Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems recently manufactured and commissioned a large, gas fired, continuous humpback stainless steel sink annealing furnace for a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of stainless steel sinks. The system was custom designed to meet the customer’s strict process requirements. The furnace measured a total length of 106 feet long with a belt width of 32 inches. The furnace came equipped with 6 heating zones that can heat up to 2200 degrees Fahrenheit.Our customer was looking to increase production up to 50% and worked with us to come up with a belt speed of 51 inches per minute to achieve that goal. To aid in keeping the length of the furnace as short as possible, Gasbarre supplied 4 Hypercooler accelerated cooling units which also helped eliminate the effects of stainless steel sensitization. A closed loop water cooling system was also supplied with the furnace. In addition to the above Gasbarre installed a Honeywell HC900 HMI to control all functions of the furnace and provide a large selection of data points for analysis and trending. 

Located in St. Marys,PA, Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems has been designing, manufacturing, and servicing a full line of industrial thermal processing equipment for over 40 years. Gasbarre’s product offering includes both batch and continuous heat processing equipment and specializes in Temper, Tip Up, Mesh Belt, Nitriding, Box,Car Bottom, Pit, and Vacuum Furnaces as well as a full line of replacement parts and auxiliary equipment which consists of atmosphere generators, washers,quench tanks, and charge cars. Gasbarre continues to service and support Sinterite brand equipment and custom designs and manufactures thermal processing equipment to meet customer’s specific needs.

For more information on how Gasbarre can manufacture custom-engineered heat treating equipment solutions for your specific thermal heating requirements, please contact Bill Gasbarre at (814) 834-2200 or via email at [email protected]. You can also visit our website at and find us on LinkedIn (Gasbarre Products Inc.), Twitter (@gasproinc),and Facebook (Gasbarre Products Inc.).

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