CAN-ENG to refurbish cast link belt furnace 02 September 2020

CAN-ENG Furnaces International Ltd has been awarded a contract by a major automotive parts supplier for the complete overhaul and refurbishment of a cast link belt normalising furnace.

Designed and manufactured by CAN-ENG in 1996, the equipment was originally rated at 27,000lbs/hr of hot charged closed die forgings and was known, at the time, to be one of the largest cast link belt furnaces in the world.

The refurbishment will take place in the CAN-ENG Niagara Falls shops and will consist of a complete refractory reline, new combustion, new control panel, a Level II automation system, plus an added external cooling conveyor. The furnace shell, hearth and return rolls, as well as the ACI HT cast link belt itself, will be refurbished to near new condition.

The system will also employ a furnace charging robot, and the entire operation will be completely automated with CAN-ENG’s PETTM (Process Enhancement Technology), from the furnace charging robot pick position complete through to the heat treatment process. The furnace line will go back into operation in Q1 of 2021.

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