Heat Treat Furnaces
The heat treating of metal castings and some fabricated parts is used to achieve desired strength, hardness ductility and/or electrical properties. Often the part is quenched after heating in a furnace. Heat treat furnace operations vary greatly in the time associated with loading and time spend within the furnace. In cases where the furnace is unloaded after a long time interval spend in the furnace, the installation of an industrial robot may not be justifiable because of the long idle time. In such cases, unloading is usually performed by an operator who also performs other tasks.
KeywordsIdle Time Industrial Robot Metal Casting Displace Worker Rotary Hearth Furnace
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