Engineered Optimization Program

Have your process needs changed?
Is your thermal processing equipment showing its age?
Do you have new staff unfamiliar with the operation of heat treating equipment?

If you answered "yes" to any of the above, you should consider AFC-Holcroft's

Engineered Optimization Program

This program offers:

  • Modernization options for older pieces of equipment
  • Evaluation of current production and process cycles for opportunities to reduce operating costs and improve equipment reliability
  • Operator training and maintenance practice review to prevent downtime
  • Identification of key areas that could be sources of downtime
  • Review of failures to determine roof cause, and action plan to correct

Assuming just one intermittent problem on a high production furnace line, such as a mechanism jam on one piece of equipment:

Frequency:  1 x per week
Estimated time to resolve per occurrence:  30 minutes
Total lost production time per year as a result of an occurrence of this type:  Over 25 hours per year

Just 30 minutes of downtime saved per week results in the following estimated cost savings:

One (1) 3-Row Pusher Furnace, Processing 3000 pounds per hour 

3000 pounds per hour @ $0.30/pound = $900/hour
25 hours lost production @ $900/hour = $22,500 per year

One (1) 2-Row Pusher Furnace, Processing 1800 pounds per hour

1800 pounds per hour @ $0.30/pound = $540/hour
25 hours lost production @ $540/hour = = $13,500 per year

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