Ajax Electric Co. installed a furnace system for a company in the medical industry. The system, which will be used to heat treat nickel-titanium, consists of three stations: a salt-bath furnace, wash tank and load/unload station. It is completely automated and provides a totally enclosed unit to keep operators out of the work zone. Heat treating nickel-titanium in salt is advantageous because of the rapid heat-transfer rate required for shape setting of Nitinol components.