Can-Eng Furnaces International Ltd. received an order to supply a 4,000-pound/hour continuous mesh-belt atmosphere furnace system to Commercial Steel Treating Corp. of Madison Heights, Mich. This system is designed to provide neutral hardening and carbonitriding processes for high-volume automotive fasteners and small stamping products. The automated system includes a computerized loading system, mesh-belt atmosphere furnace, oil-quench system, pre- and post-wash systems, and level-2 automation systems.
This installation represents one of a number of new mesh-belt installations that Can-Eng Furnaces International is currently commissioning for manufacturers around the world. Multiple systems will be delivered to Koelner Lancucka Fabryka Srub of Poland. In addition, a continuous salt-quench austempering system will be delivered to Mexico to support the manufacture of automotive powertrain systems there. As a result of this high demand, Can-Eng has added a third manufacturing facility for the assembly and testing of its continuous mesh-belt atmosphere furnaces. The new satellite facility, located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, is in close proximity to Can-Eng's corporate office.