Kennesaw, GA (November 13, 2006) - Nissin Brake, a subsidiary of Nissin Kogyo Co. Ltd, has contracted with Consolidated Engineering Company (CEC) to install a third continuous roller hearth solution heat treatment and age (T-6) system. This system will double Nissin's casting processing capacity from 80 per hour to 160 per hour.
There were 3 main considerations when initial reviews were conducted. The first was the combination of rapid heat-up and thermal uniformity throughout the castings. The castings are safety critical steering components and must be heat treated precisely. The space allotted to the system in the facility was very tight, so CEC customized the design of the T-6 to meet these physical constrictions while providing very fast heat-up and tight temperature variations throughout the castings. The second challenge was in integrating with the SCADA data acquisition system, and the third was automation with the upstream/downstream processes. CEC addressed both of these points by working closely with Nissin Brake Ohio and Nissin Brake Georgia to integrate the T-6 and to capture all time/temperature data and storing this data for retrieval on demand.
"We are very pleased with the first two T-6 systems that CEC implemented," said Brian Buck, Project Engineer for Nissin Brake Georgia. "When the need arose for a third system, we did not hesitate to contact CEC again."
About Nissin Brake
Nissin Brake Ohio, Inc. was established by our parent company Nissin Kogyo Co. Ltd. in 1988. The company is a Tier 1 supplier of brake systems for automotive and non- automotive applications for their primary customers- Honda, Harley-Davidson and GM. Nissin Brake Georgia, Inc. was established in 2000 in Rock Spring, GA to expand their manufacturing base and support their customers. Nissin Brake Ohio, Inc. has multiple locations and employs approximately 800 associates in the Findlay manufacturing facility.
For nearly 50 years CEC has been building its reputation as a world leader in quality heat processing technology. Over the years CEC has experienced phenomenal growth with over 3,400 installations worldwide, of which 60% are from repeat customers. With a comprehensive background in innovative heat processing technologies, and 70 U.S. and foreign patents, CEC can help turn any heat processing challenge around by lowering labor costs through increased automation, efficient process control and reduced energy consumption, while maintaining consistent product quality. CEC specializes in Aluminum Heat Treatment Systems. For more information about CEC, visit www.cec-intl.com.
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