Thermal-Vac adds nitriding, FNC capabilities from Gasbarre

The Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems’ furnace is capable of processing workloads that are 48” wide by 72” long by 40” high and weigh up to 7,000 pounds. (Courtesy: Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems)

Thermal-Vac Technology recently partnered with Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems to add precision nitriding and FNC capabilities to its facility in Orange, California.

The electrically heated furnace uses Super Systems, Inc. controls for automatic KN and KC control to AMS 2759/10 and 2759/12 specifications. The furnace is designed to meet AMS 2750/F as a Class 2 furnace, which allows it to be used to perform nitrogen tempering and stress relieving processes. For cycle time improvements and consistent process control, the furnace is equipped with a vacuum pump for purging processes, pre- and post-oxidation capabilities, and accelerated air and atmosphere cooling systems. The furnace also comes with an ammonia dissociator to achieve zero white layer processes. It is capable of processing workloads that are 48” wide by 72” long by 40” high and weigh up to 7,000 pounds.

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 the customer’s process by experienced engineers and metallurgists who understand the requirements.

Thermal-Vac Technology is Southern California’s premier brazing, heat-treating, and finishing facility. Thermal-Vac offers services to a wide customer base, including some of the most demanding in the industry. For more than three decades, Thermal-Vac has been sought out by customers who require the most innovative solutions for challenging project needs, effectively helping to secure Thermal-Vac’s position as a leader in the industry.

“Adding a new piece of equipment to our shop is always a big process,” Heather Falcone, CEO of Thermal-Vac said. “We’re thrilled to bring the capabilities of the Gasbarre nitrider to our customers. It’s going to be a game-changer for them.”

The furnace will be installed in a newly constructed building across the street from Thermal-Vac’s long-standing headquarters, along with heat treating and other equipment being moved from the company’s former location in Santa Fe Springs, California.