Modern Heat Treat Buys 5th Afc-Holcroft Batch Furnace


Modern Heat Treat, a commercial heat treating operation located in Richland Hills, Texas, will soon be receiving their fifth new AFC-Holcroft UBQ (Universal Batch Quench) furnace, size 36-72-44 to accommodate their rapid growth. The addition of another AFC-Holcroft UBQ boosts the customer’s production capacity by an additional 6,000 lbs. gross, and will be a duplicate of existing AFC-Holcroft furnaces already running production.

Separately, the customer added an AFC-Holcroft 9000 cfh EZ Endo Generator, which will service the UBQ lines.

Modern Heat Treat chose the UBQ design to obtain maximum flexibility in controlling their production. As production increased, they have incrementally added new equipment to their line, creating production cells with automatic transportation and controls. Individual furnaces can be idled then restarted easily as needed for maintenance service, changes in process or production.

Said Rudy Saucedo of Modern Heat Treat, referring to the company’s rapid expansion: “Modern Heat Treat is grateful for the wonderful success it had achieved in such a short period of time. We can only credit our customers, our employees, and the relationships we have forged with our furnace and alloy vendors for that success.”

The UBQ furnaces are scheduled to ship third quarter of 2012, with the EZ Endo Generator to follow.

Modern Heat Treat, located in Richland Hills, Texas, can be reached by telephone at (817) 616-0333, or via email at Website:

AFC-Holcroft is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of heat treating furnaces. The legacy companies that comprise AFC-Holcroft have a combined 225+ years of thermal processing experience. The company manufactures turn-key heat treating systems for applications including commercial heat treating, bearings, automotive, aerospace, mining, military, aluminum heat treatment, gear manufacturing, fastener manufacturing, and alternative energy industries.

AFC-Holcroft, headquartered in the United States, has a global reach with direct sales coverage in North America and worldwide, while AFC-Holcroft Europe serves major industrial markets in Germany, France, and other European locations. AFC-Holcroft’s Asian Operations manages partners in China, India, South Korea, and other countries in the region, and the company also extends into markets in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Poland, Russia, and Spain, through relationships with partners, many of whom have manufacturing capability.

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