Despatch Industries has sold a horizontal solution heat-treat furnace to the Goodrich Corporation’s Aerostructures business unit. The furnace, which is for Goodrich’s Mexicali, Mexico, facility, will be used to solution heat treat aluminum components for the commercial aircraft industry. It has a 40-inch-wide x 40-inch-long x 40-inch-high work basket and a load/unload platform with powered roller bed and lift elevator.
Additional features include separate glycol and water tanks, both with heat exchangers for quenchant cooling, and a PLC control system. The furnace is heated electrically. Goodrich Corporation is a global supplier of systems and services to aerospace, defense and homeland-security markets.