Oregon Products, Portland, Oregon, USA To Install Mesh Belt Furnace Line
The press release below gives you some details but to these basic details we can add a few more. Oregon Products has two locations doing heat treating, one in Portland and the other in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Both operate large rotary retort furnaces, however Oregon in Guelph also operates one small Can Eng mesh belt austemper line-we have to assume that this new installation in Portland is pretty much of a duplicate.
“PORTLAND, Oregon (October 8, 2019) – Oregon Products recently awarded CAN-ENG Furnaces International, Ltd. a contract to design and commission a new Continuous High Capacity Mesh Belt Austemper Heat Treatment System for Oregon’s production facilities. Oregon, a leading global manufacturer of saw chain and other replacement products for the forestry industry, plans to use the new equipment as part of a long-standing commitment to continuous quality improvement. “The primary business driver of this project is quality. We sought out leading international thermal processing equipment suppliers to support our premium quality forestry cutting products which demand a high quality austempering system,” said Kaitlyn McNaughton, Director of Engineering and R&D Labs. “This new furnace is primarily targeted to raise the bar on quality for our harvester chain products, which perform under the highest loads and most extreme conditions.” Through collaboration, CAN-ENG was favored largely due to its ability to demonstrate consistent bainitic structure metallurgical properties and advanced equipment design expertise, which allowed for a compact system footprint. The Austemper system integrates a computerized loading system, pre-wash system, atmosphere-controlled mesh belt austenitizing furnace, molten salt quench conveyor system, post quench residual salt removal and recycling system, mesh belt parts drying oven, unloading system and CAN-ENG’s PET™ system which provides vital features such as individual lot/product traceability, detailed process data collection for continuous process improvements and comprehensive Industry 4.0 equipment diagnostics capability. The system is scheduled for commissioning early 2020.”