In House Transmission Components Heat Treating Mexico
From time to time “The Monty Heat Treat News” reaches back in our photo archives to review fascinating heat treats we have visited over the years. One that would fit the bill is a very large supplier of transmission components by the name of Tremec in Mexico. Their Pedro Escobedo location in Mexico features what we would consider to be a fairly typical, larger than average heat treat department concentrating on carburizing and neutral hardening of a variety of transmission components destined for a number of industries. Our description below briefly summarizes the facility but no written description can ever match pictures which we most certainly have. Incidentally the tall fellow in these photos is a good friend of “The Monty Heat Treat News”, Mr. Salvador Murillo, General Manager of controls company SSi Mexico. Salvador’s entire working career has been tied to heat treating in Mexico and we would consider him to be one of the foremost experts on heat treating in the entire country.
“In House Heat Treating-TREMEC, Mexico; Founded in 1964 TREMEC is a manufacturer of transmissions and transmission components for a number of industries including automotive, heavy truck, agriculture and defense. Based in Mexico the firm has locations in the US, Mexico and Belgium with 3 of the facilities boasting in house heat treating capacity. Last week we at “The Monty” had the chance to visit the Pedro Escobedo location near Queretaro, Mexico, a facility which produces transmissions for heavy trucks. The heat treat department consists of a few batch IQ furnaces alongside two single row pusher lines. While none of the equipment is brand new it is very clean, certainly cleaner than most heat treats and it does have state of the art controls along with one of the coolest control rooms we have seen. By the way this facility is dwarfed by their larger sister company, TREMEC in Queretaro which produces automotive transmissions. Their heat treat department is similar in the types of furnaces but much larger in size. Enough of our talking-lets get to the good part which is the pictures.”
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