C.I. Hayes, a Gasbarre Furnace Group Company, recently installed an atmosphere pusher furnace for a dedicated processor of select cutlery product lines. The furnace, which has a maximum operating temperature of 2100°F (1148°C), will be used for brazing and general heat treating of stainless steel materials. It is equipped with a rigid chain indexing drive, silicon-carbide heating elements and a controlled-atmosphere system that includes an analyzer for dew-point and oxygen-level monitoring plus purge verification. For automatic load and unload queuing of work, the furnace is complete with a powered roll return conveyance system with right-angle transfers.