AFC-Holcroft received an order from a Midwestern facility of a U.S.-based manufacturer of safety-critical fasteners and assembly solutions for a mesh-belt furnace. The new equipment will replace an older AFC-Holcroft installation. The furnace, which will be used in the production of metal fasteners, will integrate with existing companion equipment including a loading system, pre- and post-wash systems, oil quench and temper furnace.

Delivery and start-up of the new equipment are expected in the first quarter of 2019. AFC-Holcroft mesh-belt lines can be customized with a variety of options, including oil and salt quenching. These systems also include the energy-saving technologies to reduce atmosphere and gas consumption.