information
  • Mechanical overview – valves, pressure settings, leaks, etc.
  • Hot zone upkeep tips


Remaining 2012 Ipsen U Classes:


  • August 7-9
  • October 16-18


About Ipsen, Inc.

Ipsen, Inc. designs and manufactures thermal processing systems for a wide variety of markets, including Aerospace, Medical, Energy, Chemical and Automotive. With thousands of installed systems worldwide, whether it's innovative titanium knee implants, making cars more efficient, developing new jet engines or going to the moon, Ipsen delivers quality. For more information visit www.IpsenUSA.com.