AFC-Holcroft received an order for a mesh-belt austempering furnace system from a large stamping manufacturer. The system will be used for the austempering of metal stampings. It consists of a mesh-belt austempering furnace with integral salt quench tank, a conveyorized wash/rinse tank and an endothermic gas generator. The line also includes AFC-Holcroft’s BeltMaster™ system for monitoring and controlling the furnace. Equipment delivery is scheduled for the second quarter of 2015.
The hardening furnace will be reinforced with a free-standing structural-steel support frame so that an excavated pit is not required for the salt quench tank, which will include a secondary containment tank. This will be the fifth AFC-Holcroft austemper furnace line at this company’s facility.