Pusher Furnaces

Thermal Treatment System for High Volumes

AFC-Holcroft is the acknowledged leader in pusher furnace technology. Every AFC-Holcroft pusher furnace incorporates many unique and innovative features that were not only pioneered by AFC-Holcroft, but are found exclusively on AFC-Holcroft equipment. Our pusher furnace designs are often imitated but never duplicated.

Metallurgical Processes:

Annealing, Stress Relieving, Solution Treating and Aging

Types of Products:

Transmission and Axle Components, Drivetrain Components, Shafts, Castings, Forgings and Engine Components

Unique Features:

  • Ability to handle variable production rates and simultaneously process large numbers of different parts
  • Single row to six row designs for high production volumes
  • Single or multi-chamber design
  • Modular design for flexibility and ease of maintenance
  • Silicon carbide and high alumina segmented skid rails
  • "Alligator" outer door system for positive sealing and "fail-safe" operation
  • Captive chain tray transfer mechanism with sealed housing (horizontal or vertical)
  • Recirculating ball nut and screw pusher mechanism designed specifically for heavy loads
  • Automatic adjustment of main pusher stroke to compensate for thermal expansion and permanent tray growth
  • Roof, single-flow and AFC-Holcroft's patented dual-flow sidewall fan systems
  • Large diameter single-ended and U-type radiant tube systems mounted horizontally or vertically
  • Internal or external recuperators
  • Single or multiple quench systems (oil, water, polymer or molten salt)
  • Patented "upflow" or "uniflow" quench design available
  • Press quenching available
  • High pressure gas quenching available (10-20 bar nitrogen)
  • Pyro-Kleen preheat / pre-oxidizer
  • Available in a variety of control platforms providing total data monitoring, controlling, tracking and acquisition capability.