Canadian Manufacturing

CAN-ENG Furnaces lands heat treatment systems contract

The system will treat aluminum automotive structural components for an automotive company in southern California

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont.—CAN-ENG Furnaces International Ltd. has won a contract to design, manufacture and commission an automated heat treatment system for thin-walled high pressure die cast aluminum automotive structural components by an innovative automotive manufacturer located in southern California.

CAN-ENG’s heat treatment technology allows manufacturers to integrate state-of-the-art processing systems into existing manufacturing cells, avoiding prohibitive large-scale continuous processing systems capital costs.

The name of the customer was not disclosed, but one high profile automaker based in California is Tesla Motors.

The high volume heat treating system includes a furnace with customized structural product fixtures, CAN-ENG’s Precision Air Quench system, an artificial aging system and controls integrated into a Level II SCADA system. CAN-ENG’s PAQ system integrates a unique combination of recirculating air chambers, distribution nozzles, dampers and directional ductwork that uniformly delivers conditioned quench media leading to repeatable and uniform property and dimensional results. Quench parameters are developed for each component and once validated can be integrated as part of the product recipe.

Established in 1964, CAN-ENG designs and manufacturer of thermal processing equipment for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. 

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