AFC-Holcroft supplied a complete UBH line to Amsted Rail, a Chicago-based global leader in fully integrated freight-car systems for the heavy-haul rail market, to meet a growing need for additional heat-treatment capacity. The line includes a batch-style carburizing furnace, two expansion modules to increase endothermic-gas generator output, a rotary-hearth reheat furnace for press quenching and a continuous integrated parts washer and temper furnace. The equipment is scheduled to ship to a joint-venture facility in Eastern Europe in the third quarter of 2018.
The batch furnace has an effective load size of 72 inches x 72 inches x 56 inches with a gross load capacity of 13,000 pounds.
Amsted Rail operates facilities spanning 40 locations across 10 countries and six continents.