Ohio Star Forge of Warren, Ohio, recently started up a new roller-hearth continuous mesh-belt normalizing furnace system from Can-Eng Furnaces International Ltd. The furnace is designed to normalize a wide variety of steel forgings. This automated 3,500-pound/hour system includes a computerized loading system, mesh-belt normalizing furnace, forced-air cooling system and a level-2 automation system. The furnace is indirectly heated using radiant "U" tubes with recuperation to minimize the amount of oxidation. The integration of Can-Eng's level-2 automation system tracks product status and collects detailed process data that is used for continuous process improvement, equipment diagnostics, processing costs analysis and inventory management.
Ohio Star Forge Starts Up New Furnace System
February 12, 2013