mayo 14, 2018


Peters’ Heat Treating, Inc., headquartered in Meadville, Pennsylvania (USA), has invested in a new UBQ (Universal Batch Quench) integral quench furnace and two 1400°F gas fired UBT temper furnaces for their headquarters facility. This new furnace equipment will be integrated into an existing complete UBQ furnace line purchased previously from AFC-Holcroft, and adds an additional 3,500 pound gross load capacity to the existing line. They have also invested in a new 1400°F gas fired UBT temper furnace for their McKean, Pennsylvania facility.

Peters’ Heat Treating has made significant investments in furnace technology to expand their production capability and gain entry into new markets. In 2014, Peters’ Heat Treating became first-time customers of AFC-Holcroft, and have gone on to make additional investments in AFC-Holcroft equipment in subsequent years.

“This investment shows the continued commitment by Peters‘ Heat Treating to invest in the latest technology and we’re excited to be a part of it,” said Tracy Dougherty, Sales Manager at AFC-Holcroft.

This latest UBQ furnace will interface with existing tempering furnaces, spray-dunk washer, automated transfer car and an EZ™ Series endothermic gas generator and other companion equipment and offers the flexibility to heat treat a wide range of parts and a number of metallurgical processes.

About Peters’ Heat Treating, Inc.:

Since 1979 and now into the second generation, Peters’ Heat Treating, Inc. has been one of the leaders in the precision parts heat treating industry. Located in Northwestern Pennsylvania, Peters’ Heat Treating has three locations servicing the tri-state region. Peters’ Heat Treating has been historically known for their specialization in vacuum heat treating; however, with the AFC-Holcroft equipment expansion, Peters’ has dramatically increased their capacity for oil hardening and carburizing. Processing capabilities include: vacuum processing, neutral hardening, carburizing, gas nitriding, cryogenics, annealing, stress relieving, black oxide coating, induction processing, sandblasting, integrated straightening and metallurgical testing.


About AFC-Holcroft:

Founded in 1916, AFC-Holcroft, is one of the US market leaders in the production of industrial furnace equipment for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The company manufactures turn-key heat treating systems for applications including commercial heat treating, bearings, automotive, aerospace, mining, aluminum heat treatment, gear manufacturing, fastener manufacturing, and alternative energy industries.

Member of the Aichelin Group since 2016 and headquartered in Wixom, Michigan, AFC-Holcroft operates its own subsidiaries in China and Switzerland and has a global presence through a network of partners located in Australia, Brasil, China, India, Mexico, Poland and Spain.

About AICHELIN Holding:

The AICHELIN Group, as part of the BERNDORF Group of companies, is a manufacturer of industrial furnace equipment for different industry segments and provider of after-sale services. AICHELIN Group also operates in the field of induction heating and in the manufacturing of industrial gas burner systems. The group’s production sites are located in Austria, Germany, France, Slovenia, the US, China, and India. Altogether, the AICHELIN Group has 1,100 employees worldwide and ranges among the largest producers of heat treatment plants globally.

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