SECO/WARWICK will deliver a 12-bar Universal HPQ™ (high-pressure quench) vacuum furnace to IBC Coating Technologies of Lebanon, Ind., this spring. This low-pressure vacuum carburizing furnace with high-temperature convection heating will be used for hardening and carburizing bearing steel and aerospace components. The furnace will be designed with a hot zone measuring 24 x 24 x 36 inches and a maximum temperature rating of 2400°F (1315°C) with a 1,300-pound gross load capacity. Additional features include isothermal quenching and modifications to address the low-distortion demands of high-performance bearings and gears.