Car Bottom Furnaces feature a manual or automated load car to process large and heavy products.
The design of a Car Bottom Furnace incorporates a rail mounted product car to transfer parts into and out of the furnace. The Car Bottom Furnace is an excellent solution to heat-treat large and heavy welded fabrications such as gear blanks, oil drill pipe, drive shafts, and similar type products.
The product car also serves as the floor in the furnace and uses various mechanisms to seal the car to the furnace. The hearth of the car can be constructed with cast or fiber insulation with product support provided by piers, hearth plates, or grating.
The furnace door is typically integral to the car or can be fixed to the furnace body and vertically actuated to seal the chamber.
Multiple heating zone technology can be integrated to maintain exceptional part temperature uniformity, and achieve ramp/soak heating and cooling profiles.
International Thermal Systems TruTemp™ Car Bottom Furnaces are an excellent solution to process your large and heavy materials, from welded fabrications and forgings to spun products and plates.
Processes include heat treating, homogenizing, annealing, preheating and stress relieving. Industries served are aerospace, oil drilling, steel mills, automotive, military and many more. Materials processed include aluminum, steel, cast iron, titanium and others.
The ITS TruTemp™ Car Bottom Furnace has many established design features, such as vertical lift doors, rail mounted load cars, multiple upper and lower chamber gas fired burner arrangements and multi-layered insulation techniques with offset seams.
The ITS Car Bottom Furnace can be also customized for each individual application.
Each Industrial Furnace project undergoes a comprehensive evaluation of every production requirement. The assessment includes areas such as production goals, part configuration and construction, part mass, temperature profile, and facility location or elevation.