Super Systems Inc. completed major upgrades to the heat-treating assets at Milacron LLC in Mt. Orab, Ohio. Included in the scope of work were new control cabinets, atmosphere flow panels, SCADA software and a new ammonia dissociator. Equipment addressed as part of the upgrade included two pit nitriders, two pit tempers, one pit carburizer, one integral-quench furnace, one batch temper and one oil quench.
Delta H Technologies delivered a dual-chamber aerospace heat-treating furnace system to the United States Air Force’s Kunsan Air Base in South Korea. The highly specialized furnaces will provide heat-treating capacity for military aircraft while adhering to the strict calibration and record standards of the Armed Forces. The furnace is designed exclusively to comply with aerospace and military pyrometry standards AMS 2750E and USAF/NAVAIR Technical Order 1-1A-9. With this technology, all aviation-grade metals such as aluminum, stainless steel, titanium and ferrous alloys can be rapidly heat treated in a single system. This minimizes downtime for mission-critical aircraft.
Lindberg/MPH shipped a four-chamber hot-stamping furnace to the Gestamp Research and Development facility in Auburn Hills, Mich. Gestamp is an international corporation that designs, develops and manufactures metal automotive components. The electrically heated furnace has one stack of three high-heat chambers and one low-heat chamber. The maximum temperature rating of the high-heat chambers is 1922°F (1050°C), and the low heat chamber has a maximum temperature rating of 1004°F (540°C). Each furnace chamber has load space dimensions of 36 inches wide x 30 inches deep x 8 inches high.
Registration is now open for IHEA’s Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating Online Learning Course, which begins Oct. 7. Students will learn the basics of heat transfer, fuels and combustion, energy use, furnace design, refractories, automatic control and atmospheres as applied to industrial process heating.
Four Plants and 64 Million Pounds of Monthly Capacity
August 5, 2019
What started with one furnace in one plant is now four plants, over 270,000 square feet of space and 64 million pounds of monthly capacity. So is the story of Heat Treating Services Corporation of America (HTS).
Accurate Brazing, a full-service provider of specialized heat-treating solutions, will add hot isostatic pressing to its thermal-processing capabilities with the installation of a hot isostatic press (HIP) from Quintus Technologies. The press is equipped with Quintus’ proprietary uniform rapid cooling (URC), a feature that combines HIP and heat treatment in a single process and improves material properties of parts designed for mission-critical applications. It will be installed in Accurate Brazing’s recently opened facility in Greenville, S.C.
Solar Manufacturing shipped a horizontal front-loading vacuum furnace to Georgia Southern University (GSU) in Statesboro, Ga. GSU will be using the furnace primarily for vacuum thermal-processing research and development of various iron-based alloys, including additive-manufactured parts. The furnace includes a graphite-shielded hot zone and heating elements. It has a work-zone size of 12 inches wide x 12 inches high x 18 inches deep and a weight capacity of 250 pounds (114 kg).
Tenova, a company of the Techint Group, concluded the selling process of the HTC Group, which includes IVA Schmetz (Germany), Mahler (Germany), Fours Industriels B.M.I. (France) and IVA Schmetz Industrial Furnaces (China). All four companies specialize in advanced technologies for heat-treatment processes for components. The purchasers are Qizhi GmbH and Shanghai Qizhi Information Technologies Co. Ltd., both members of Ningbo Qijing Holding Co. Ltd.
SECO/VACUUM, a SECO/WARWICK Group company, received an order for a high-volume nitrocarburizing furnace serving a major automaker via a tier-one supplier. The horizontal retort furnace is designed for precision nitriding capability and productivity. It will allow the company to produce, in North America, a significant number of parts used by automotive suppliers and will be integral to a larger investment in the firm’s component manufacturing operations. In addition to ferritic nitrocarburizing (FNC), the furnace can also provide clean stress-relief processing.
Check out the November 2019 issue of Industrial Heating, featuring the Most-Viewed Vacuum/Surface Treating Articles, "Bringing Machine Learning to Nonmetallic Inclusions in Steelmaking", "The Overlooked Efficiency Opportunity: Intelligent Process Cooling", and much more.