LOI Thermprocess GmbH (Essen, Germany; http://www.loi.de) received a contract from MANN of Munich for a rotary-hearth furnace with zone separation for the heat treatment of crown wheels. The new plant will have a capacity of about 1,600 kg per hour. The scope of supplies under the contract also includes the fully automated control system, with material tracking and process documentation functions. The new heat-treatment plant is to be commissioned in Spring 2007.