Oregon Products commissions new Can-Eng heat-treatment system


Oregon Products awarded Can-Eng Furnaces a contract to design and commission a heat-treatment system for Oregon’s production facilities.

Oregon, a leading global manufacturer of saw chain and other replacement products for the forestry industry, plans to use the new continuous high-capacity mesh belt austemper heat-treat equipment as part of a long-standing commitment to continuous quality improvement.

Oregon Products recently awarded Can-Eng Furnaces International, Ltd. a contract to design and commission a new continuous high capacity mesh belt austemper heat treatment system for Oregon’s production facilities. (Courtesy: Can-Eng)

“The primary business driver of this project is quality. We sought out leading international thermal processing equipment suppliers to support our premium quality forestry cutting products which demand a high quality austempering system,” said Kaitlyn McNaughton, director of engineering and R&D Labs. “This new furnace is primarily targeted to raise the bar on quality for our harvester chain products, which perform under the highest loads and most extreme conditions.”

Through collaboration, Can-Eng International, Ltd. was favored largely due to its ability to demonstrate consistent bainitic structure metallurgical properties and advanced equipment design expertise, which allowed for a compact system footprint.  The austemper system integrates a computerized loading system, pre-wash system, atmosphere-controlled mesh belt austenitizing furnace, molten salt quench conveyor system, post quench residual salt removal and recycling system, mesh belt parts drying oven, unloading system and Can-Eng’s PET™ system (which provides vital features such as individual lot/product traceability), detailed process data collection for continuous process improvements, and comprehensive Industry 4.0 equipment diagnostics capability.

The system is scheduled for commissioning early 2020.

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