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Detroit Flame Hardening - Applications

Our Three Main Methods

Who Should Use Flame Hardening

Literally thousands of applications can be found for flame hardening. Its versatility makes it a natural for applications which must provide surface protection for parts that may be curved or straight, light or heavy, or cannot be economically hardened by other methods. It doesn't matter if parts are large, small or intricate. Any time a part is subjected to excessive wear, flame hardening can make that surface wear better.

 

Typical Industrial Applications

Agriculture
Automation
Automotive
Construction
Gear Manufacturers
Heavy Equipment
Machine Tool
 
Material Handling
Mining

Oil Field
Railroad
Ship Building
Steel Industry
Tool & Die


Typical Part Applications

Cams
Cast bed ways
Clamps
Crane wheels
Die inserts
Die rings
Fabricated bases
Feed Screws
Flasks
Gears
Machine ways
Mill rolls
Mold dies
Pallets
Punches
Rails
Rope drums
Shakers
Sheaves
Spiders
Spring pads
Sprockets
Stamping dies
Tracks
Trim dies
Wear pads


 

We use three main methods of Flame Hardening
 

Progressive:

In this method, the surface to be hardened is scanned, heated, and immediately quenched at a uniform speed. Speed depends on the desired depth of hardness.

 

Spinning:

Here, a part is surrounded by the flame heads and heated while being spun rapidly. When it reaches the proper temperature, it is lowered into, or sprayed with, the appropriate quenching media.

New High-Tech Spin Hardening:

Utilizing automated gas flow control, infrared temperature control, and available cycle charting, we can increase efficiency and guarantee consistency.

 

Combination - Spinning and Progressive:

As the name implies, this technique combines the two methods to provide uniform heating and quenching of a rotating part.