Gasbarre Furnace Group/J.L. Becker recently shipped a pair of 36” x 48” x 36” electrically heated temper furnaces to a major drive supplier in the Southeast. The furnaces are designed to preheat workloads before hardening and temper workloads after hardening. Their maximum workload capacity is 4,000 pounds. The furnaces are designed to operate from 300°F to 850°F with a temperature uniformity of ±5°F. Roller rails and a chain guide allow the furnaces to be loaded and unloaded by the company’s existing powered transfer cart. A motorized damper aids the furnaces to quickly cycle between high and low operating temperatures. The control systems each incorporate an Allen Bradley CompactLogix PLC and ELO HMI which enable the furnaces to be installed in the customer’s existing “lights out” automated system.
Located in Plymouth, Michigan, Gasbarre Furnace Group/J. L. Becker has been designing, manufacturing, and servicing a full line of industrial thermal processing equipment for more than 40 years. Gasbarre Furnace Group/J.L. Becker’s product offering includes both batch and continuous heat processing equipment and specializes in temper, tip up, box, car bottom, and pit furnaces as well as a full line of replacement parts and auxiliary equipment which consists of atmosphere generators, quench tanks, and charge cars. The company custom designs and manufactures thermal processing equipment to meet specific needs.