Can-Eng Furnaces International Limited Announces Successful Start-Up of New Railway Axle Forging Plant


AXIS LLC (a joint venture between major North American rail car builders and assembly/parts providers) announces the successful start-up of the first new railway axle forging plant in United States in more than 40 years.

CAN-ENG FURNACES INTERNATIONAL LIMITED supplied, installed and commissioned a 20 tph Rotary Ring Hearth Reheating Furnace, Robotic Manipulator, High Pressure Descale System and 20 tph Walking Beam Normalize/Temper Furnaces. In addition, CAN-ENG FURNACES INTERNATIONAL LIMITED provided the Level II Automation for the line, numerous in-line conveyors, and walking beam cooling beds. The plant is designed for the heating, forging and heat treatment of double length railway axles destined for domestic and global markets. Located in Paragould, AR on a green field site, the AXIS facility is the most modern plant of its kind in the world.

For more information contact Michael Klauck P.Eng at mklauck@can-eng.com.

Can-Eng Furnaces Ltd. (www.can-eng.com) is a leading North American designer and manufacturer of industrial heat treating equipment. Can-Eng product lines include: Continuous Mesh Belt Furnace Systems, Continuous Steel Long Product Heat Treatment Systems, Rotary Hearth Furnace Systems, Plate Quench and Temper Furnace Systems, Plate Normalizing Furnaces Systems, Basketless Heat Treatment Systems, T4, T5, T6, T7 Heat Treatment Systems, plus a wide array of custom furnaces solutions. Can-Eng also offers a comprehensive After-market Support Team delivering system upgrades, technical support and replacement parts.

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