Nitrex Metal Inc. supplied a nitriding system to Hydro Extruded Solutions in Trzcianka, Poland, to address the company’s need for improved process performance and more accurate control of nitriding results. The nitriding system replaces a decommissioned nitrider that was phased out several years ago due to extrusion die failures and inconsistent metallurgical results. It includes Nitreg technology that helps optimize parameters for maximum efficiency and quality and increase die strength and extrusion throughput while reducing the possibility of potential die failures.
Wisconsin Oven Corp. shipped an electrically heated, Ferris-wheel batch oven to the aerospace industry. It will be used to cure epoxy resins and varnishes on assorted aerospace parts. The oven, which has a maximum operating temperature of 500°F, has work-chamber dimensions of 3 feet, 4 inches wide x 3 feet, 6 inches long x 3 feet, 6 inches high. When the configuration of the workload is such that it is capable of absorbing the heat, the heavy-duty unit has sufficient capability to heat 200 pounds of product to the company’s specified temperature range within two hours.
Platte River Equity announced the sale of its portfolio company PRV Metals LLC to Tinicum L.P., a New York-based private investment firm. Through its two operating subsidiaries, Sierra Alloys (Irwindale, Calif.) and TSI Titanium (Derry, Pa.), PRV Metals manufactures and supplies forged and rolled titanium, stainless steel products and other specialty alloys to the commercial aerospace, defense, medical, energy and industrial sectors. The company specializes in flat and round bar and plate products, and it performs in-house heat treating, hot rolling, forging, conditioning and machining.
Wisconsin Oven Corp. shipped a four-zone conveyor oven to a manufacturer in the oil-and-gas industry. The electrically heated oven has the capability to heat 25 parts per hour with a heating time of 48 minutes and a cooling time of 12 minutes. Each chamber in this four-zone oven has a maximum temperature rating of 752°F (400°C) and dimensions of 1 foot, 8 inches wide x 2 feet long x 6 inches high. According to Wisconsin Oven, the oven will be used to melt a high-temperature polymer into a U-shape ring that houses electronic components.
Aalberts N.V. reached an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Applied Process, which has three locations in the United States: Livonia, Mich.; Oshkosh, Wis.; and Fort Smith, Ark. Applied Process specializes in the austempering process, a heat-treatment technology to solve complex engineering problems. Most of the business is derived from engineering conversions, providing conceptual design and engineering assistance.
Premier/BeaverMatic recently manufactured and shipped spray/dunk washers from Premier’s new 40,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Farmington Hills, Mich. The equipment was delivered to an international aerospace firm in the southeastern U.S. The spray/dunk washers are designed to clean 1,250 pounds of heat-treated material using a full immersion oscillating dunk cycle, propeller agitation and a separate high-pressure, with solution, spray cycle. The washers are fabricated entirely of 304 stainless steel and include safety light curtains, powered access doors, electric heating, automatic water makeup, liquid level switches, extensive heat shielding and guarding to protect plant personnel from incidental contact with hot surfaces.
Can-Eng Furnaces International Ltd. was awarded a contract from a research organization for the supply of a rapid-heating furnace. It will be used for lightweight hot stamping and formed aluminum automotive component product development. This organization will integrate the furnace with existing equipment to support both automotive manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers throughout North America for the development of safety-critical lightweight structural components.
The U.S. department of SECO/WARWICK Group has been selected to relocate a very large controlled-atmosphere brazing (CAB) line for Cold Shot Chillers. The Houston, Texas-based company will use it to conduct in-house furnace brazing of heat exchangers. Built by SECO/WARWICK for another Houston-based OEM in 2005, the CAB line will be the first for Cold Shot Chillers. The Indexing CAB furnace has an overall load size of 48 inches wide x 100 inches long. SECO/WARWICK’s design allows the flexibility to produce a wide variety of sizes and types of heat exchangers on a daily basis. The Indexing solution allows a variety of parts to be brazed with no changes to the menus or furnace settings.
Check out the February 2020 issue of Industrial Heating, featuring an editorial on Nonferrous – Products and Their Processes, along with the Inspection and Maintenance Critical to Safe Fuel-Train Operation.