C.I. Hayes announced the installation of a VCQ-ME batch vacuum furnace with oil and gas quenching at a Midwest-based bearing manufacturer. The furnace, which will be primarily used for carburizing and hardening, has work dimensions of 9 inches x 12 inches x 24 inches and a maximum operating temperature of 2400°F. It has quenching flexibility with both inert gas cooling and oil-quenching capabilities and is ideal for tool-room, research and light production applications.