Universal Batch Quench (UBQ)

Metallurgical Processes:

Carburizing, Carbonitriding, Neutral Hardening, Ferritic Nitrocarburizing, Normalizing, Annealing, Spheroidize Annealing and Stress Relieving

Types of Products:

Drive and Axle Components, Transmission Components, Shafts, Fasteners, Bearing Components, Gears, Castings, Forgings and Precision Machined Components

Unique Features:

  • Available stock sizes:
    • 36”x 48”x 36” (915mm x 1220mm x 915mm) 3500 lb /1600 kg capacity
    • 36”x 72”x 36” (915mm x 1830mm x 915mm) 6000 lb /2730 kg capacity
  • Normal operating temperature of 1450 – 1750°F (790°C - 955°C) with a maximum of 2000° F (1100°C)
  • Excellent temperature uniformity
  • Gas or electric options
  • Ratio of system surface area to work surface area provides superior recovery rates
  • Top, side and bottom heating (11.75” /300 mm clearance between the bottom of the load and the floor)
  • 8”(203 mm) diameter radiant U-tubes with AFC-Holcroft’s In-Situ recuperators
  • Bung mounted vertical U-tubes for ease of removal and replacement
  • Robust stiff chain rear handler with cast push / pull head
  • Bung mounted air cooled fan
  • Pneumatic quench elevator with specially designed corner guides to provide smooth motion and trouble-free operation
  • Ratio of load to quenchant is 1 lb to 1 gallon (.45kg/3.78 liter)
  • Vertically mounted variable speed propeller type agitators
  • Patented “upflow” quench agitation system
  • Standard access ladder and catwalk for ease of maintenance
  • Batchmaster II operating system to provide operational control, standard recipes and recipe management
  • Some of the available options include:
    • Top cool chamber
    • Top mounted jib crane
    • Transfer car (single or double ended) (UBTC)
    • Temper furnace (UBT)
    • Washer (UBW)
    • Scissors lift (USL)
    • Stationary load table (UST)
    • Fully automated system
    • SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system
    • EZ™ Endothermic Generator




AFC-Holcroft World Headquarters

49630 Pontiac Trail 
Wixom, MI 48393 USA 
Ph. 248-624-8191

AFC-Holcroft Europe

Plac Wolści 5 Mailbox 56
66-200 Świebodzin
Ph. +48 68 41 61 776


AFC-Holcroft Asian Operations

Unit 1912-1913, Founder Tower
No. 1122 Xin Jin Qiao Road
Pudong, Shanghai 201206, P. R. China
Ph. +86 21 5899 9100