JMC Steel Group Purchases Bright Tube Annealing Furnace
Can-Eng Furnaces International Ltd. shipped a bright tube annealing furnace to JMC Steel Group. The 25,000-pounds/hour line will be installed in Wheatland, Pa., as part of JMC Steel's Wheatland Tube Division expansion. The unit is configured to operate under dry exothermic gas for the bright annealing of heavy-walled precision cold-drawn mechanical tubing. With an overall line layout stretching more than 300 feet by 14 feet wide, the furnace will form the basis for one of the largest bright tube annealing facilities in the North America. The main furnace section measures 60 feet long and weighs approximately 165,000 pounds. Start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2013.