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Heat Treating Furnace Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory implements a thorough list of heat treating furnace manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our listing to examine and sort top heat treating furnace manufacturers with previews of ads and detailed descriptions of each product. Any heat treating furnace company can design, engineer, and manufacture heat treating furnaces to meet your companies specific qualifications. An easy connection to reach heat treating furnace companies through our fast request for quote form is provided on our website. The company information includes website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information. Customer reviews are available and product specific news articles. This source is right for you whether it's for a manufacturer of high efficiency gas furnaces, gas-fired furnaces, and gas furnace lines.

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  • Preventative Maintenance for Heat Treating Furnaces

    Heat treating furnaces play an important role in many metallurgical manufacturing operations including tempering, preheating, quenching, stress relieving, normalizing, aging, heat treatment solution, annealing, hydrogen embitterment relief, and more. These processes are often performed continuously, and that is why preventative maintenance on heat treating furnaces is crucial. This can prolong the overall lifespan of your equipment as well as minimize the possibility of debilitating downtime. The most important part of preventative maintenance is regularly scheduled thorough inspections of the heat treating equipment. Inspections can catch small issues before they become...

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Heat Treating Furnaces

Heat treating furnaces heat a material and then bring it to a desired temperature. From there the material is cooled, which allows the furnace to instill increased strength, or aging within the material. This allows manipulation of the material to alter the physical, chemical and mechanical properties. The physical properties most often refer to how hard or soft the material is. Heat treating furnaces add billions of dollars per year in value to metal products, especially steel and nonferrous products, by imparting specific properties to the parts. These properties are often critical to the proper function of the heat-treated parts.

Some of the industries that are served by heat treating furnaces include pharmaceutical, automotive, packaging, assembly, electronics and textile. Techniques used by heat treating furnaces include precipitation strengthening, annealing, aging, quenching, tempering and selective hardening. Hardening can be broken down further to differential, flame, induction or case hardening. Precipitation strengthening involves changes in solid solubility as temperature varies. Annealing can be used for normalizing or stress relieving and comprises the processes of heating, holding temperature and then cooling in order to accomplish a specific state for the material being heated. Aging or precipitation hardening results in a softer metal. Quenching is quickly cooling from a high temperature. Tempering is often used on brittle materials to make it tougher, it can also be used to manipulate the color of the metal. Case hardening involves making the surface layer of a steel material substantially harder through heat treating.

Heat treating furnaces employ a process that involves three steps. First, the part is heated to a specified temperature (up to 2400.25ºF). It is then held at that temperature for the required amount of time, which may be as short as a few seconds or as long as 60 hours. Finally, the part is cooled either in the furnace or by quenching methods, depending on how quickly the part needs to be cooled. Things to keep in mind when purchasing are uniformity, control, airflow and rate of rise. Uniformity is ensuring the temperature is the same throughout the system. Control regards how easily the system is monitored and adjusted.  Airflow refers to the type of ventilation you want/need. Finally, rate of rise regards to how fast you want to be able to increase the temperature.
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