Fastenal Company, one of North America’s largest distributors of industrial and construction materials such as screws, bolts, and fasteners, has purchased a complete UBQ (Universal Batch Quench) furnace line from AFC-Holcroft. The equipment will be installed in one of the customer’s plants in Winona, Minnesota, USA.
As is typical for a complete batch furnace production cell, this order consists of a UBQ batch furnace sized 36-48-36, two UBT temper furnaces, a spray/dunk washer, a double-ended transfer car, and a 4500 cfh E-Z series endothermic gas generator.
Fastenal requested customization to the stock equipment to meet their specific requirements. This is the first installation of heat treat equipment at Fastenal’s Winona location. The equipment is expected to be delivered and installed in the 3rd quarter 2014.