Car Bottom & Tip-Up
Wellman Furnaces' Car Bottom Furnaces can be provided for annealing, normalizing and stress relieving bars, tubes, forgings, large weldments and castings and can be gas fired or electrically heated with either guillotine or bulk head doors. Sand or pneumatically operated mechanical car seals are available.
Wellman Furnaces' Tip-Up Furnaces are used where better atmosphere control and temperature uniformity are necessary. Alternate load/unload methods are available.
A direct gas fired Tip-Up Furnace with a car bottom hearth is shown below for normalizing alloy steel castings. This system combines the Tip-Up advantages of a tight seal and better temperature uniformity with the convenience of loading and unloading on a moveable car with a refractory hearth.