L&L Special Furnace Co. Inc. shipped a dual-chamber heat-treating furnace to a southeastern U.S. manufacturer of various items used in the production of heavy equipment and transportation devices. The box furnace will be used to heat treat the tooling used to manufacture these items. Its top chamber, which has an effective work zone of 16 inches wide x 16 inches high x 32 inches deep, is used to harden tool steels. Its bottom chamber, which has an effective work zone of 14 inches wide x 14 inches high x 32 inches deep, is used for tempering, stress relief and preheating.
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Gasbarre Furnace Group/J.L. Becker shipped a large-capacity gas-fired temper furnace to a specialty alloy manufacturer located in the northeast U.S. The furnace is designed to temper workloads after hardening. It is capable of processing workloads 32 feet wide x 6 feet long x 4 feet high that weigh up to 40,000 pounds. Temperature uniformity is achieved through five zones of heating, recirculation fans and a custom-designed baffling system. As a result, the furnace is capable of achieving ±10°F from 800°F to 1400°F.
Lucifer Furnaces delivered a large dual-chamber unit – a hardening furnace over a tempering oven – to a metal stamping manufacturer in the Midwest. The upper hardening chamber heats to 2300°F with 6.5 inches of multilayer insulation throughout the chamber. Heat is supplied through heavy-gauge, coil-wound wire elements in holders on the sides, back and door of the furnace. The lower-chamber tempering oven heats to a uniform 1200°F with a rear-mounted fan circulating air past the side-mounted heating elements.
L&L Special Furnace Co. Inc. supplied an electric box furnace to a Midwestern engine manufacturer that produces parts for large industrial engines, motors and steam generators. The furnace, which has an effective work zone of 22 inches wide x 18 inches high x 22 inches deep, is used for hardening and annealing of a range of components employed in equipment manufacturing. The unit includes a complete digital control system, over-temperature protection and a counterbalanced vertical door for ease of loading.
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.
Super Systems Inc. of Cincinnati, Ohio, completed a controls and software upgrade for JTEKT Corporation’s Koyo Bearings brand. The project will deliver more efficiencies through technology enhancements in the heat-treating operation at JTEKT’s Dahlonega, Ga., manufacturing facility. The scope of the investment includes all engineering, installation, controls and software for the company’s gas-fired hardening furnace line.
Laser Hard Inc., a partnership between commercial heat treater Peters’ Heat Treating and laser welder Phoenix Laser Solutions, invested in a mobile robot designed for targeted laser hardening and tempering of metal surfaces. The company, which held an open house at its Meadville, Pa., headquarters June 20, says it is the first production system of its kind in the United States.
Aero Gear, a manufacturer of gearbox assemblies for the global aerospace market, completed a 24,000-square-foot expansion of its Windsor, Conn., facility. The company’s processing is conducted within its climate-controlled, 69,000-square-foot facility and includes gear-processing capabilities such as low-pressure carburizing and hardening heat treatment, nondestructive testing, super finishing and balancing. The expansion included manufacturing space for several new programs.