C.I. Hayes announced the installation of a CVCQ modular vacuum furnace with oil quench, combined with a J.L. Becker SDA washer, in the fourth quarter of 2011. The equipment is part of a harden/wash/temper line at a high-production tool manufacturer in the Northeast U.S. The continuous furnace heating chamber has work dimensions of 9 inches x 18 inches x 72 inches (three 24-inch tray positions) and a maximum operating temperature of 2400°F. This was C.I. Hayes’ and J.L. Becker’s first joint project operating within the Sinterite Furnace Division of Gasbarre Products.