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Nashville Division Adds Integral Quench Furnaces

Paulo Nashville has installed two AFC-Holcroft integral quench furnaces, bringing the total to 8 with complimentary equipment such as washing, tempering and rust preventative. The furnaces were built with Paulo’s proprietary integrated control systems ensuring repeatable, error-proofed processing.  They can process loads up to 36”x48”x36” and 4,000 pounds.  The furnaces are currently having uniformity tests completed and system accuracy checks and will be completed in the coming weeks.

New integral quench furnace installation
One of the two new Integral Quench furnaces undergoing installation.

The furnace line was extended to accommodate the new equipment which includes the addition of four tempering furnaces, pass thru washer and additional material handling and load building stations.  The additional capacity allows Paulo to better serve customers in the Southeast.  The furnaces have capabilities to provide through hardening, case hardening, and ferritic nitrocarburizing processes.

The installation is a milestone in the multi-year expansion of Nashville.  The expansion plan included the relocation the vacuum heat treatment department, expansion of the lab and testing area, a new shipping and receiving area that allows for improved staging processing of parts. Paulo is committed to investing in our facilities and remains committed to serving our customers and the market needs.

Founded in 1943, Paulo is one of the largest providers of heat treating, brazing, and metal finishing solutions in North America. Headquartered in St. Louis, Paulo operates five divisions servicing the mid-west, great lakes, and southeast regions of the United States. Paulo’s customers include leaders in a variety of industries.