A manufacturer of excavating equipment based in the southern United States will use a high temperature car-bottom furnace for stress relieving and normalizing. The furnace, which was built and commissioned by Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems, has a 16,000-pound load capacity and an operating temperature range of 1000 to 2282°F (538 to 1250°C).
Lindberg/MPH supplied an integrated three-chamber furnace to a hot stamping company in Grand Rapids, Mich. The stacked design offers a smaller footprint compared to a continuous system, says the manufacturer.
Lewco Inc., Sandusky, Ohio, delivered two furnace cells to a manufacturer specializing in alloy-based materials. Each cell includes a 1600°F furnace and an automated loader. Each furnace is designed to process two 800 lb wire coils per batch. A rod overbend heater design provides great temperature uniformity and a fast heat-up rate.
A European producer of aluminum architectural system will utilize a system to test the fire resistance for vertical elements of building structures (glazed walls and curtain walls). Seco/Warwick designed a laboratory furnace that will allow Aluprof to test new products like windows, doors and façade systems before launching.
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A reheating pusher furnace, with an initial production capacity of 90 tons/hr, will be integrated into a rolling mill producing merchant bars and rebars at Polish steelmaker Cognor’s plant in Krakow. The company contracted Fives to improve the furnace’s performance while sustaining production capacity at reduced operational costs.
An augmented reality platform from Baker Furnace allows operators, maintenance personnel and engineers to interact with an industrial furnace through a tablet. Three levels of access via a PLC — augmented operator, augmented maintenance and augmented engineering — provide step-by-step procedures, component manuals, mechanical drawings, electrical drawings and live data at the component level.
Check out the November 2019 edition of Process Heating: Installing heat tracing, IIoT, boilers, reducing cross contamination in pharmaceutical applications, optimizing your steam-injection heating application and much more!