J.L. Becker Receives Nitriding Contract
The J.L. Becker Co. (Plymouth, Mich.; http://www.jlbecker.com) received a contract to design and manufacture a large gas-fired nitrider (9 ft deep by 33 ft wide by 9 ft high). The tip-up style furnace is designed for a gross load of 60,000 lb and will be heated with 20 U-style radiant tubes. The unit will have nine roof mounted recirculating air fan assemblies. The furnace is designed for an operating temperature range of 600 to 1450°F with a maximum heat input of 5,000,000 Btu/h.