Milacron LLC purchased an endothermic gas generator from AFC-Holcroft, Wixom, Mich. The E-Z Series 1800 is supplied with a low pressure precision gas mixing and control system from Atmosphere Engineering Co. to accommodate lower natural gas supply pressures.

The Mt. Orab, Ohio-based company's investment in the endothermic generator was justified based on significantly lower operating costs compared to the customer’s current nitrogen methanol system.

The atmosphere produced, when enriched with natural gas, is suitable for gas carburizing and carbon restoration of the low and medium carbon steels. The atmosphere, as generated, may be used for clean annealing, normalizing and hardening of all carbon steels.