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2014 April

Check out the latest publication of Industrial Heating. This month's edition features a special look at new insulating materials and installation techniques and how they reduce maintenance, as well as save energy.

PID Controller

April 2, 2014

The E+PLC combines precision measurement and control with secure data recording to increase the profitability and efficiency of heat-treatment operations. 


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Laboratory Furnaces

April 3, 2014

VMK, VMK-S and VMK-Vac laboratory furnaces are designed for annealing, brazing, sintering and tempering applications. 


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Turbomolecular Pump

April 4, 2014

Cerox fired refractory shapes offer resistance to chemical attack from acids, slags and gases to produce a clean, contaminant-free metal for end users in aerospace and automotive steel foundries. 


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Fired Refractory Shapes

April 2, 2014

The new pumps of the TURBOVAC i product line are particularly well suited for ultrahigh vacuum applications and for integration within compact pump system solutions. 


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New Insulating Materials, Installation Techniques Reduce Maintenance and Save Energy

April 1, 2014

The steel industry provides a major foundation for North American manufacturing. Increased production of high-quality steel is essential to support investment in infrastructure and meet the needs of the commercial construction and automotive industries.


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Intergranular Oxidation: Scourge or Does it Really Matter?

April 2, 2014

Endothermic gas carburizing and liquid quenching will be with us for probably another 50 years at least. Why? Because, for the money, there just is no other case-hardening process that can elevate the properties of such a wide range of ferrous alloys.


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Save Money by Optimizing Your Furnace Burner Fire Rate

April 3, 2014

Your melting furnace is running great. The melt rate is good. Maintenance on the flue and the doors is a bit high, but it doesn’t affect you too much. However, energy costs are high. You’ve checked the air-fuel ratio and furnace pressure, but nothing seems to help. You may have a furnace that is over-fired.


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Hot Tensile Testing - Improving Efficiency

April 4, 2014

When hot tensile testing is required, it can be time consuming and energy intensive, especially when trying to meet strict standards such as Nadap. 


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Editorial

Industrial Heating Consults … with Itself

April 2, 2014

As it has been for several years, Industrial Heating’s editorial focus in April is consulting and training. With an eye toward providing you with the most relevant information possible, we decided to “consult” our website analytics to see what is being viewed most often on www.industrialheating.com


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Federal Triangle

A Different Kind of Consultant

April 3, 2014

I tell people that I’ve been unemployed since 1968, which is just another way to describe a consultant. Many of the people who live and work around Washington call themselves “representatives” and “lobbyists,” but all 125,000 of them are lawyers except for the four of us who are engineers. 


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The Heat Treat Doctor

All About Thermocouples (part 2)

April 4, 2014

Our discussion of thermocouples continues this month with more practical advice and a deeper understanding into how to install and maintain thermocouples so as to control the heart of any thermal-processing system.  Let’s learn more.


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MTI Profile

McLaughlin Services

Servicing the Worldwide Heat-Treat Industry
April 7, 2014

To list everything McLaughlin Services does would take some time. Needless to say, the company is much more than the maintenance and repair shop it started out as in 2007.


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EVERYDAY METALLURGY

Radio Telescopes Hear the Universe

Thermal Processing & Metals in Everyday Life
April 7, 2014

You never know where you’re going to run into thermal processing, as a summer trip to the Green Bank, W. Va., National Radio As-tronomy Observatory (NRAO) illustrated. 


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2013 Product Roundup

The Product Roundup is a showcase of some of the best products and technologies the thermal-processing industry has to offer.  Industrial Heating has rounded up these advanced, energy-efficient and cost-effective items in one special section  for easy reference.

Podcasts

The Heat Treat Doctor, Dan Herring, and IH Editor Reed Miller talk about heat-treat grids, fixtures and baskets in this month’s podcast. Sponsored by:                              

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2014 April

Check out the latest publication of Industrial Heating. This month's edition features a special look at new insulating materials and installation techniques and how they reduce maintenance, as well as save energy.

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