September 22, 2015

Refurbishment of Aluminum Immersion Holding Furnace for Leading Automotive Parts Supplier

Lindberg/MPH announced the refurbishment of an electric immersion aluminum holding furnace for a leader in the automotive parts industry to achieve optimal performance of their furnace after years of use. The modifications to the electric immersion furnace increased the furnace’s aluminum holding capacity. This furnace is used to maintain aluminum at the required temperature for die casting. Aftermarket services and maintenance are critical in minimizing downtime, maximizing production and extending the life of equipment.

The refurbishment of the industrial furnace included adding a fill well and hinged insulating fill well cover with remote open and close operation. The existing steel shell was modified to accept a side-mounted fill well and the existing refractory lining was replaced. A cast fill well was added to the furnace shell using a castable virtually inert to aluminum oxide formation. The new hinged fill well cover installed utilized smooth air-over-oil operation. This holding furnace utilizes Lindberg/MPH patented board lining and high efficiency immersion tubes/heaters.

“At Lindberg/MPH we take pride in our aftermarket services. With over 100 years in the furnace business our goal has always been to build lasting relationships with our customers and work with them to keep their equipment performing to the level they have grown to expect from a Lindberg/MPH furnace.” Andrew Paul, Sales Representative

Unique features of aluminum holding furnaces include:
• Rugged steel plate furnace construction
• Fill well cover with pivot axle rod connection that allows the cover to close against an uneven surface due to minor metal spill buildup
• Quick release pin for easy removal of fill well cover for maintenance
• Side mounted fill well
• Lindberg/MPH patented board lining
• Castable inert to aluminum oxide formation
• Drain tap

About Aftermarket Services
Lindberg/MPH provides aftermarket services for existing industrial furnace equipment regardless of brand. Their experienced service team can provide proper equipment maintenance to minimize downtime, improve efficiencies, and increase profitability. Some typical services under this category may include: calibrations, preventative maintenance, SCADA systems and controls upgrades, temperature uniformity surveys, training classes, and turn-key installations and commissioning.

About Lindberg/MPH

In addition to melting and holding furnaces for non-ferrous alloys, Lindberg/MPH is a leading manufacturer of standard and custom industrial heat treat furnaces, including pit, box, IQ, and belt type for the ferrous and non-ferrous markets. Lindberg/MPH customers cover a wide range of industries including aerospace/military, automotive, commercial heat treating, energy/oil, electronics and the forging markets. Founded in 1912, the company has more than 75,000 industrial furnace installations worldwide and their equipment is backed by a full range of customer support services and the most extensive replacement parts inventory in the industry. Lindberg is a proven leader in the thermal processing industry, with a long track record of proven policies and management practices.

Lindberg/MPH is owned by Thermal Product Solutions (“TPS”), a leading American manufacturer of custom industrial ovens used for heat treating, finishing, drying, curing, manufacturing automation and process control. TPS is a global leader in thermal processing products and test solutions with brands including BlueM, Gruenberg, Tenney, Lindberg, MPH and Wisconsin Oven. For more information on equipment solutions from TPS visit the website at www.thermalproductsolutions.com.

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