Heat Treating Division
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- Furnace #1 is a car-bottom design and is the largest furnace at our plant. It's immense size makes it one of the largest furnaces in North America.
This furnace can generate temperatures up to 2000°F for a wide range of heat treating processes. The total load capacity of this furnace is 400 tons, allowing a very large amount of material to be processed in one batch. Guillotine-style doors on each end give us the capability to treat loads longer than the 82 foot length of the furnace by processing products in two stages. Two furnace cars create greater efficiencies by allowing one load to be in the furnace while the other is being loaded with the next heat treating job. A 40,000 gallon water quench tank gives us the ability to quench a very wide range of large parts. Coupled with this furnace is a 100-ton crane, allowing extremely large loads to be maneuvered for heat treatment.
- Furnace #2 is a car-bottom design that generates the highest temperatures of any furnace at our plant - up to 2250°F.
The size of the furnace accommodates small to medium-sized components with a total load capacity of 75 tons. Coupled with this furnace are two 26,000 gallon tanks for quench and temper processes. One tank is filled with a polymer solution and one with water. Each tank is sized to accommodate up to a full furnace load. Each tank is temperature controlled and mechanically agitated to produce a highly uniform quench regardless of the size or geometry of the part being treated.
- Furnace #3 is a car-bottom unit, sized to accommodate small to medium-sized components.
This furnace can generate temperatures up to 1900°F for a wide range of heat treating applications. The total load capacity for this furnace is 25 tons. Coupled with this furnace is a 4,500 gallon polymer quench tank. The tank is temperature-controlled and mechanically agitated to create a highly uniform quench environment.
- Furnace #4 is different from our car-bottom units - the furnace chamber moves and the hearth and door remain stationary.
This design gives furnace #4 a very large load capacity - 440 tons - making it ideal for treating and air-quenching smaller, heavier items like foundry castings. Furnace #4 operates at a maximum temperature of 1800°F.
- Furnace #5 is a "top-hat" design - the furnace chamber moves on and off the hearth by lifting it with an overhead crane.
This furnace has a relatively small footprint and a load capacity of 100 tons, making it well-suited for small products. Furnace #5 is capable of reaching a maximum temperature of 1900°F. In order to maximize productivity, two hearths are used, so that one can be accessible to load, unload or let product air-quench while the furnace is heating products on the second hearth.