Jones Metal Products Company Adds Equipment, Capability
April 10, 2012
Jones Metal Products Company (JMP) of West Lafayette, Ohio, added equipment to provide additional capability for aluminum heat treating. The company purchased a second Recco drop-bottom furnace and a 2,800-gallon tank for hot-water quenching. This equipment joins the original Recco drop-bottom furnace and glycol quench tank already in operation. The dimensions of the new furnace are 41 inches x 42 inches x 66 inches. It has a load capacity of 900 pounds and can be heated to 1000°F. According to JMP, parts made from aluminum alloys such as 2014, 2025, 6061, 7049, 7050, 7075, 7149 and 7249 benefit from hot-water quenching after heat treatment in the furnace. These parts tend to be thick (often over 1 inch) and include plates, forgings, extrusions and castings.