STC® (Short Time Cycle) Furnace

Available though a license agreement with Daido Steel, the STC® (Short Time Cycle) furnace is a roller hearth batch furnace that performs an impressive variety of annealing processes. The furnace can be automated to charge and discharge without the assistance of operators, and it can process wire and rod coil, pipe, bar stock, and parts for cold forgings.

The STC® offers many advantages over typical batch furnaces, such as:

  • Shorter heating cycles by up to 20%
  • Superior temperature uniformity
  • 40% fuel savings
  • Significantly better product quality
  • No decarburization
  • No reprocessing
  • Less than 1% product variability
  • Low maintenance
  • Low operating costs

Features include:

  • Automatic loading and unloading
  • Fiber lining
  • Recuperative burners
  • State-of-the-art supervisory controls

To learn more about our STC heat treating furnace technology and related equipment contact Thomas Walsh at