Heat Treat and Thermal Processing Systems
Surface is your partner for any high technology thermal processing and heat treat project. Our customers trust our expertise in mechanical design, controls engineering, heat transfer, thermodynamics and kinetics that has led to many advances in the heat treat and thermal processing industry. Surface has designed and installed many diverse thermal processing systems, from proprietary burner designs to complete steel and aluminum mill furnace solutions, as well as silicon annealing to chemical weapon destruction. Our rugged construction methods and materials maximize manufacturing uptime and minimize heat treat furnace and equipment maintenance. Surface takes pride in finding innovative solutions to produce higher quality products more efficiently that can also meet our customer's specific process needs.
Surface's vast heat treat product line includes many batch furnace configurations to meet customer specified thermal processing and production requirements. From our signature Allcase® Batch Integral Quench Furnace to tried and proven vacuum furnace options to customized engineered products, we manufacture batch equipment to serve almost every market and any heat treat process.
Surface manufactures customized continuous heat treat furnaces to match your higher volume production or one-piece flow needs. Our large installed base of equipment is a testament to our proven ability to design and implement for your individual thermal processing specifications. We have the ideal continuous solution to drive your business—cast and mesh belt furnaces, roller and rotary hearth furnaces, and pusher roller and tray furnaces.
Surface's pioneering achievements in combustion and generation of protective atmospheres led to the most complete line of atmosphere heat treating equipment available today, including automated atmosphere furnaces. We manufacture standard and customized equipment to meet individual processing specifications as well as industry leading atmosphere generators.
For 50+ years, Surface has manufactured vacuum furnace equipment. Our expanding product line includes the Power Convection® Single Chamber Vacuum Furnace with 2- and 6-Bar quenching capability and the Multi-Chamber Furnace family including 2-Chamber, 3-Chamber and CloverleafTM. The VacuDraw®High Convection Vacuum Purged Temper Furnace enables high production, low-temperature vacuum processing.
Surface offers reliable, easy to maintain, economical on-site atmosphere furnace gas generators with the latest technologies. This includes the benchmark RX® Endothermic Gas Generator, DX® Exothermic Gas Generator, and custom engineered generators.
Surface offers a full line of process control systems for heat treat applications, from basic single loop controls to advanced Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. The control systems are fully integrated with equipment process and motion hardware for efficient production.
Flexibility to meet daily changing requirements is the reason most industries prefer Surface heat treat furnaces. Our companion equipment allows for efficient, reliable load handling as well as integration of auxiliary processes, simple future expansion, and furnace refurbishment.