Amsted Rail purchases AFC-Holcroft furnace line

AFS Corporate Member Amsted Rail (Chicago) a provider of fully integrated freight car systems for the heavy haul rail market, has added a new, complete AFC-Holcroft UBH line to meet a growing need for additional heat treatment capacity.

This purchase includes a batch style carburizing furnace, two expansion modules to increase endothermic generator gas output, a rotary hearth reheat furnace for press quenching, and a continuous integrated parts washer and temper furnace

“The batch furnace itself has an effective load size of 72 x 72 x 56 in. with a gross load capacity of 13,000 lbs., which is considered very large for this type of equipment but is in fact one of AFC-Holcroft’s standard sizes,” said Tracy Dougherty, sales manager, AFC-Holcroft.

Amsted Rail is a provider of fully integrated bogie systems for the heavy haul freight market, with facilities spanning 40 locations across 10 countries and six continents.