Can-Eng Furnaces International LTD. has been awarded a contract by a major automotive parts supplier for the complete overhaul and refurbishment of a cast link belt normalizing furnace.
Designed and manufactured by Can-Eng in 1996, the equipment was originally rated at 27,000 lbs./hr. of hot charged closed die forgings and was known to be one of the largest cast link belt furnaces in the world at the time. The refurbishment will take place in the Can-Eng Niagara Falls shops and will consist of a complete refractory re-line, new combustion, new control panel, and Level II Automation system, plus an added external cooling conveyor.
The furnace shell, hearth, and return rolls as well as the ACI HT cast link belt itself will be refurbished to near new condition. The system will employ a furnace charging robot. The entire operation will be completely automated with Can-Eng’s PETTM (Process Enhancement Technology) from the furnace charging robot pick position complete through the heat-treatment process.
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