HÄRTEREI REESE Bochum, Gear Hardening Video

In Bochum, Germany we find commercial heat treater REESE one of the largest commercial heat treaters in the country. This is a family owned business with a long established history and the distinction of hardening some of the largest gears, shafts and pinions in the world. As a matter of fact the company regularly receives large parts from North America to heat treat for the simple reason that no company in North America has furnaces as large as REESE does.

The centrepiece of their Bochum facility is a monster pit carburizing unit made by ROHDE Schutzgasöfen GmbH in Hanau, Germany. Able to handle parts up to 17’ in diameter, 17’ deep and up to 50 tons we never get tired of seeing this furnace in action which is why their name comes up today. We just received this video from the company showing a typical part (at least for REESE) being heat treated. The other photos show the management team in one picture and in the other the ROHDE furnace shortly after it was installed.