“The Monty Heat Treat News” Monday Morning Briefing

We start off with Aalberts Surface Technologies in Oshkosh, WI, US (formerly Applied Process) where we see that Mr. Dave Diemel has been appointed Plant Manager. Aalberts Surface Technologies based in the Netherlands is one of the largest commercial heat treaters in the world. This particular facility is famous in that it is home to quite possibly the largest Austemper Batch IQ furnace in the world. This furnace has an operating window of 84″W x 96″L x 54″T, a gross capacity of 20,000 pounds and a quench tank which holds 400,000 pounds of salt. The one photo shows Gord Montgomery of “The Monty Heat Treat News” standing in front of the furnace.

Furnace builder AFC-Holcroft Hires Mike Broklehurst as Mechanical Engineer. Mike’s qualifications include 13 years as a Mechanical Design Engineer with experience in material handling equipment and specialty machines. Additionally, he has taken mechanical engineering classes at local colleges, with a focus on CAD and Solidworks.

Datalogging Company PhoenixTm hires Mike Herriman as UK Sales Engineer; PhoenixTM Ltd is pleased to announce that Mark Herriman has joined our team as UK Sales Engineer. Mark is responsible for UK sales and support of the complete PhoenixTM range of Thru-Process monitoring and surveying solutions in finishing, food processing, ceramics and heat treatment markets. Contact Mark directly with all your temperature or optical profiling challenges, he will be happy to help.

Bluewater Thermal, St. Marys, PA, USA Receives New Batch IQ Furnace. Commercial heat treater Bluewater Thermal always makes “The Monty Heat Treat News” list of the largest North American commercial heat treaters, find out where http://www.themonty.com/project/50-largest-north-american-commercial-heat-treats-2021-2/ Their name makes the news today as the St. Marys, PA facility just received a brand new batch IQ furnace from Surface Combustion of Ohio. This location is substantially larger than the average commercial heat treat and offers a number of different processes. Like every other company in the area it lives and dies by the powdered metal industry.

In Germany we see that Mr. Dietmar Voigtländer who was Sales Manager for Plateg Plasma Nitriding systems for many years has branched off on his own. His new company is DVo Consulting and he describes himself as a private consultant for plasma nitriding technology. Plateg is well known in Europe for their Plasma nitriding systems but is virtually unheard of in the North American heat treatment industry.

Out in Arizona, USA we see that family owned commercial heat treater Phoenix Heat Treating is adding more equipment. In this case it comes in the form of more aluminum processing equipment and in this photo you can see the equipment arriving. Phoenix is a full service heat treater offering most processes https://www.phoenix-heat-treating.com/ 

Aalberts Surface Technolgies has appointed Mr. Tony Geyman as Regional Sales Manager at Aalberts Surface Technologies – Specialized Heat Treatment U.S. for the areas of WI, MN, IA, Dakotas, NE, MT, WY, ID, OR, WA and Canada. Previous to this Tony was Sales Manager for Applied Process which for the past few years has been part of the Aalberts Group. Aalberts is ranked by “The Monty Heat Treat News” as one of the largest commercial heat treaters in North America. http://www.themonty.com/project/50-largest-north-american-commercial-heat-treats-2021-2/

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