Amsted Rail® buys furnace line from AFC Holcroft


Amsted Rail®, a global leader in fully integrated freight-car systems for the heavy haul rail market has added a new, complete AFC-Holcroft UBH line to meet a growing need for additional heat-treatment capacity. This latest purchase includes a batch style carburizing furnace, two expansion modules to increase endothermic generator gas output, a rotary hearth reheat furnace for press quenching, and a continuous integrated parts washer and temper furnace.

“The batch furnace itself has an effective load size of 72 inches by 72 inches by 56 inches with a gross load capacity of 13,000 pounds, which is considered very large for this type of equipment, but is in fact one of AFC-Holcroft’s standard sizes,” said Tracy Dougherty, sales manager at AFC-Holcroft. “The ability and experience to provide equipment for reliable processing of such large loads is just one of the benefits that AFC-Holcroft is able to offer, and one more thing that sets us apart from our competitors.”

Amsted Rail® is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with locations worldwide in every significant railroad market. The equipment is scheduled to ship to a joint venture facility located in Eastern Europe in the third quarter of 2018.

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