AFC-Holcroft received an order for a mesh-belt system with a capacity of 2,000 pounds/hour from Holo-Krome, a division of Fastenal. The equipment will be used for neutral hardening and carburizing of cap screws and set screws of various sizes. AFC-Holcroft will supply a new hardening furnace equipped with a burner-management system and AFC-Holcroft’s BeltMaster™ control system for CQI-9 compliance. The new system is part of Holo-Krome’s expansion into a new 187,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Wallingford, Conn.

The system includes a used/rebuilt temper furnace and rebuild of existing ancillary equipment. AFC-Holcroft will also provide a powered ventilation system and turnkey installation/start-up. Delivery is scheduled for the second quarter of 2011.