Woodward, Inc. Selects SyncroTherm® Heat Treating System from ALD-Holcroft

ALD-Holcroft, Wixom, MI, has entered into an agreement with Woodward, Inc. headquartered in Fort Collins, CO to provide a fully-integrated SyncroTherm vacuum heat treating system which will perform austenitizing, vacuum brazing, gas quenching, cryogenic treating and tempering operations, all integrated within a single, compact heat treating cell. The system will be installed at Woodward’s new Rock Cut Campus in Rockford, IL.

SyncroTherm has now penetrated the automotive drivetrain, consumer tool, textile, bearing and commercial heat treating markets; this marks the first application in the aerospace industry. In addition to its NADCAP (National Aerospace And Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) support capabilities, it will be comprised of five (5) independently controlled hot zones, each rated for load sizes of 24”x20”x9” high and up to 110 pounds. SyncroTherm systems operate using recipe selectable high pressure gas quench, and incorporate support processes such as cryogenic and temper sequences in a fully automated, lights-out fashion. Individual part tracking and complete process history retention are key functions within the system in addition to a reliably consistent process cadence.

Woodward will use the unique ability of SyncroTherm to maintain a required factory takt time, bringing a more automotive-style production capability to the aerospace and energy markets.

About Woodward, Inc.

Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control system solutions and components for the aerospace and energy markets. The company's innovative fluid, combustion, electrical, and motion control systems help customers offer cleaner, more reliable, and more efficient equipment. Our customers include leading original equipment manufacturers and end users of their products. Woodward is a global company headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. Visit their website at www.woodward.com.

About ALD-Holcroft

ALD-Holcroft manufactures vacuum-based thermal processing systems for the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Products include ModulTherm®, SyncroTherm® and DualTherm® high performance vacuum furnace systems. For additional information on our vacuum based product offerings call ALD-Holcroft Vacuum Technologies Co., Inc. at (248) 668-4130, or visit their website at www.ald-holcroft.com.

ALD-Holcroft Vacuum Technologies Co. Inc

49630 Pontiac Trail, Wixom MI 48393-2009

Phone: (248)668-4130 Fax: (248)624-3710

Email: sales@ALD-Holcroft.com

Web: www.ALD-Holcroft.com

For More Information:

Bill Gornicki

Vice President Sales Marketing


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