Aluminum Pre-Heat Conveyor Furnace
IHT manufactures a line of Aluminum Billet Conveyor Pre-Heat Furnaces for forging and extrusion processes. These furnaces are based on the rapid infrared heating technology developed jointly between Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Infrared Heating Technologies. The rapid IR processing results in a finer grain structure and subsequently better metallurgy in the subsequently forged part than those heated with conventional techniques.
Award Winning Technology
Rapid Infrared processing of aluminum forgings has been recognized as one of the top 100 new technologies of 2004 by R&D Magazine.
The R&D 100 award was given for Advanced Heating System for High-Performance Aluminum Hot Forging. This system was developed by Queen City Forging Company, in association with the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Forging Industry Association of Cleveland, Bostons Northeastern University, and Infrared Heating Technologies of Oak Ridge.