Automotive Supplier Orders Mesh-Belt Austemper Line
AFC-Holcroft received an order for a complete mesh-belt austemper line from a major supplier of automotive components. The order includes a computerized loading system to feed the parts into the furnace belt; a gas-fired, mesh-belt austenitizing furnace with three zones of control to heat the parts to the process temperature; an integral, gas-fired salt-quenching tank to quench the hot parts in molten salt; and a spray-dunk washer to clean the products after they exit the system. AFC-Holcroft’s BeltMaster™ control system will monitor and control the flow of product. It will also maintain load tracking, history, recipe storage and management for the line. The equipment, which has been designed to meet the requirements of CQI-9, is expected to be delivered to the customer’s plant in Ontario in the first quarter of 2015.