Canadian commercial heat treater Thermetco, located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, has expanded their heat treatment production capability with the purchase of a new AFC-Holcroft UBQ (Universal Batch Quench) furnace and a UBT (Universal Batch Temper) furnace.
The equipment will be used for general heat treating and offers the capability of providing metallurgical processes such as carburizing, carbonitriding, annealing, tempering, stress relieving, and other processes. AFC-Holcroft UBQ batch furnace equipment is designed to not only encompass a wide range of metallurgical processes, but thru its modularity and expandability, offers flexibility in production capability as needs change.
Thermetco is the largest commercial heat treater in Quebec, offering several different heat-treating processes, with well-known customers in the automotive, aerospace, energy and petrochemical industries.
“The Thermetco team has a history of building thermal processing equipment in the past and were able to quickly identify many of the key factors that make the UBQ an industry leader, including recovery rates, maintainability, Batchmaster™ controls, Remote Diagnostics™, energy saving high/low endo flow, multiple speed quench, etc.”, states Tracy Dougherty, Sales Manager at AFC-Holcroft. “This order marks the first purchase of AFC-Holcroft equipment by Thermetco. We’re very excited about the opportunity to be a part of the Thermetco expansion plans.”
Delivery took place in the first quarter of 2018. The equipment was installed and commissioned at the company’s newly built manufacturing facility in Chateauguay (suburb of Montreal).
Founded in 1982, Thermetco began operations in stress relief treatments. Since then, they’ve made it their priority to build a team of professionals who can master the latest and most sophisticated heat-treating technologies.
Today, Thermetco is recognized as a leader in heat-treating throughout the metallurgical industry, and offers services in the following applications:
• Heat treating
• Non-destructive testing (NDT)
• Metallurgical testing services
• Consulting services and training
For more information on Thermetco: www.themetco.com
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.