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:
  1. 36”x 48”x 36” (915mm x 1220mm x 915mm) 3500 lb /1600 kg capacity
  2. 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 +/-10°F
  • 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:
  1. Top cool chamber
  2. Top mounted jib crane
  3. Transfer car (single or double ended) (UBTC)
  4. Temper furnace (UBT)
  5. Washer (UBW)
  6. Scissors lift (USL)
  7. Stationary load table (UST)
  8. Fully automated system
  9. SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system
  10. EZ™ Endothermic Generator