Celebrating 50 years of innovative bell-type batch annealing furnace designs, RAD-CON, Inc. (Cleveland, OH USA) engineers, manufactures, installs, and supports high-capacity, robust systems to the wire and wire-rod industry. RAD-CON established itself as the technology leader by pioneering innovations in convection design, atmosphere analysis and temperature control of bell annealing equipment.
Efficient performance of the system's convection flow is critically important to the end-quality of the annealed material. RAD-CON's 100% Hydrogen Super-High Convection (H2SHC)(TM) system utilizes the most advanced fan designs combined with a 100% hydrogen atmosphere, resulting in greater temperature uniformity throughout the charge, low utility costs, and clean, decarb-free product every cycle. Today's control technology allows for ease of operation and maintenance of required advanced safety systems for 100% hydrogen, with redundant safety elements to eliminate operator error.
RAD-CON continues to change the industry with its development of the AC/APEx atmosphere control system. Coupling gas stream analysis with closed-loop process control improves the surface quality of the charge while minimizing the amount of atmosphere gas required.
Specializing in annealing systems that produce spheroidized Cold Heading Quality (CHQ) wire for the fastener industry, RAD-CON's experience also encompasses ferrous and non-ferrous applications in the agricultural, electrical, construction, spring, industrial, and communications industries. With designs derived in direct response to customers' needs, it is easy to see why RAD-CON has earned high praise and a well-deserved reputation for excellence worldwide.