Poland’s Remix delivered a horizontal high-pressure vacuum furnace to P&L Heat Treating Inc. of Youngstown, Ohio. The furnace will enhance P&L Heat Treating’s production capabilities in the heat treatment of aluminum extrusion dies, forging dies used in the automotive industry, and parts for the aviation and nuclear industries. The unit’s internal size of 36 x 36 x 48 inches (910 x 910 x 1,220 mm) is ideal for various-sized dies, punches and forming rolls.

The furnace’s four-zone system of cooling nozzles facilitates precise control of cooling gases into the work zone. This allows optimized positive-pressure quenching of all load sizes by providing a directed gas stream directly where it is needed, which results in uniform hardening of metals and lower gas consumption.