Ipsen Delivers Gas Quenching Vacuum Furnace in Michigan
March 10, 2005
Ipsen International (Rockford, Ill.; http://www.ipsen-intl.com) delivered an Abar-Ipsen® 15-bar Super Turbo horizontal vacuum HPGQ furnace (48 in. by 48 in. by 72 in.) to Hansen Balk Steel Treating Co. Inc. (Grand Rapids, Mich.) to heat treat large hot working dies for the die casting industry. The furnace provides higher part hardness and a faster quench while minimizing distortion due to its directional cooling capabilities. The furnace will exceed the recently revised General Motors Powertrain Specification DC-9999-1, which requires a minimum quench rate of 70°F per minute.