Cincinnati Steel Treating Adding Batch IQ Capacity

Lets start with some background on commercial heat treater Cincinnati Steel Treating one of the largest in the Ohio area; The Cincinnati Steel Treating Company was founded in 1941 to accommodate the gear industry’s metal treating needs in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. By 1950 CST had diversified and moved to 5701 Mariemont Avenue. Through two major expansions it has remained at the same location and now boasts of a 45,000 square foot facility and provides heat treating services to Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and beyond.

Throughout it’s 70 year history CST has recognized the need to maintain a modern, full service facility to meet the requirements of its diverse customer base. This has been achieved through the continued upgrading of existing equipment and the installation of new. Some of our more recent updates include a fully computerized furnace temperature and atmosphere control system for carburizing, a nitriding department consisting of four 57 in. diameter furnaces from 70 to 107 inches deep, a multi-station induction machine for hardening small high production parts and shafts up to 36 inches long, as well as newer laboratory and office complex. CST is fully equipped to provide complete heat treating services.” CST: Heat Treating Services & Metal Treating of Large Gears (

With this background out of the ways lets have a look at a brand new development at the company. The company has just completed installation of a new batch IQ line, one which is expected to come on line as early as this week. The AFC-Holcroft batch IQ furnace has working dimensions of 72” X 48” X 40” high with a weight capacity of 5,000 pounds (incidentally the 40” high dimension is not a standard height for a batch IQ, it must be sized for a particular part). It features top cool option and controls being provided by local company SSi. All in all this represents a very significant investment for the company.

We are looking forward to having some further news about the company in the very near future.

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