February 4, 2008
Addison, Illinois - Overton Chicago Gear 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"
in diameter and our new quench press is believed to be the largest in
Custom designed and manufactured, 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" diameter and 100" long. Each
is computer-controlled to continuously monitor the entire carburizing
process. Rapid cooling systems cool both the retort and workload.
Over the last year, the company has added new capabilities to meet
customers' gearing needs and completed a high-tech makeover of its brand
to better reflect its state-of-the-art facilities, high-tech processes,
and global capabilities.
Overton Chicago Gear has been supplying
high-quality gearing for more than 100 years. The company specializes in
custom gears for the marine, off-shore, locomotive, mining, wind energy,
transportation and construction industries, as well as OEMs across
various markets. Located in Addison, Illinois,
Overton Chicago Gear is an ISO
9001:2000 registered gear supplier. Its full-service offerings include
manufacture, inspection, heat treat, hard finishing, and tooth grinding
of spur, helical, and bevel gears.
For more information:
Louis Ertel, President and CEO
Overton Chicago Gear, Inc.
530 Westgate Drive
Addison, IL 60101
Phone: (630) 543-9570