Peters’ Heat Treating Inc. recently earned Nadcap certificates in Heat Treating and AC7004 Aerospace Quality Management System at its Meadville, Pa., facility. The company is focused on continuing to improve its processes and services in order to service all customer needs. Nadcap provides a standardized approach to quality assurance for the aerospace industry. Accredited companies must have a stringent quality system in place and be able to pass annual audits to keep the certifications active.
L&L Special Furnace Co. received an order for a medium-sized, floor-standing box furnace that will be used for annealing gun barrels for rifles. This is the second furnace supplied to a Midwest manufacturer of custom firearms and rifles. The furnace has an effective work zone of 34 inches wide x 30 inches high x 32 inches deep. It is designed for use with inert blanketing gas for atmosphere control to minimize surface decarb.
L&L Special Furnace Co. Inc. shipped a dual-chamber heat-treating and temper furnace, along with an oil-quench tank, to an eastern European ammunition manufacturer. The equipment will play a supportive role in keeping key production equipment online along with thermal processing of munitions projectiles. The furnace has two chambers: the top chamber is rated to 2350°F and is used for heat treating various steels and other nonferrous materials; the bottom chamber is rated for 1250°F and includes a recirculation fan and baffle for tempering, stress relief or preheating.
SECO/VACUUM (SVT), a SECO/WARWICK Group company, received an order for a pit gas-nitriding furnace from a North American manufacturer. According to SECO/WARWICK, this will be one of the largest pit furnaces it has ever built. The North American company chose SVT because of its experience in gas nitriding and ferritic nitrocarburizing process development.
While not his first invention, the hammer – and in particular the hammer head – has helped man expand his universe like no other invention until the advent of the personal computer. Through the centuries, the hammer head has kept up with the times, evolving from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age to the Iron Age and through the Industrial Revolution (the Steel Age).
Lucifer Furnaces built and shipped a dual-chamber furnace to a company in the Midwest that will use it to heat treat small tool-steel parts in-house in a timely manner. The Red Devil furnace has working dimensions of 12 inches high x 14 inches wide x 18 inches long in both upper and lower chambers. The upper hardening chamber is rated up to 2200°F (1205°C), while the lower convection oven tempers up to 1200°F (650°C). This unit was customized with a programmable controller with an over-temperature safety system for the upper chamber and a seven-day timer with alarm for audible event notification.
Here is a complete list of all the feature articles – by topic – that appeared in Industrial Heating in 2020. The month each article appeared in is included. All articles are hyperlinked for your convenience.
Lindberg/MPH shipped two gas-fired hardening and tempering furnaces to the manufacturing industry. The large-capacity box furnaces will be used for the normalizing, austenitizing and tempering of forged components. The furnaces can accept a maximum load measuring 6 feet wide x 6 feet deep x 6 feet high, and the actual chamber is larger to provide clearance for parts. The outer-shell sidewalls and floor are constructed from 3/16-inch steel plate. The lining is ceramic-fiber modules that store low amounts of heat and have superior insulating qualities to provide maximum fuel efficiency.
Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems opened a 7,700-square-foot technical center in Livonia, Mich. The Livonia technical center will house engineering, sales and service personnel. Gasbarre is currently in the process of installing atmosphere and vacuum processing equipment to support product development, customer trials and demonstrations. With locations in Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Michigan, the addition of the technical center allows Gasbarre to have qualified personnel to support the large customer base in the Midwest region.