Praxair Inc. and United Process Controls (UPC), a provider of industrial furnace controls and process automation solutions, announced a collaboration that combines the core competencies of each company into a comprehensive offering for heat-treatment customers. The combined capabilities of the two companies will bring more end-to-end technologies for a broad spectrum of batch and continuous heat-treating processes such as carburizing, carbonitriding, neutral hardening, annealing, gas quenching and heat-treatment applications under vacuum.

Customers will have access to Praxair’s gases, application technologies and supply systems, along with UPC’s portfolio of specialized industrial flow-measurement and atmosphere-control products. This collaboration continues the long-standing relationship between Praxair and Atmosphere Engineering Company, which is now a member of UPC.