Can-Eng Furnaces International Ltd. has been contracted to design and commission a large-capacity fastener hardening system for a Tier 1 automotive supplier based in Detroit, Mich. The system closely integrates a computerized part-tracking and metering system, pre-washer, mesh-belt hardening furnace, oil-quench system, post-washer, temper furnace, soluble oil system, endothermic-gas generator and level 2 automation system. It is engineered to produce at a rated capacity of 6,000 pounds (2,700 kg) per hour.

The system will support capacity increases for this fastener manufacturing company, which offers heat-treating, wire-processing, coating and packaging services. This project is currently being processed through manufacturing and is scheduled for commissioning in the first quarter of 2019.