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.
Can-Eng Furnaces International Ltd. commissioned a continuous mesh-belt heat-treat system for the production of high-quality automotive fasteners in the Piedmont region of Italy. The high-volume fastener system features energy-efficient combustion and waste-heat recovery systems, atmosphere-controlled mesh-belt hardening system, oil quench, post-wash system, temper furnace, soluble oil system, bi-directional conveyor discharge and Can-Eng’s Level 2 SCADA system. The system was commissioned in the fourth quarter of 2018 and has exceeded the company’s performance expectations.
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.
United Process Controls (UPC) delivered an Atmosphere Engineering EndoFlex endothermic-gas generator to Jomarca, a fastener manufacturer in South America. The generator is intended for carburizing operations at the company’s Brazilian plant, which includes 10 large continuous rotary-retort furnaces that process over 2,200 tons of fasteners a month. The high-capacity generator was integrated into the plant’s existing gas-distribution system in the first quarter of 2018 and is supplying endothermic gas to all carburizing furnaces.
Can-Eng Furnaces International Ltd. was awarded a contract from a European company to design and supply a mesh-belt heat-treatment system with a production capacity of 4,000 pounds/hour of high-quality automotive fasteners.