The Internet of Things (IoT) has moved from nice to have to operationally critical. Using IoT to automate tasks can improve workforce efficiency, better utilize assets and predict possible failures before they disrupt operations. Yet some organizations face missing out on these IoT benefits because they are unable to on-board tools that help action IoT data.
United Process Controls Inc. (UPC) plans to relocate its U.S. headquarters from West Chester, Ohio, to Oak Creek, Wis., in December. The relocation is the second phase of the company’s initiative to unify its U.S. operations to one centralized location. UPC completed the first phase earlier this year, which saw its two Wisconsin facilities come together under a larger facility in Oak Creek. The 30,000-square-foot plant accommodates the flow controls business and will provide additional manufacturing space for the company’s product lines. It will also house an expanded laboratory as well as engineering, manufacturing, sales and service personnel.
Ferritic-nitrocarburizing (FNC) processing is becoming a more common alternative to coating processes that require improved mechanical properties and resistance to corrosion, often on plain-carbon and low-alloy steels.
In multiple-burner installations on industrial ovens and furnaces, pulse-firing techniques can improve temperature uniformity, reduce emissions and cut overall fuel costs. Is it right for your process?
The HC Series is a standard set of rotary furnaces that are configured to order and available in a number of variations, dependent on specifications for temperature, tube length, heated length, diameter and number of zones.
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.
The March 2019 issue of Industrial Heating includes an editorial piece on the most viewed heat and corrosion resistant materials articles. Other features include "The Intersection of 3D Printing and Machine Learning", "Generating Hydrogen for Thermal Processing and Coatings", and much more.