US In House Heat Treater to Install Batch Austempering Furnaces
A major Midwestern U.S. supplier of agricultural and lawn equipment has recently purchased a complete Batch Austemper facility from AFC-Holcroft. The complete line consists of two of AFC-Holcroft’s UBQA (Universal Batch Quench-Austemper) units along with ancillary equipment includingpre-treatment spray dunk wash and post-treatment multi-stage washer, pre-heat temper furnaces, salt reclaiming system and salt holding tank. An AFC-Holcroft EZT 4500 endothermic gas generator was also purchased to provide endo gas to the furnace units.
The system includes BatchMasterT Supervisory Control System, along with AFC-Holcroft’s patent-pending Calibration ModeT diagnostics software and Maintenance Module software, which comes pre-loaded with recommended maintenance tasks designed for easy access through the HMI touchscreen.
“This was a great customer to work with for this project,” said Mike Coburn, Technical Sales for AFC-Holcroft. “They fully understood right from the start the environmental and economic benefits of the system.”
Tracy Dougherty, Vice President of Sales added, “We have seen tremendous growth in our salt quench furnace lines, both continuous (pusher and belt) furnaces as well as our UBQA integral salt quench batch furnaces. In addition to the positive environmental impact, these systems produce metallurgical results and distortion control that are second to none.”
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