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Addison, Ill.-based Overton Gear Corp., a supplier of custom gears for the wind, transportation and construction industries, has completed a 10,000 square-foot expansion of its heat-treating facility. New additions include two state-of-the-art carburizing furnaces that employ the latest U.S. and European technologies, along with an 84-inch quench press. This complements the company's existing five pit furnaces and five integral quench furnaces.

"The expansion gives us capabilities unrivaled in the industry," says Louis Ertel, president and CEO. "We can now heat-treat gears up to 90 inches in diameter, and our new quench press is believed to be the largest in the world."

According to the company, the quench press minimizes distortion during the hardening process by varying the pressure and quench oil flow. The new vertical pit furnaces are state-of-the-art carburizing furnaces that accept work pieces up to 80 inches in diameter and 100 inches long.


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