CAN-ENG Furnaces was recently awarded a contract to design and supply another 6,000lb/hr continuous mesh belt furnace system to a precision automotive and speciality fastener manufacturer located in Michigan, USA.
The project marks the fourth Can-Eng mesh belt furnace line for this captive heat treater, which – with the completion of this newest line – will be operating within three facilities across the state of Michigan.
The new, high volume fastener system features an automated bin-dumping loader, pre-washer, atmosphere controlled mesh belt hardening system, oil quench, post wash system, temper furnace, in-line soluble oil system, bi-directional conveyor discharge, and CAN-ENG Furnaces International Limited’s PET™ Level 2 SCADA system. By integrating CAN-ENG’s Level 2 automation, the customer receives access to vital tracking of products’ status; detailed process data for continuous process improvements; comprehensive equipment diagnostics; cost analysis; and inventory management.
The state of the art system also utilises CAN-ENG’s Energy Reduction System (ERS™), significantly lowering energy requirements of the hardening furnace and providing up to a one third reduction in required atmosphere. The line will also have the capability to bypass the soluble oil system to allow for speciality fasteners requiring post temper processing to be removed and collected.
“When the customer demands quality, time and time again, CAN-ENG Furnaces’ continuous mesh belt heat treatment systems remain the choice of both commercial and captive customers for consistent, reliable, and efficient performance,” states the company.
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