Sedro Woolley, WA (PRWEB) June 3, 2010
Sedro-Woolley, WA (PRWEB) June 3, 2010 -- Janicki Industries’ new 1600º F annealing furnace is designed to handle large-scale, high-precision metal, composite, ceramic and thermoplastic projects – all core capabilities of the company.
The furnace measures 72 feet long, 24 feet wide and 11 feet high, making it one of the largest in the U.S. Expansion plans to accommodate even larger projects were built into the design and construction of the furnace. The design enables a loaded semi-truck to drive into the furnace with the part, using steel rail tracks for stability and strength.
According to John Janicki, President, “The furnace is a natural progression in our tooling capabilities. With this and the 2009 addition of two more large-scale high-precision mills, we provide full service tooling solutions in both metal and composites.”
Annealing is used on metal tools and parts that have been welded or cast. This is also called heat-treating or stress relief. The process is used on metal tools and parts that contain localized stress. The process of heating the metal to a high temperature, then allowing it to cool, enables molecules to loosen and realign relieving any built up stresses and providing dimensional stability during subsequent processing.
The new Janicki annealing furnace can be adjusted in temperature to cure composites, ceramics and thermoplastics, as well as metals, such as various steel products and specialty metals like Invar.
Annealing Furnace Specifications
- 24’ wide x 11’ tall x 72’ long
- Heat distribution delta T 35ºF
- Operating temperature 1600ºF
- Fuel capacity 8000 gallons propane (can be filled while being fired)
- Hearth weight capacity 200 Psi
- Electrical Power
o 4 - 480V 60A receptacles
o 4 - 480V 30A receptacles
o 16 duplex receptacles
o 120 psi 1” dia. pipe
o multiple ¼” and ½” quick disconnect couplings
About Janicki Industries: Janicki Industries is a technical engineering company that creates composite tools, prototypes and production parts for transportation, aerospace, space and defense, marine, wind energy and other innovative markets throughout the world. For more information please visit: http://www.janicki.com/
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