More and more companies prefer in-house heat treating instead of shipping items to a heat treating company. There are many benefits to in-house heat treating and processing. With in-house equipment you have full control of the quality and time of the heat processing. In-house heat treating equipment also reduces costs over time. Most small companies that send out five or more products a week to be heat treated can pay for one heat treating machine within one year in shipping costs alone.
In-house heat treating and processing give companies freedom to choose when, how and how long heat treating items take. When you ship an item to a heat treating company you are at that company's mercy and may have to wait longer than expected for the items to return. To find the right type of heat treating equipment, choose between three different options:
1. Decide on a budget and discuss if your best option is to buy surplus or used heat treating equipment.
2. Review the amount of heat treated items that pass through the company on a regular basis, to see if your company requires automatic heat processing equipment.
3. Select manual heat treating machinery if your company does small to medium amounts of heat treating.
Save money with used or surplus heat treating equipmentUsed or surplus heat treating and processing equipment saves companies up to 50% of the price of new heat treating equipment. Companies who refurbish and sell used equipment thoroughly test the equipment before putting any heat treating or heat processing equipment on the market.
Buy automated industrial heat treating equipmentAutomated heat treating and processing equipment is used by companies that do large amounts of heat treating at one time. These automated systems use conveyor belts, flippers and other equipment so that one person can heat treat large quantities as fast as possible.
Find manual heat treating equipmentSuppliers of heat treating equipment provide companies with smaller equipment that takes longer to use. Manual equipment is cheaper than its automated counterparts. For companies that are just starting out or for companies with smaller amounts of heat treated items, these machines are a good way to go.
- The skills required to operate heat treating equipment vary by machine. Review all of the information and guidelines before purchasing any heat transfer equipment.