“The Monty Heat Treat News”-Updates on Lindberg/MPH, Bayson Heat Treat, Phoenix Heat Treat & Lots More

“The Monty Heat Treat News” has always prided ourselves on having the most up to date news in the entire global heat treat industry-much of it news that will not be found at any other heat treat news source in the world. With that in mind lets have a look at what is happening in the heat treatment industry this week;

A Manufacturer has just received a Lindberg/MPH pit furnace; “Lindberg/MPH announced the shipment of one gas-fired cyclone pit furnace to the manufacturing industry. This furnace has a maximum operating temperature of 1400°F and a gross load capacity of 2,750 lbs. The medium velocity burner and combustion train is estimated at 355,000 BTU/Hr. The load space of this pit furnace is 25” inches in diameter and 36” inches high. The outer shell is constructed of industrial steel and has an alloy liner backed up with insulating brick as well as block insulation. Included with this furnace are a set of type “K” thermocouples and it is completely factory assembled, pre-wired, and pre-piped prior to shipment. “This furnace is an identical duplicate of a unit this customer previously purchased. They trust Lindberg/MPH to provide equipment and solutions and to do so with exacting standards.” – Bill St. Thomas, Business Development Manager”

Bayson Heat Treat adds vacuum furnace; Family owned commercial heat treater Bayson Heat Treat in London, Ontario, Canada has recently purchased a large, used Surface Combustion vacuum furnace. This will compliment the firms existing vacuum capacity and atmosphere furnaces. Bayson is a well established company having been in business since 1974.

Chain Manufacturer Allied Locke Industries Adds Heat Treating Capacity; In Dixon, IL we find chain manufacturer Allied Locke Industries, a supplier of high end chain products destined for the agricultural and industrial markets. Allied Locke has a very respectable heat treating department which consists of a mixture of both batch IQ and mesh belt furnace lines. The company has been finding business good enough these days to warrant adding more mesh belt furnace capacity.

Phoenix Heat Treating Adds New Horizontal Aluminum Quench Furnace. In Phoenix, Arizona, USA commercial heat treater Phoenix Heat Treating has been busy these days. Recently the organization removed two older aluminum drop bottom ovens and in turn are in the process of installing a brand new horizontal aluminum quench furnace provided by Wisconsin Oven. Want to know all about this booming heat treater?  https://www.phoenix-heat-treating.com/

RBC Bearings Selling Off Unused Heat Treat Furnaces; Bearing manufacturer and captive heat treater RBC Bearings, a very respected bearing manufacturer is in the rather unusual position of selling off some never used heat treating furnaces. The shaker hearth furnace line and salt bath line were purchased to process titanium components however the project like so many others around the world was derailed because of changes in the market due to COVID. The end result is that the installed but never used equipment is now popping up all over the North American surplus heat treatment furnace market. Great looking equipment but unfortunately it is so specialized that finding a buyer could prove to be difficult. Founded in 1919, RBC Bearings Incorporated is an international manufacturer and marketer of highly engineered precision bearings and products, which are integral to the manufacture and operation of most machines, aircraft, and mechanical systems, in order to reduce wear on moving parts, facilitate proper power transmission, reduce damage and energy loss caused by friction, and control pressure and flow.

From the Induction world we have this press release. “Ambrell & EPGA Induction Partner to Open Mexico Applications LabThe LAB in Monterrey Mexico will feature Ambrell induction heating systems; Rochester, NY (April 21, 2022) — EPGA Induction, a distributor of Ambrell Corporation in Mexico and Latin America, is opening an Applications Laboratory, sales, and service facility in Mexico dedicated to Ambrell induction heating products and solutions. Applications from Latin America will be tested in this facility, enabling customers from the region to travel and observe applications and parts-testing more conveniently. Ambrell manufactures induction heating systems ranging from 500 W to 1,000 kW and are used for applications such as annealing, brazing, curing, soldering, heat staking, heat treating and shrink fitting. Customers send in their parts to the nearest applications laboratory to prove feasibility prior to making most initial purchases. “We’re delighted to partner with EPGA Induction and open an Applications Laboratory in Mexico,” stated Scott Nolen, Division President of Process Technologies. The recently announced Process Technologies Division is part of inTEST Corporation and includes Ambrell. Nolen continued, “EPGA Induction has extensive experience with induction heating and Ambrell equipment. We know they’ll deliver a superior experience to customers, and we’re excited to expand our footprint and have a sales, service, and Applications Laboratory dedicated to Ambrell solutions in Mexico.”

To round things out we will have a “people” item. Walter Zanes a 15 year veteran of commercial heat treater Bodycote was recently promoted to Operations Manager of the Bodycote Thermal Processing facility in Laconia, NH, USA. Like most companies in the US Northeast this location focuses on the defense, medical and aerospace industries.  

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