A large Midwest-based manufacturing company purchased an AFC-Holcroft “Built for Stock” UBQ (universal batch quench) 36-inch x 48-inch x 36-inch furnace. As part of the “Built for Stock” program, this furnace was fully fabricated, ready for paint, shipping and installation only three weeks from the date of order. The modular design of the UBQ furnace will enable it to integrate with other existing batch furnaces already in the customer’s plant. Knowing that the furnace was already fully built, the customer was able to respond quickly to increasing order volumes without having to wait for the typical build schedule.            

AFC Holcroft’s UBQ furnace is both modular and flexible. It is available in a standardized or customizable form. Work has already begun on another “Built for Stock” furnace. AFC-Holcroft’s goal is to keep a stock UBQ furnace and endothermic generator in the most popular sizes available and ready for shipment or well within the build cycle for fast delivery.