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Largest & Most Sophisticated Drop Bottoms in the World
CEC has manufactured some of the largest and most sophisticated Drop Bottoms in the world. Our drop-bottoms are carefully engineered to assure strict temperature uniformity in both the furnace and the quenchant, meeting military and AMS specs. Drop Bottom furnaces are used when material properties are critical and the time from solution heat treating to quench must be minimal.
CEC has a standard line of furnaces covered in our Drop Bottom System (DBS) series. For instance a DBS 200 is 200 cubic feet (5.6 cubic meters) of load basket capacity. CEC units range in sizes from 50 cubic feet (1.4 cubic meters) to 300 cubic feet (8.4 cubic meters) in standard configurations and designs. Mobile Quench tanks can be heated, cooled and % Glycol can be controlled.
Critical material Properties
Drop Bottom furnaces are used when material properties are critical and the time from solution heat treating to quench must be minimal.
This drawing shows an installation designed, built and installed by CEC in 2012 for large forged aluminum rings. This is one of the largest two drop bottoms in the world both of which were made by CEC.
Many Different Applications
CEC has manufactured drop bottom furnaces for:
- Wing and fuselage sheet
- Forged rings and other critical parts
CEC has built some of the largest and most sophisticated Drop Bottoms in the world. We have installed machines that have up to 20,000 lbs (9091 kg) load capacity with a load width of 23'(7.0m). CEC has built tower type Drop Bottom furnaces that can process wing struts or similar long extrusions for aerospace applications.
Call today and see why companies such as Boeing, Bell Helicopter, Scot Forge, Ladish and other fine companies bring their most stringent applications to CEC for processing in drop bottom furnaces.