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19. October 2015

CAN-ENG Furnaces International Limited Contracted to Build an Automated System for the Heat Treatment of Thin Walled High Pressure Die Cast Aluminum Automotive Structural Components

CAN-ENG Furnaces International Limited Contracted to Build an Automated System for the Heat Treatment of Thin Walled High Pressure Die Cast Aluminum Automotive Structural Components

Established in 1964, CAN-ENG Furnaces International Limited is a leading designer and manufacturer of thermal processing equipment for ferrous and non-ferrous metals.  CAN-ENG focuses on the development of high volume continuous industrial furnaces for challenging applications and is the industry leader in the development of automated heat treating systems for the processing of thin-walled, light-weight aluminum automotive structural components. 

CAN-ENG Furnaces International Limited has been contracted to design, manufacture and commission an automated system for the heat treatment of thin-walled high pressure die cast aluminum automotive structural components by an innovative automotive manufacturer located in California.  CAN-ENG was chosen for this new light-weighting project because CAN-ENG’s flexible, cost effective heat treatment technology allows manufacturers to integrate new state-of-the-art processing systems into existing manufacturing cells, avoiding prohibitive large-scale continuous processing systems capital costs.

The new high volume heat treating system for thin walled aluminum automotive structural components includes a solution furnace with customized structural product fixtures, CAN-ENG’s Precision Air Quench (PAQ ™) 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.  

CAN-ENG Furnaces International Limited is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company with its head office and manufacturing facility located in Niagara Falls, ON, Canada.  CAN-ENG Furnaces International is a global provider of state-of-the-art thermal processing systems and is a significant supplier to automotive community through direct and tier supply.  For further information please contact Tim Donofrio – Vice President, Standard and Aluminum Products at tdonofrio(at)can-eng.com or visit www.can-eng.com.

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