Engineered Production Systems (EPS) has installed a large drop-bottom furnace for Vector Industries of Everett, Wash. The system processes solution heat-treated high-strength aluminum components for aircraft applications. EPS, located in Orange, Calif., engineered and constructed the furnace, which includes a moving platform that supports quench and rinse tanks. The drop-bottom system was also designed for aging of aluminum components.

The combination of heat and agitation in the rinse removes glycol from the parts. This furnace was able to boost Vector’s production capabilities. In the past, EPS has provided a wide range of heat-treat ovens for forging preheat, solution heat treating, aging and other heat-treating applications for the aluminum industry.