AFC-Holcroft received an order for a sealed quench furnace line that will be used to process specialized components utilized in the wind-energy market. The furnace line is based on AFC-Holcroft’s standard, modular UBQ (universal batch quench) family of products, but it was modified to optimize its efficiency for the mix of products required. The equipment will be installed at Brevini Wind’s Yorktown, Ind., facility.
Brevini Wind, which is headquartered in Italy, is expanding its Indiana facility. The company will begin producing wind-turbine main drives in the fourth quarter of 2010. AFC-Holcroft’s European branch office spearheaded this project, although all equipment will be built in North America. According to AFC-Holcroft, its UBQ furnaces’ modularity allows easier reconfiguration options within existing floor space for future capacity.