Pit Furnace Line Addition Doubles Plant's Capacity
June 8, 2009—Elterma S.A. commissioned two electrical PEGat-1000/18x30 pit furnaces and a G-4000-ET atmosphere generator for a Spanish manufacturer of wind turbine gears. The furnace and generator join other PEGat furnace products including an electrical PEG-750/18x30 furnace for tempering, a WHO-18x30 oil quench tank and a MKV2-18x30 washer. The equipment has doubled the plant's capacity, according to a press release.
"The advantage of the pit furnace is that the round gears can be stacked quite high in the furnace, and bridge cranes, a relatively inexpensive material handling system, may be used for very heavy loads," says Gary Armour, project engineer. "Large loads are the best way to affordably process these long cycle (24-48 hour) parts."
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180 Mercer St., P.O. Box 908
Meadville, PA 16335