A large stamping manufacturer has ordered a mesh belt austempering furnace system from AFC-Holcroft. This is the 5th AFC-Holcroft austemper furnace line at the facility.
The system will be used for the austempering of metal stampings, and consists of a mesh belt austempering furnace with integral salt quench tank, a conveyorized wash/rinse tank, and an endothermic gas generator to serve the line. In addition, the line will include AFC-Holcroft’s BeltMaster™ System for monitoring and controlling the furnace line.
The hardening furnace will be reinforced with a free standing structural steel support frame so that an excavated pit is not required for the salt quench tank. The salt quench tank will include a secondary containment tank.
Delivery of the line will be second quarter of 2015.
AFC-Holcroft is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of heat treating furnaces. The legacy companies that comprise AFC-Holcroft have a combined 225+ years of thermal processing experience. The company manufactures turn-key heat treating systems for applications including commercial heat treating, bearings, automotive, aerospace, mining, military, aluminum heat treatment, gear manufacturing, fastener manufacturing, and alternative energy industries.
AFC-Holcroft, headquartered in the United States, has a global reach with direct sales coverage in North America and worldwide, while AFC-Holcroft Europe serves major industrial markets in Germany, France, and other European locations. AFC-Holcroft’s Asian Operations manages partners in China, India, South Korea, and other countries in the region, and the company also extends into markets in Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Poland, Russia, and Spain, through relationships with partners, many of whom have manufacturing capability.