Heat treatment encompasses a broad range of applications including Annealing, Normalizing, Solutionizing, Aging, Hardening and Tempering processes. Each of these processes is material and applications specific. However, they all share a common need for precise and accurate control.
Industrial Furnaces operate in a temperature range of as low as 400oF through 2200oF with special applications capable of higher and lower temperatures. Epcon’s Industrial Heat Treat Furnaces are designed to meet the specific requirements for each application. From concept through manufacturing, acceptance testing at our site to start-up, commissioning and service/support the team of experts at Epcon work together with you to insure 100% customer satisfaction.
Each application and customer has a unique set of Performance, Quality and Cost constraints for their project. Epcon’s vertically integrated business model insures that we are in the best position to help you meet all of your project goals.
Some of the unique and proprietary features of Epcon’s Industrial Heat Treatment Furnace designs include; Precision Programmable Temperature and Atmosphere Controls, Heavy Duty Car Bottom or Insulated Box Furnace Chamber Configurations, and Custom Designed Material Handling.
Precision Programmable Temperature and Atmospheric Controls:
Programmable temperature controls, managed through the Epcon developed process control screens, at the Furnace located Human Machine Interface (HMI) or through the customers remote Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, allow for precise and accurate ramp up, hold, and cool down temperature profiles per each product’s requirements (recipe). In addition to UL Certification from our in-house panel shop for all furnaces, systems designed to meet the most stringent industry and government required specifications are available.
Whether gas fired, electrically heated or driven by other opportunity fuels/sources of energy, Epcon custom designs the configuration (Size, Orientation, Placement, etc) of the heat sources to achieve uniform temperate performance across the work envelope. Systems are designed to meet customer’s specific temperature requirements and have demonstrated compliance with some of the most stringent control specifications to be found.
Nitrogen purge systems as well as other atmospheric controls can be incorporated into all of Epcon’s Furnace designs.
Heavy Duty Car Bottom and Insulated Box Furnace Chamber Configurations:
Leveraging the experience and designs of furnaces fabricated since our founding in 1977, each customer’s furnace is configured to meet their specific application needs. The two primary styles of Heat Treatment Furnaces are Car Bottom and Box.
Car bottom furnaces include Epcon’s proprietary knife seal to insure a tight and robust seal to atmosphere. Car bottom designs typically include integrated furnace doors to provide a secure seal and easy access to product. Epcon’s Box Furnace configuration includes electrically or pneumatically operated guillotine doors with available failsafe power loss actuation.
Custom Designed Material Handling:
Properly supporting your products as well as loading and unloading products is an important part of configuring a capable pre-heating/treatment process. Epcon provides custom material handling solutions to ensure that whether automated or manual your parts are able to be properly positioned for effective uniform pre-treatment and processing.
Thanks to Epcon’s complete vertically integrated operations, our customers can watch as their systems advance from design through manufacturing and in many cases are run through complete Factory Acceptance Testing all under one roof at our operations in The Woodlands, Texas!
Industrial applications require equipment which can operate at different temperatures. This may range from as low as 400°F to up to 2200°F.
In order to meet these requirements, we offer heat treatment furnaces well-suited for aging, solutionizing, tempering, hardening and annealing systems and processes. These furnaces are designed to meet the precise requirements for control in various industrial settings.
All of our heat treatment equipment optimized to meet your performance goals. Your project will receive the highest quality of products, meeting your equipment budgets.