Lindberg/MPH Ships Electrically Heated Homocarb Pit Furnace to Power Industry

RIVERSIDE, Mich. (PRWEB) January 22, 2020

Lindberg/MPH announced the shipment of an Electrically Heated Homocarb Pit Furnace to a manufacturer in the power industry. This pit furnace is designed with a maximum operating temperature of 1750°F and gross workload of 1600 lbs. Temperature uniformity of +/- 25°F at 1650°F was documented with a 9-point profile test.

The furnace can accommodate a work basket with a 25" diameter that is 48" deep providing a clear work volume of 13.64 ft3. A retort minimizes atmosphere consumption and furnace conditioning time between loads. The cover lid utilizes an electrically operated boom lift which provides ease of loading and unloading. An upper furnace fence guard was also installed on the furnace to provide added safety.

This pit furnace is designed with the capability to use Homocarb fluid for the furnace atmosphere. It is also designed with a forced cooling system which accelerates cooling of the load while still under a protective atmosphere.

“The Homocarb Fluid Atmosphere system pumps the Homocarb Fluid through a furnace inlet tube to a heated target suspended from the cover inside the furnace chamber. This ensures that the fluid is dissociated to create the furnace atmosphere before it comes into contact with the customer workload.” – Bill St. Thomas, Business Development Manager

Unique features of this Lindberg/MPH Homocarb Pit Furnace include:

  • Circulation fan for optimum atmosphere and heat distribution
  • Temperature uniformity of +/-25°F at 1650°F
  • Refractory lining featuring thermally efficient ceramic fiber insulating modules
  • Retort to contain process atmosphere
  • Homocarb fluid atmosphere capability
  • Electrically operated cover lift
  • Upper furnace fence guard

About Lindberg/MPH

Lindberg/MPH is a leading manufacturer of standard and custom industrial heat treat furnaces, including pit, box, IQ, hot stamp, and belt type for the ferrous and non-ferrous markets. Lindberg/MPH customers cover a wide range of industries including aerospace/military, automotive, commercial heat treating, energy/oil, electronics and the forging markets. Founded in 1912, the company has more than 75,000 industrial furnace installations worldwide and their equipment is backed by a full range of customer support services and the most extensive replacement parts inventory in the industry. Lindberg/MPH is a proven leader in the thermal processing industry, with a long track record of proven policies and management practices.

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Episcopal Relief & Development Provides Assistance After Disasters in the Philippines

NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 22, 2020

Episcopal Relief & Development is providing emergency assistance through the Episcopal CARE Foundation (E-CARE), the relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines, to communities impacted by several recent natural disasters in the Southern Tagalog provinces of the Philippines.

Since October 2019, the Philippines has been struck by a succession of natural disasters. The Province of Cotabato was hit with multiple magnitude 6 and higher earthquakes which affected more than 300,000 people, causing many to evacuate to temporary shelters. The municipalities of Tulunan and Makilala were particularly hard hit by the quakes and aftershocks. The earthquakes were followed by Typhoon Phanfone on Christmas Day which passed through the central islands of the Philippines with 125 mph winds and damaging rainfall. Most recently, the eruption of the Taal volcano caused the evacuation of more than 53,000 people, according to the United Nations.

E-CARE has responded to these emergencies through their local networks and contacts, focusing on taking advantage of existing assets in the communities. The agency is also working to purchase land to help relocate individuals and families that are unable to return to their homes as the areas have been declared uninhabitable by the local government. With the support of Episcopal Relief & Development, E-CARE is also providing disaster risk reduction training and assistance in rebuilding farms, crops and other sustainable sources of income.

“E-CARE typically responds to emergencies within the country by mobilizing local assets and resources,” said Nagulan Nessiah, Senior Program Officer, Disaster Risk Reduction for Episcopal Relief & Development. “In this case, the successive disasters have overwhelmed local resources. Episcopal Relief & Development is accompanying E-CARE as they continue to respond to the needs of impacted communities.”

Please pray for all those affected by this crisis. Donations to the Disaster Response Fund will help Episcopal Relief & Development continue to provide emergency assistance to individuals and families affected by the earthquakes, typhoon and volcano eruption, as well as the earthquakes in Puerto Rico and the fires in Australia.


For over 75 years, Episcopal Relief & Development has been working together with supporters and partners for lasting change around the world. Each year the organization facilitates healthier, more fulfilling lives for more than 3 million people struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease. Inspired by Jesus’ words in Matthew 25, Episcopal Relief & Development leverages the expertise and resources of Anglican and other partners to deliver measurable and sustainable change in three signature program areas: Women, Children and Climate.

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Plataine Announces New Patent Grant for Multi-Dimensional Resource Optimization in the Manufacture of 3D Elements

WALTHAM, Mass. (PRWEB) January 22, 2020

Plataine Inc., a leading provider of Industrial IoT (IIoT) and AI-based software for Advanced Manufacturing Optimization, has announced today that it has been granted a United States Patent #10310492B2 titled “Multi-dimensional resource optimization in the manufacture of three-dimensional elements”.

Plataine’s new patent presents a digital method for production floor optimization and efficiency for manufacturers producing three-dimensional (3D) products by cutting a 3D block of material.

Digitizing and Optimizing the decision-making workflow where manufacturing 3D elements are complex, as the various shaped pieces may theoretically be placed in any three-dimensional orientation imaginable. The new patent leads to higher material utilization, increases throughput, and reduces operational costs. It enables automated optimization of resources used in the manufacturing of three-dimensional elements (including odd shapes and remnants), by generating an automated production plan that concurrently accounts for the range of available resources and makes optimal use of them based on the manufacturers' goals and constraints.

“We’re excited to receive, once again, recognition by the US Patent and Trademark Office, for our innovation. We will continue to pursue our goal to create the most advanced Industrial IoT software available, as well as to protect its value with registered patents,” said Avner Ben-Bassat, President & CEO at Plataine. “Manufacturers understand the immense opportunities that AI & IIoT hold for production efficiency and improved on-time, on-quality delivery. Plataine is proud to be at the cutting-edge of the process that turns production facilities into smart digital factories,” Ben-Bassat adds.

Plataine’s award-winning manufacturing optimization solutions provide intelligent, connected Digital Assistants for production floor management and staff, empowering manufacturers to make optimized decisions in real-time, every time based on sophisticated AI algorithms.

About Plataine

Plataine is the leading provider of Industrial IoT and AI-based optimization solutions for advanced manufacturing. Plataine’s solutions provide intelligent, connected Digital Assistants for production floor management and staff, empowering manufacturers to make optimized decisions in real-time, every time. Plataine’s patent-protected technologies are used by leading manufacturers worldwide, including Airbus, GE, Renault F1® Team, IAI, Triumph, General Atomics, TPI Composites, AAT Composites and MT Aerospace. Plataine partners with Google Cloud, Siemens PLM, McKinsey & Company, TE Wire & Cable, VIRTEK, the AMRC with Boeing, and CTC GmbH (an Airbus Company), to advance the ‘Factory of the Future’ worldwide. For this work, Plataine has received a Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan and Innovation Awards from the JEC and CompositesUK organizations, as well as the Shanghai Society of Aeronautics (SSA). For more information, visit:

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