Abbott Furnace Company is an industrial furnace manufacturer with more than 35 years of experience designing and producing some of the industry’s most reliable and high performing industrial continuous belt furnaces.
“Our philosophy is to be the market leader in the design, production, and service of continuous process industrial furnaces,” Dan Reardon, director of technical sales, said. “And we do this by focusing our resources on the development of new technology to meet our customer’s specifications.”
Abbott has the capabilities to tailor equipment to meet its customers’ needs.
“Particularly, when we talk to a customer, you’ll always hear us ask them, ‘What are your time-at-temperature requirements and your atmosphere requirements?’” Reardon said. “Because, once we define what they’re trying to do from a temperature and atmosphere point of view, it leads us down the path of what kind of equipment we need.”
Reardon points out that involves getting with the customer and asking specific questions to tackle the challenge, such as:
- What is the product?
- What is the size?
- How do you plan on loading it on a furnace?
- How is it going to be unloaded?
“Then we ask them to define their challenges that they have currently — if it’s an existing product or if it’s a new product and what they expect the challenges to be, so that, hopefully, we can design as much of the challenge out of the system as we can,” he said.
If that means a new untested product, Abbott will work with them to develop a needed profile by running trials on actual production equipment, according to Reardon, which will help determine if the trial was effective and ensure the proposed process meets the customer’s requirements.