Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems announced the commissioning of a 28-inch wide, four zone mesh belt annealing and brazing furnace for Bluewater Thermal Solutions, one of the largest U.S.-based commercial heat treaters. The furnace is installed in Bluewater’s annealing and brazing facility in Coldwater, Michigan. The mesh belt furnace is designed with a maximum operating temperature of 2,100°F with a capacity of 1,600 pounds/hour, and uses a blend of nitrogen and hydrogen atmospheres. The system incorporates an Allen-Bradley PLC and integrated dewpoint meter to ensure precise process control for consistent and reliable part quality. This is the fifth such Gasbarre furnace at this location. Gasbarre was selected as the equipment manufacturer based on their expertise in the equipment design, proven performance, and post commissioning support.
With locations in Livonia, Michigan; Cranston, Rhode Island; and St. Marys, Pennsylvania; Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems has been designing, manufacturing, and servicing a full line of industrial thermal processing equipment for nearly 50 years. Gasbarre’s equipment is designed for each process by experienced engineers and metallurgists.
Bluewater Thermal Solutions operates 12 different heat treatment and brazing facilities in the United States and Canada and is one of the largest heat-treating and brazing companies in North America. Each location has different capabilities and equipment to offer specialized different types of processing required by local markets.