Ipsen USA promoted Matt Clinite from Midwest regional sales owner to customer service sales manager. The position is new to Ipsen. Clinite will be responsible for building the Ipsen customer service sales team to provide the best in the industry aftermarket support for parts, engineered solutions and service.
Registration is open for IHEA’s Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating online learning course, which begins on April 15. The course is ideal for students who wish to further their studies at home or work in a flexible web-based, distance-learning format. It’s an affordable alternative to campus-based classes and allows students to go at their own pace.
Effective Feb. 1, Ipsen Group CEO Thorsten Krüger will move to the Advisory Board of the company, handing over global operational responsibilities to Geoffrey Somary, who has been appointed to CEO of Ipsen Group worldwide with the same effective date. Somary has held several senior positions within Ipsen since 2005. He has demonstrated the ability to bring together employees of different cultures in a way that delivers the best possible solutions to Ipsen customers.
SECO/WARWICK received an order for a vacuum heat-treatment and brazing system with high-pressure gas quench from Grupo TTT. The company, a provider of heat and surface treatments, will install the single-chamber furnace in its Bergara, Spain facility, where it will run a variety of processes. This is the fourth SECO/WARWICK system purchased by Grupo TTT, with an earlier installation in Europe and two systems currently in operation in Mexico. The system was selected because of its reputation for process flexibility.
Gasbarre Products Inc. (Gasbarre) launched a new website, www.gasbarre.com, with updated branding. As part of the rebranding initiative, and to more closely align with the end users of its products, Gasbarre has categorized its product offering into three business units: Powder Compaction Solutions, Thermal Processing Systems and Manufacturing Technologies.
How many hours per week do you work on average? How satisfied are you with certain elements of your job? What will be the biggest challenge for your company in the next 12 months? See how thermal-processing employees from across the country answered these questions and more.
Advanced Heat Treat Corp. (AHT) installed three new gas nitriding units at its corporate headquarters in Waterloo, Iowa. The investment doubles their gas nitriding capacity at this location and allows the company to expand its UltraGlow gas nitriding and UltraOx surface-treatment solutions. The three units vary in size, allowing for the accommodation of industries and applications including agriculture, automotive, construction, aerospace, firearms and oil and energy. One unit will be operational this month, and the additional two units will begin operation in February. AHT also plans to design and build an additional unit later this year.
Solar Atmospheres Inc. filed a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (application number 15/999,873) for a high-pressure, rapid gas-quenching vacuum furnace utilizing an isolation transformer in the blower motor power system. The gas quench with a 600-HP motor operates at 460 volts in argon gas utilizing a double-wound electrical isolation transformer, primary winding 1:1 to the secondary winding, with a variable-speed drive and solid-state electrical spike protection for motor arc suppression.
Service Heat Treating, a commercial heat-treating company located in Milwaukee, Wis., has developed an alternative heat-treatment process known as WearAllthat has shown to provide better wear resistance than carbonitriding for a number of critical-service components.