American Fastener Journal – Process Automation is Redefining How Fastener Parts are Heat Treated

While trying to save on costs, manufacturers can’t lose sight of maintaining controlled uniformity in the metal properties of their heat treated fastener parts, especially when processing large lots of fasteners on a continuous furnace. The challenge with manually-operated in-line furnaces is in maintaining processing specifications as the parts move through the zones of temperature, atmosphere, agitation, belt speeds, loading, unloading and quench. Human involvement opens Pandora’s Box of problems when operators add their own ‘touches’ to the controls of the multiple zones. Don’t take risks with uncontrolled uniformity when you can process your fastener parts on an automated continuous furnace. Computerized modeling and programmable control of every zone guarantees that your fasteners will meet certifications every time. Read more.