Advanced Heat Treat Corp. (AHT) will install several pieces of new equipment in the near future, increasing the surface-treatment capabilities at each of its four U.S. locations. The company’s Burton facility in Waterloo, Iowa, will install two new batch integral-quench furnaces along with support equipment such as temper units, washers and transfer carts within the next couple of months. This will allow AHT to increase the capacity of its carburizing, carbonitriding and quench-and-temper projects by over 40%. A new gas nitriding unit will be installed at the Monroe, Mich., plant in early spring 2015, allowing for an expanded offering of research and development projects.
AHT’s corporate headquarters in Waterloo will expand its nitriding capabilities when its high-temperature ion unit is completed later this fall. The company now has over 50 ion nitriding units. A new large, state-of-the-art gas nitriding/high-temperature stress-relief unit will be added to the Cullman, Ala., facility in late winter, increasing the surface-treatment offerings at that location by adding gas nitriding/nitrocarburizing, stress relief and UltraOx® capabilities.