Daimler Chrysler and Volkswagen have placed orders with LOI Thermprocess GmbH, Essen, Germany, for the supply of rotary hearth carburizing furnaces. The furnaces have the ability to operate under three different temperature zones and C-potentials within one furnace. The fully automated furnace operating with a mandril press quench delivers 15,600 distortion free hardened sleeves per day. This is the second furnace delivered to Daimler Chrysler.