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Metals Processing Capabilities


Alro Steel’s two furnaces in Jackson, MI

Thermal Processing

Stress Relieving diminishes the residual stress in steel caused by working the material (i.e. flame cutting, forming, rolling, casting, machining, welding, bending, straightening). This is accomplished by reheating the steel then cooling it at a slower rate.

Normalizing is accomplished by heating the metal above the transformation temperature, then cooling it in still or slightly agitated air.

Annealing is accomplished by heating the metal just below the transformation temperature, then cooling in a controlled cycle which limits the cooling rate and brings the temperature down slowly.
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Our furnaces are 96” wide x 144” long by 54” high with a weight capacity of 30,000 lbs
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Alro’s thermal processing services gets you this much closer to your finished product.
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Order flame cut to customer specifications, annealed, and ready to ship to your location

Equipment Temperature Length of
Program
Minimum Hole Size Max Plate
Capacity
Materials
Annealing 1400°F (max) 23 hours n/a 96" x 114" Carbon / Alloys Only
Normalizing 1650°F (max) 9 hours n/a 96" x 114" Carbon / Alloys Only
Stress Relieving 1300°F (max) 9 hours n/a 96" x 114" Carbon / Alloys Only
This chart is a guideline only. For more specifc information, please contact your Alro representative.