Canadian commercial heat treater Thermetco expanded its heat-treatment production capability with the purchase of an AFC-Holcroft UBQ (universal batch quench) furnace and a UBT (universal batch temper) furnace. The equipment, which was delivered in the first quarter of 2018, was installed and commissioned at Thermetco’s new manufacturing facility in Chateauguay, Quebec. The furnaces will be used for general heat treating and offer the capability of providing metallurgical processes such as carburizing, carbonitriding, annealing, tempering and stress relieving.

AFC-Holcroft’s UBQ furnace equipment, through its modularity and expandability, offers flexibility in production capability as needs change.

Thermetco serves customers in the automotive, aerospace, energy and petrochemical industries.