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RAAL orders third Seco/Warwick CAB line

RAAL S.C., a manufacturer of automotive parts, has ordered Seco/Warwick’s continuous controlled atmosphere brazing line for battery coolers for their maximum life and optimum performance. This is the third such line from Seco/Warwick with which RAAL decided to equip its facility within the...

April 9, 2018

Ovako launches its digital heat-treatment guide

Ovako, a leading producer of engineering steel, has launched its Heat Treatment Guide, the first digital tool on the market to enable customers to calculate the mechanical properties of a selected steel after heat-treatment. This will save customers time and money by offering a digital alternative...

April 9, 2018

Longtime Grieve president Pat Calabrese dies

The entire Grieve Corporation family mourns the loss of its longtime president, P.J. “Pat” Calabrese, who died on February 17, 2018, in Lake Forest, Illinois, at the age of 90. Pat was the president of Grieve, a world leader in industrial ovens and furnaces, from 1958 until his...

April 9, 2018

Premier/BeaverMatic manufactures, installs another IQF furnace line

A major manufacturer and supplier for oilfield logistics services has expanded to a new facility located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Premier/BeaverMatic will provide heat-treating equipment for the many high-quality parts and components necessary. This company is expanding its...

April 3, 2018

25 Years of MVD treatment on thermowells

Thermocouple Technology in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, is celebrating 25 years of the product MVD Tungsten Carbide Treatment for thermowells, protection tubes, and other critical components.   The product is a MVD Tungsten Carbide Treatment that is used to create a stronger, longer-lasting...

March 16, 2018

Wisconsin Oven ships quench system to aluminum supplier

Wisconsin Oven Corporation shipped two electrically heated standard horizontal quench systems to an aluminum manufacturer. The systems are designed for the solution treatment of aluminum. Each of the horizontal quench systems are designed to heat 1,000 pounds of aluminum to a 950°F operating...

March 16, 2018

350°F electrically heated cabinet oven from Grieve

Grieve Corporation oven No. 890 is a 350°F (177°C), electrically heated cabinet oven, currently used for heating tubular aluminum parts at the customer’s facility. Grieve oven No. 890 is currently used for heating tubular aluminum parts at the customer’s facility....

March 16, 2018

Ipsen builds custom furnace that quenches with 1,000 HP

Ipsen recently designed and built a vertical, high-pressure quenching furnace, complete with twin cooling systems and a work volume of 350 cubic feet. During the testing phase, the furnace quenched with 1,000 horsepower (0.75 megawatts) – a remarkable achievement that began as an idea just...

March 16, 2018

Seco/Vacuum is defense industry technology provider

Seco/Vacuum Technologies (SVT), a Seco/Warwick Group company, has secured orders for two vacuum brazing furnace systems from two separate North American defense contractors. The solutions, scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2018, are SVT’s signature Vector® advanced...

March 16, 2018

Solar Atmospheres of California facility expansion complete

Solar Atmospheres of California (SCA) is pleased to announce the completion of its most recent facility expansion. The new expansion allows SCA to double its current heat-treating capacity on the West coast while continually striving to meet the needs of an ever-growing customer base. Project...

March 16, 2018

Bodycote Swedish site earns Nadcap HIP accreditation

Bodycote, the world’s largest provider of heat-treatment and specialist thermal processing services, is pleased to announce that its Surahammar, Sweden, Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) location has earned its Nadcap accreditation. The Surahammar site has been producing Powdermet® Near Net...

March 16, 2018

Seco/Warwick goes with Microsoft cloud

Seco/Warwick, a global leader in metal heat-processing solutions, goes digital with the cloud-based Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations system. The management chose to implement Microsoft’s solution to provide the best security and efficiency for the enterprise. In constant...

March 16, 2018

Continued year-over-year growth for Lindberg/MPH in 2017

Lindberg/MPH has experienced steady growth year after year, and 2017 was no exception. At the beginning of the year, Lindberg/MPH invested in the future by purchasing an Emrak Press Brake and Hydraulic Swing Beam Shear to maximize their production capabilities. These equipment investments were key...

March 16, 2018

Ipsen USA finishes fourth quarter of 2017 strong

With a strong fourth-quarter finish, Ipsen USA continues to provide heat-treating solutions to customers worldwide. Recently, 15 furnaces shipped to eight states in the United States, as well as Asia and Europe, to support customers in additive manufacturing, aerospace, commercial heat treating,...

March 16, 2018

New year, new services added to Solar Atmospheres

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA has expanded its wings by adding another type of mechanical testing to its repertoire: tensile testing. Tensile tests are essential in determining and understanding the ultimate strengths of materials. Currently, many aerospace specifications demand at least one...

March 16, 2018

GKN confirms plans for sale of Powder Metallurgy business

GKN plc has confirmed that it will look to divest GKN Powder Metallurgy, comprising GKN Sinter Metals and Hoeganaes, within the next 12-18 months as part of its new business strategy to transform the company, including the sale of non-core segments. The new strategy announcement comes in...

March 8, 2018

New apps for E1500 portable emissions analyzer

The E1500 hand-held combustion emissions analyzer by E Instruments International is a new, rugged unit with the ability to measure CO & O2 from high efficiency and condensing boilers, burners, engines, turbines, kilns, furnaces, incinerators and other industrial combustion...

March 8, 2018

Mazak to showcase Hybrid Multi-Tasking at RAPID + TCT

Mazak will present the company’s HYBRID approach to additive manufacturing at this year’s RAPID + TCT Conference and Expo April 23–26 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas. At the event, in booth 2004, Mazak engineers will demonstrate how the Mazak...

March 8, 2018

IHEA Events

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association recently announced several events. They include: Powder Coating and Curing Seminar, February 20 and 21: Alabama Power in Calera, Alabama. This seminar is presented by the Chemical Coaters Association and the IHEA IRED Division. IHEA Annual Meeting,...

February 12, 2018

Upcoming IHEA events

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association recently announced several events. They include: Powder Coating and Curing Seminar, February 20 and 21: Alabama Power in Calera, Alabama. This seminar is presented by the Chemical Coaters Association and the IHEA IRED Division. IHEA Annual Meeting,...

January 29, 2018

Industry welcomes concept of new trade fair with CastForge

A meeting of interested parties in Stuttgart provided valuable ideas as Messe Stuttgart presented the concept of CastForge, the new trade fair for castings and forgings as well as their machining, to interested companies within the framework of several rounds of talks. There was good feedback from...

January 19, 2018

Conrad Kacsik delivers cost-effective control panel retrofit

The thought of replacing costly systems on industrial furnaces can be daunting. Capital expenses can easily reach into the millions, and aging equipment is often made obsolete by process changes or lack of manufacturer support. Allied Machine & Engineering (AMEC) of Dover, Ohio, a manufacturer...

January 19, 2018

Ipsen announces 2018 schedule for heat-treatment training

Ipsen will host another series of Ipsen U classes throughout 2018. Designed to teach heat-treatment fundamentals while also sharing best practices and new methods, Ipsen U is a three-day course where attendees can gain hands-on experience. Courses are available April 3-5, June 5-7, August 7-9, and...

January 19, 2018

Lindberg/MPH Ships hot stamping furnace to automotive supplier

Lindberg/MPH announced the shipment of an electrically heated three-chamber batch furnace to an automotive supplier. This multiple chamber furnace system will be used to preheat steel blanks to be used for hot stamping structural automotive components. The usage of multiple independent chambers...

January 19, 2018

500° F special cabinet oven from Grieve

No. 994 is a 500°F (260°C) special cabinet oven from Grieve, currently used for heating the end of long parts at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven are a tapered 10” at front and 20” at rear wide x 20” deep x 21” high. 9KW are installed...

January 19, 2018

Gruenberg Oven reports steady growth in 2017

2017 was a strong year for Gruenberg Oven, a division of TPS, in the pharmaceutical, medical, and lab animal science industries. Gruenberg has seen a steady increase in sales to the pharmaceutical industry of pharmaceutical sterilizers and granulation dryers used for drug manufacturing....

January 19, 2018

U.S. launch for specialty cordierite ceramics

IPS Ceramics USA has announced that one of the brand-new lines being launched at Ceramics Expo 2018 (May 1-3, 2018, Cleveland, Ohio) will feature two types of cordierite ceramic. Cordierite ceramics are well known for their exceptional resistance to thermal shock. They are often used for...

January 19, 2018

Lindberg/MPH ships 1,200° C tube furnace

Lindberg/MPH announced the shipment of a 1,200° C single zone tube furnace to a manufacturer of electronic components. The 1,200° C tube furnace offers exceptional radial and linear temperature uniformity, process repeatability, rapid heat-up and response, and requires minimal maintenance....

January 19, 2018

Ipsen granted U.S. patent for advanced loader design

Ipsen was recently awarded U.S. Patent No. 9,719,149 B2 for the development of a new load transport mechanism that can move a load within a multi-station heat-treating system. Chief Engineer Craig Moller, Director of Engineering and Supply Chain Kevin Woerner, and Dr. W. Hendrik Grobler — the...

January 19, 2018

Nutec Bickley acquires Olson Industries

Nutec Bickley (Monterrey, Mexico), the international leader in the design and manufacture of innovative and efficient industrial furnaces, ovens, ceramic kilns, and combustion systems, recently announced the key asset acquisition of Olson Industries (Burgettstown, PA, USA). This major move will...

January 19, 2018

Intercoat®Chemguard is a new type of corrosion protection

Permanent corrosion protection is more effective and less expensive than standard heavy-zinc galvanize. A leading coil coater and manufacturer of proprietary coating chemistries has recently introduced InterCoat®ChemGuard, a new type of corrosion protection for galvanized steel. InterCoat...

January 19, 2018

Ceramaterials adds Industrial Furnace Specialties

Ceramaterials recently announced the signing of its newest representative, Industrial Furnace Specialties (IFS) providing coverage for Texas and the bordering states of Louisiana and Oklahoma. IFS is a family-owned business out of Justin, Texas, started 13 years ago by owner and founder Randy...

January 19, 2018

UPC Pro app designed as heat-treater’s reference guide

UPC Pro is a go-to app for calculations relating to alloy factor, carbon/oxygen, endo generator, nitriding, nitrogen-methanol, resistance thermometers, shim test, thermocouple conversion, and Waukee Flo-meter. The app is intended to serve as a reference in the course of a heat-treater’s daily...

January 19, 2018

Wisconsin Oven Ships Sand Core Drying Ovens To The Foundry Industry

Wisconsin Oven Corporation shipped two natural gas fired Enhanced Duty Walk-In Series Ovens to the foundry industry. The batch ovens will dry sand cores used in the casting process of a variety of parts. Each of the work chamber dimensions of these sand core dryers is 10” W x 8” H x...

September 13, 2017

Automotive Corporation's Bearing Division Bolsters Production

A global automotive corporation’s American-based bearing division placed an order with Can-Eng Furnaces International for a mesh belt furnace system for heat-treating thrust races, retainer/cages, and washers. The new, CQI-9 compliant production line features built-in flexibility that allows...

September 13, 2017

E-Instruments Offers New E8500 Plus Portable Emissions Analyzer

The new E8500 Plus emissions analyzer is a complete portable tool for EPA compliance level emissions monitoring and testing. The E8500 Plus is ideal for regulatory and maintenance use in boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace, and other combustion applications. New features: Upgraded...

September 13, 2017

ALBA To Boost Aluminum Smelter Production By 50 Percent

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) is expanding its primary aluminum production capacity with the Line 6 Expansion Project. Upon the full ramp-up of Potline 6 in 2019, the company’s smelter capacity will be increased by more than 50 percent, to 1.5 million tons a year. This investment will make...

September 13, 2017

Bodycote Launches Game-Changing Powdermet® Technologies

Bodycote, a provider of heat treatment and specialist thermal processing services, introduces Bodycote Powdermet® technologies, a group of additive manufacturing processes used in the production of complex components using powder metallurgy. Bodycote has decades of experience creating complex,...

September 13, 2017

Transor Filter Expands Facility In China

To meet the customer demands of an expanding Asian market, Transor Filter USA has announced expansion of its facility in Kunshan, China. Initially established in 2008, the expanded Kunshan facility now occupies 29,000 square feet and has grown to 23 employees. This staff includes sales,...

September 13, 2017

850°F Gas-Heated Cabinet Oven From Grieve

Grieve’s 850°F (454°C), gas-heated cabinet oven is used for curing paint on steel and aluminum test coupons at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 20” W x 20” D x 20” H. 100,000 BTU/HR are installed in a modulating gas burner,...

September 13, 2017

Esco Pipe Alignment Tool Sets Up Quickly, Easily For Welding

Esco Tool of Holliston, Massachusetts, has introduced a new welding joint-alignment fixture that is easier to use than a welding vise to align pipe or tube for tack welding, and create high-integrity welds. The Esco Hog Tie® boiler tube weld alignment clamp consists of one side with two...

September 13, 2017

Thermal Product Solutions Ships Gruenberg Conveyor Oven To Firearms Maker

Thermal Product Solutions, a global manufacturer of thermal-processing equipment, announced the shipment of a Gruenberg conveyor oven to an ammunition manufacturer. This conveyor oven will be used for annealing and stress-relieving brass castings. The maximum temperature rating of this heat treat...

September 13, 2017

Ipsen Invests $1 Million In Heat Treatment Industry With Purchase Credits

Ipsen believes that one of the most valuable things a company can do is invest in others. Ipsen is also committed to advancing the heat-treating industry with the latest innovations and updated equipment. As part of that commitment, the company is investing $1 million in the industry this...

September 13, 2017

Lindberg/MPH Ships Cyclone Box Furnace

Lindberg/MPH announced the shipment of a gas-fired cyclone box furnace to the heat-treat industry. The box furnace will be used for heat treating steel parts, and is the second Lindberg/MPH furnace that has been purchased by this customer. The work chamber of this heat treat furnace is designed to...

September 13, 2017

TPS Ships Gruenberg Truck-In Oven to a Pet-Care Company

Thermal Product Solutions, a global manufacturer of thermal-processing equipment, recently shipped a truck-in oven to a pet-care company to heat-treat steel and glass. The truck-in oven dimensions are 60" x 96" x 78" and the maximum temperature rating is 260°C. The oven is designed to maintain...

July 25, 2017

Solar Atmospheres Adds a New Climate-Controlled Room

After surviving one of the hottest and most humid summer seasons on record, Solar Atmospheres of Western PA decided to construct a climate-controlled environment for the daily operation of its new all-metal hot-zoned vacuum furnace. The critical climate within this room is controlled using a...

July 25, 2017

Grieve Offers Gas-Fired Furnace and Walk-In Oven

No. 852 is an 850°F (454°C), high-temperature walk-in oven from Grieve, used for heat treating and baking varnish at the customer's facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 60" x 96" x 72"; 120 KW are installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular heating elements,...

July 25, 2017

Premier/BeaverMatic Receives Order for IQF Furnace Line

Premier Furnace Specialists/BeaverMatic received an order for a complete (IQF) furnace line for a repeat BeaverMatic customer in the oil-field related industry. This order consists of a new internal quench furnace, temper furnace, spray/dunk washer, low-temperature industrial oven, 1,500 CFH...

July 25, 2017

Tenney Space Simulation System Shipped to a Logistics Company

Thermal Product Solutions, a global manufacturer of environmental testing equipment, recently shipped a Tenney environmental vacuum/temperature space simulation system to a logistics company. The outer structural shell of the environmental simulator is designed to resist one atmosphere of external...

July 25, 2017

Lindberg/MPH Ships Large Chamber Utility Box Furnace

Lindberg/MPH announced the shipment of an electrically heated, large chamber utility box furnace to an automotive supplier. The furnace will be used for batch testing aluminum castings on a daily basis at a temperature of 500°C. The work chamber dimensions of this heat treat furnace are 24" x...

July 25, 2017

Automotive Supplier Expands Salt-Quenching Capabilities

Can-Eng Furnaces International Ltd. was recently awarded a contract to design and build a 1,500 lb/hr mesh-belt furnace system for the austenitizing and molten salt quenching of components used in the manufacture of the client's drivetrain systems. This contract was awarded by a repeat client who...

July 25, 2017

Fastener Company Orders Mesh Belt Heat-Treatment System

Can-Eng Furnaces International Ltd recently was awarded a contract to design and supply a mesh belt heat-treat system with a production capacity of 4,000 lb/hr of high-quality automotive fasteners for a European-based client. The new, high-volume fastener system includes an atmosphere controlled...

July 25, 2017
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