Production and Equipment

Your Deadlines are Our Deadlines.

In order to serve our customers steel treating needs in a timely fashion, we maintain a fleet of trucks for both daily pickup and delivery.  Upon the arrival of your part, our team will review your specifications to develop a custom Hi-Tech Steel Treating production plan guaranteed to maximize the part processing.

Production Process & Available Equipment

Hi-Tech Treatment benefits:

  • Our batch type atmosphere furnace line is ideally suited for small and large quantity production runs
  • Our furnaces are all computer controlled using oxygen probe and infrared sensors
  • Ample floor space also allows us to control the flow of incoming and outgoing work

GAS ATMOSPHERE FURNACES

  • 5 sunbeams & 4 Surface Combustion

GAS GENERATORS

  • Linberg & Sunbeam

TEMPERING FURNACES

  • Ipsen
  • Lanly
  • Young Brothers
  • Linberg Heavy Duty
  • Grieve
  • Dispatch Draw Furnace (Nitrogen Atmosphere)
  • Pacific Scientific
  • Williams Draw

BLASTING EQUIPMENT

  • American Wheelabrator Tumblast
  • Vapor Blast Hand Blast

VACUUM EQUIPMENT

  • Abar Ipsen Turbo Treater H4848 vacuum hardening furnace
  • VFS HIQ-5748-2 vacuum hardening furnace
  • Ipsen Ferritic Nitro Carburizing

 

INDUCTION HARDENING EQUIPMENT

  • 3- Inductoheat 30 khz
  • 1- Inductoheat 10 khz
  • 1- Inductoscan 30 khz
  • 1- Inductoscan 10 khz
  • Lepel 50KW Induction Hardening Unit
  • Lepel 25KW Induction Hardening Unit

LABORATORY EQUIPMENT

  • Leco Cutoff
  • Olympus Metallograph

INSPECTION EQUIPMENT

  • Wilson 2002TB Hardness Testers
  • United Hardness Tester
  • Cimetrix Portable Hardness Tester
  • King Portable Brinell Hardness Tester
  • Tinius Olsen Brinell Hardness Tester
  • Wilson Micro Hardness Tester

STEAM TREATING EQUIPMENT

  • Leed & Northrup

WASHERS

  • Surface Combustion
  • Ipsen Dunk Washer

STRAIGHTENING EQUIPMENT

  • General Flexible Power Press 15-Ton
  • Colonial 20 Ton C-Frame Press
  • Eitel 16 Ton Production Straightening
  • Eitel 25 Ton Production Straightening
  • Eitel 40 Ton Production Straightening
  • 50 Ton H-Frame Straightening Press
  • 150 Ton H-Frame Straightening Press

MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT

  • Black Oxide Finishing
  • Deep Freezers

 

Heat Treating Services

Hi-Tech Steel Treating offers a wide variety of heat treating services.
We’ll even pick up and drop off your project at your location!

  • Annealing– annealing used primarily to soften metals to improve machinability, facilitation of cold work and improvement of mechanical properties.
  • Straightening– a technique used to straighten bent or damaged parts by using presses and at times using heat to move metal.
  • Carbonitriding– a modified form of gas carburizing using carbon and nitrogen atoms that diffuse into the metal and increasing the surface hardness of the metal.
  • Flame Hardening– the process of applying a flame directly to portions of certain steels and irons. This process hardens selective surface areas of the part.
  • Steam Treating– a process where metal parts are exposed to high-pressure steam in order to create a thin layer of iron oxide on the surface of the part or tool. This process allows a part or tool to have a longer life and better resistance to wear and tear.
  • Deep freezing– Deep freezing or cold treatment at approx.. -100 degrees Fahrenheit mininum enhances the transformation of austenite to martensite to help improve the stress relief of machine parts.
  • Vacuum Ferritic Nitro Carburizing– a process where nitrogen and carbon are diffused into the surface of a part that is in a ferritic condition producing a thin white layer at a temperature between 1025 to 1100 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Carbon restoration– re-establishes the proper carbon content on the surface of a steel part. This type of metal treating is usually applied to alloy steel forgings or castings that are intended for applications that have critical mechanical performance requirements
  • GasCarburizing– a process when carbon is dissolved in the surface layers of parts in low carbon steels. Once they’ve been hardened, these steels can be used as parts for machines or other applications.
  • Normalizing–  It is held at that temperature for a period of time and then allowed to air-cool. This process allows new grains to form, resulting in grain refinement that reduces stress and to improve machinability.
  • Tool Steel Hardening– Hi-Tech Steel takes every precaution to ensure your tool steel is heated and treated the proper way, by staying up to date on the latest tool steel hardening technology and processes. We will test to ensure your tool has reached the proper level of hardness and strength
  • High-Speed Hardening– used when tool steel is involved. There are particular types of tool steels, which are developed specifically as cutting tools. To make this type of tool tough and long-lasting, it requires a high-speed hardening process.
  • Black Oxide– a type of conversion coating that is formed when tool parts are immersed in an alkaline aqueous salt solution that is operated at about 285 degrees Fahrenheit. The reaction of the iron of the ferrous alloy and the hot oxide bath will produce a milf corrosion resistant surface.
  • Vacuum Hardening– an environmentally friendly and environmentally clean way of treating steel. Vacuum furnace heat treatment is a type of process that can heat materials, typically metals, to very high temperatures and carry out processes such as: Annealing, austenitize, precipitation hardening, aging, stress relieving with high consistency and low contaminition.
  • Induction Hardening– a form of heat treatment in which selective areas of steel parts are surface and through harden by using electromagnetic induction as a source of heat. The heating times are usually rapid – typically a matter or seconds.

We pride ourselves on our high-quality standards as well as maintaining both competitive pricing and a second to none delivery service.

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