ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH, in full ownership of ALD-Holcroft (Wixom, Mich.), has been assigned by GETRAG Transmission Manufacturing to deliver three complete ModulTherm heat-treatment lines for the heat treatment of gear parts for GETRAG’s PowerShift transmissions. The furnace systems will be installed in GETRAG’s new plant in Tipton, Ind. Production is scheduled to start in 2009. Once in full operation, the systems will heat treat dual-clutch transmission for Chrysler in North America.

The three ModulTherm lines to be delivered comprise low-pressure carburizing and high-pressure gas quenching technology. Each line is equipped with eight independent heat-treatment chambers that are charged by a mobile transport module. The quenching is performed in a separate cold chamber mounted on a transport module.