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April 2019


Principles of pyrometry

Regarding comprehension, on a scale of 1 to 10, AMS2750E is about a 12. Practically speaking, when an engineer, quality person, or operator picks up a specification, they select that specification because they know what to expect. In other words, if they are heat-treating martensitic corrosion-resistant steel parts, they will choose AMS2759 and AMS2759/5 because […]
Jason Schulze

The versatility of the pit furnace

Top-loading furnaces, commonly referred to as pit furnaces, have played a major role in the heating treating landscape for the last century or longer. They also perform the widest range of thermal processes compared to other heat-treating furnace designs and configurations. The following overview presents the various processes and reasons why a pit-type furnace would […]
Bill St. Thomas


Tenova wins another order in aluminum strip processing line by Henan Tongren

Henan Tongren Aluminium Co. Ltd, gave Tenova a contract for a continuous annealing and chemical pretreatment line for processing strip coils for the aluminum market. Henan Tongren Aluminium Co. Ltd is a Chinese manufacturer specializing in the production of aluminum products. Tenova is a company of the Techint Group specializing in innovative solutions for the […]
April 24, 2019

TPS ships five Blue M ovens to automotive manufacturer

Thermal Product Solutions, a global manufacturer of thermal-processing equipment, announced the shipment of five Blue M standard mechanical convection ovens to a global manufacturer of automotive parts. These Blue M industrial ovens have temperature ranges of 15°C above ambient to 350°C. The interior work chamber dimensions are 20” W x 18” D x 20” H. […]
April 15, 2019

Messer brings gases expertise to Americas

Messer Group and CVC Capital Partners Fund VII recently announced the completion of the planned acquisition of certain businesses in North and South America from Linde plc, launching a new name in the Americas market. Messer Americas offers largely the same products, services and people customers have come to know and trust. Together with Messer […]
April 15, 2019

Seco/Warwick rotary retort furnace proves a success in 2018

The rotary retort technology is designed to produce consistently superior quench hardening performance that is required for fast, economical, uniform heat treating of small parts. It provides the process flexibility to be used for either single or multi-application production. Ideal applications for the Seco/Warwick rotary retort furnace include quench hardening, tempering, and annealing — in […]
April 15, 2019

Wisconsin Oven ships curing oven to global manufacturer

Wisconsin Oven Corporation announced the shipment of a 2-Zone indirect gas-fired heavy-duty walk-in oven to a global manufacturer in the composite industry. Wisconsin Oven announced that this project passed the stringent temperature uniformity requirements to meet BAC 5621 Class 1 Furnaces and Instrumentation Type D specifications. The composite curing oven has a maximum operating temperature […]
April 15, 2019

U.S.-based fastener manufacturer buys AFC-Holcroft furnace

A Midwestern facility of a U.S.-based leader in the manufacture of safety-critical fasteners and assembly solutions has purchased a new MB48-120 mesh belt furnace from AFC-Holcroft. The new equipment will replace an older AFC-Holcroft installation. The new mesh belt furnace will integrate with existing companion equipment such as a loading system, pre- and post-wash systems, […]
April 15, 2019

Aluminum manufacturer adds Seco technology

According to the Aluminum Association, the official U.S. trade group, the aluminum industry generates nearly $71 billion a year in direct economic impact in the United States. When all suppliers and related business functions are taken into account, the industry drives $174 billion in economic impact — almost 1 percent of the country’s GDP. An […]
April 15, 2019

Seco/Warwick Group reports record order portfolio

The Seco/Warwick Group, one of the five largest manufacturers of equipment for the heat treatment of metals and vacuum metallurgy in the world, reports a record order portfolio of more than $105.3 million after three quarters of 2018. The Group’s sales in the first three quarters of 2018 increased by 10 percent compared to the […]
April 15, 2019

Grieve offers 550ºF floor-level cabinet oven

The Grieve No. 1030 is a 550ºF floor-level electric cabinet oven currently used for heating large gears at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 48” W x 48” D x 60” H. 40 KW are installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular elements to heat the oven chamber, while a 2,000 CFM, 2-HP recirculating blower […]
April 15, 2019

Wisconsin Oven ships heavy-duty walk-in oven

Wisconsin Oven Corporation announced the shipment of one natural gas fired heavy-duty walk-in series oven to a manufacturer in the composites industry. The heavy-duty walk-in oven has a maximum oven operating temperature of 500°F and chamber dimensions of 18′ wide x 18′ long x 10′ high. Guaranteed temperature uniformity of ±10°F at 365°F was documented […]
April 2, 2019

TPS ships two Gruenberg Class ‘A’ cabinet ovens

Thermal Product Solutions, a global manufacturer of thermal-processing equipment, has shipped two Gruenberg Class “A” cabinet ovens to the specialty filter industry. These Gruenberg industrial ovens have a maximum temperature rating of 82°C and work chamber dimensions of 36″ W x 36″ D x 36″ H. The Gruenberg cabinet ovens are constructed from a structural […]
April 2, 2019

PhoenixTM achieves UKAS ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for UK laboratory

Phoenix Temperature Measurement has recently obtained UKAS ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for its calibration laboratory in the UK (Laboratory Number 10560). The new accreditation strengthens the quality of after-sales service and calibration provided by PhoenixTM to support the comprehensive range of temperature data loggers offered. Such new in-house calibration facilities will provide customers with a quick, […]
April 2, 2019

Grieve offers cooling chamber for steel parts

The No. 807 is a cooling chamber from Grieve used for cooling oven trucks of steel parts at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions measure 84″ W x 96″ D x 72″ H. Features include: 7,000 CFM, 7 1/2 HP remote mounted exhaust blower to pull room air through load and exhaust Aluminized steel construction 1/4″ […]
April 2, 2019

Swiss corporation chooses Nitrex nitrocarburizing system for new facility

Swiss corporation Alu Menziken Extrusion AG chose a Nitrex nitrocarburizing system for its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility on a greenfield site in northwestern Romania. Alu Menziken Extrusion AG is a manufacturer of aluminum profiles and complex extrusion press products. Nitrex Metal delivered and installed a turnkey NX-815 nitrocarburizing system that incorporates the Nitreg®-C technology for treating […]
April 2, 2019