hardening furnace / chamber / industrial
Despatch is a proven supplier of Drop Bottom Solution Heat Treat Furnace Systems with over 180 systems designed, installed and certified worldwide over the past 75 years. The Aerospace, Military and Automotive industries rely on Despatch as a low risk supplier of this type of equipment.
Designed for heat treating large and small batches of aluminum parts, from castings to thin wall aerospace components, the systems usually include a bottom-load furnace with glycol and/or water only quench tanks, water rinse tanks, load cars to hold the work rack, and work racks. Despatch offers chiller systems to cool the quenchant solution for customers processing thin walled aerospace components as well as heated quenchant systems for processing thicker walled items such as castings.
Typical designs utilize a connected quench tank, rinse tank and load cars that move together on a rail system beneath the furnace assembly. Crane systems can be provided to transfer the parts racks to and from the load/unload area, load car, quench tanks and rinse tank. A load hoist mounted inside the furnace lifts the parts rack up into the furnace, and then lowers the heated parts into the selected quench tank within seven seconds of the end of the heating cycle.