VAW/Castech Purchases Solution Heat-Treating Furnace
February 12, 2002
VAW/Castech, Saltillo, Mexico, purchased a T4 Sand Lion(r) solution heat-treating line from Consolidated Engineering Co. (CEC), Kennesaw, Ga., for operation in Mexico. The capacity is 72 cast aluminum V6 engine blocks per hour with CEC's 3-in-1 process. The system includes a 22-module continuous Sand Lion(r) roller-hearth furnace, one double-station air-quench unit, one cooling machine, energy-efficient exhaust treatment with heat exchanger, sand transport, the complete conveying system with elevators, conveyors, transfer car, as well as gantry robot and one control system to integrate all components.