BIQ Furnace Repeat Order Expands Line at North Carolina Heat Treat Facility

A thermal processing equipment manufacturer based in Maumee, Ohio, recently supplied a batch integral quench furnace for a metal treating company in Raleigh, North Carolina, that services the automotive, aerospace and defense sectors, as well as general manufacturing.

East Carolina Metal Treating’s (ECMT) purchase of the Allcase® Batch Integral Quench Furnace from Surface® Combustion Inc. is a repeat order. Identical to the previously commissioned Allcase furnace, the new equipment is configured to process 36” wide by 48” long by 36” high workloads that weigh up to 4,000 lbs. In addition, Surface has supplied two air cool stations, a scissors lift table, and two stationary load tables that integrate with an existing IQ line.

The new Allcase works seamlessly with ECMT’s existing charge car, tempers, and washer, following the incorporation of a purchaser specified controls system to match the existing UPC controls on the initial order, and features a Vertical Radiant Tube Heating System with direct spark ignition and flame monitoring, recuperated burners and plunge cooling. A maintenance platform with access stairs allows for fast and easy maintenance. An integrated Top Cool Chamber was provided to further expand process applications, a hallmark of the Allcase furnace which was invented for the greatest range of thermal processing; all case-hardening and non-case hardening applications under controlled atmospheres.

“As always our team did a great job but a special shout out to the Surface Combustion and UPC Teams involved in this project. This was our first project with Surface and their reputation holds true as expected,” said Jamie Ramm, president of ECMT.

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