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Drop Bottom Aluminum Heat Treat Furnace

Drop-bottom aluminum heat treat furnaces are used to solution heat treat aluminum alloys.  ITS Drop Bottom Furnaces are designed to operate with tight uniformities from 300°F to 1200°F for maximum flexibility to allow for aging and annealing. ITS specializes in large volume workspaces with standard lengths to 40’ and heavy loads with standard sizes to 20,000 lbs.

Tight-tolerance Aluminum furnaces

Tight Tolerance Aluminum Furnace Systems

Maintaining tight tolerances is critical for Aluminum Heat Treating applications.

Tight Tolerance Heat Treat Furnace

Overview

Drop Bottom Aluminum Heat Treat Furnaces with quench meet AMS, BAC, and client specifications.

Drop-bottom aluminum heat treat furnaces are used to solution heat treat aluminum alloys. The furnaces are typically used when very fast water quench times are required. The furnaces are designed to meet all requirements of Aerospace Material Specifications (AMS) and Boeing Aircraft (BAC) specifications. The quenching solutions can include water, glycol, oil, or air. Because of the height of these systems, they are typically installed in a pit. The quench tank and load/unload station is typically mounted on a moveable cart underneath the furnace. Rinse stations for glycol quenching are available as well.

Lighter, stronger and faster, aircraft and automobiles means today’s heat-treat furnaces must be more uniform, flexible and energy-efficient to deliver required results for customers. Learn more about maintaining tight tolerances on the drop bottom aluminum furnaces. 

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Features

  • Meets all Aerospace, MIL & Automotive specifications
  • Fastest heat-up & recovery rates
  • Gas(Direct & Indirect) and electric versions
  • Variable speed hoist system
  • Heavy plate construction
  • Accepts heavy loads
  • Energy efficient ceramic fiber insulation
  • NEMA 12 Control Panel (machine-mounted)
  • Sliding positive sealing door systems
  • PLC/HMI for process automation
  • High volume recirculation air system
  • Mobile quench tank(water/glycol) with load/unload station
  • Work platforms/access ladders
  • Private labeled and purchased components meet UL, UR, and CE standards.
  • Factory tested to ensure on time delivery and field start up.
  • 24/7 factory direct technical service and spare parts group.
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Specifications

Each Solution Heat Treat Furnace is designed for the specific application and environment. The systems can be designed to meet all requirements of AMS 2750D and AMS 2770H as well as BAC specifications.

Temperature Ranges up to 1200°F (649°C)

Systems can be designed for +/-5°F depending on the customers’ requirements. The furnace can be designed to operate as low as 250°F to allow for Aging and Annealing as well.

Power Source Options

  • Main Power Supplies 208 to 690 Volt AC, 50 and 60 HZ
  • Control Voltage 24 Volt DC or 120/220 Volt AC

Heat Sources

  • Electric
  • Natural Gas

Material Handling Options

  • Powered or Manual Car
  • Vertical Cable Hoist System operated by Pneumatics or Hydraulics
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Options

  • Data acquisition
  • Quench tank heating/cooling
  • Rinse tank
  • Filtration systems
  • Glycol separation systems
  • Automatic shutdown circuit
  • UL/CE listed electrical panel
  • Special temperature uniformities
  • Hydraulic hoist systems for heavy loads
  • Age ovens
  • Insulated quench tanks
  • Spare parts
  • Field installation, installation supervision and commissioning
  • Industrial computers with Ethernet for remote diagnostic and communication capabilities.

Industries

Typical Heat Processing Application(s)

Solution Heat Treat of various alloys

Industry Applications

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Aluminum Casting
  • Forging
  • Foundry
  • Military
  • Mining
  • Recreational Vehicles

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