Steel

Premier Thermal Capabilities by Plant

Premier Thermal provides comprehensive metal treatment solutions for your most
challenging products. We treat ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and serve as your
expert partner every step of the way.

Spheroidize Annealing

Spheroidize annealing produces microstructure of globular carbides in a ferritic matrix. This microstructure is
achieved in a few different ways:

Shot Blasting

Shot blasting is the process in which a blasting media (shot) is used to clean the surface of steel, eliminating old coatings, rust, scale, etc.

Quench And Temper

Quench and Temper process provides strength and toughness throughout the part being processed. It is a two-
stage heat treat process that includes hardening and tempering processes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pickle and Oil

Stage 1 – Pickling:
The purpose of pickling is to remove contaminates from the surface of the steel such as scale, stains, or rust.
Sulfuric acid is commonly used for its high rate of corrosive properties. The acid will attack the steel surface
creating soot and will leave the surface of the steel texturized for post processing.

Phosphate and Lube Coating

Phosphates are available in light and heavy versions with a base of zinc, iron or manganese. In addition, there
are several types of lubrications available like sodium stearate, polymer and molybdenum-disulfide. Depending
on the application, one can choose the appropriate combination of phosphate and lubrication to optimize the
forming operation.

Normalizing

Normalizing is a type of annealing in which steel is austenitized (heated above a critical temperature), held for a
specified time, and then cooled in air.

 

Isothermal Anneal

Isothermal anneal is a two-stage process involving austenitizing the material first at preferred temperature and
subsequently cooling to and holding at a specific temperature to complete the transformation.

Annealing

The annealing process involves heating up the material slightly above its austenitizing temperature and then controlled cooling it from there. In annealing, the material can be cooled in the furnace either isothermally or non-isothermally. By controlling the cooling rate the hardness and the ductility of the material can be controlled.

Annealing brings the material to its initial strain-free state via three stages – recovery, recrystallization and grain growth.

Construction/Heavy Equipment

Construction/Heavy Equipment

End Users Include

  • Caterpillar
  • John Deere
  • Timken

Typical Applications

  • Bulldozers
  • Cranes
  • Excavators
  • Mixers
  • Graders
  • Trenchers
  • Loaders
Material Handling

Material Handling

Typical Applications

  • Automated Guided Vehicles
  • Conveyors
  • Cranes
  • Forklifts
  • Hydraulic Lifts

Medical Equipment

End Users Include

  • GE
  • Stryker

Typical Applications

  • Dentistry
  • Medical furniture
  • Surgical equipment
Wire Rope

Wire Rope

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Heavy Truck

Heavy Truck (Class 8)

End Users Include

  • Meritor
  • Volvo

Typical Applications

  • Brake Systems
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Hitch
  • Powertrain Systems
  • Steering Systems
Defense

Military/Defense

End Users Include

  • Bell
  • Boeing
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Sikorsky

Typical Applications

  • Firearms
  • Missile Systems
  • Aircraft Components
  • Avionics
  • Naval Systems
  • Ground Support Vehicles
  • Space
  • Manned Aerial Vehicle
  • Armament Systems
  • All Terrain Vehicles

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Railway

Railway

Typical Applications

  • Brake Systems
  • Engine Systems
  • Hitch Systems
  • Ramp Systems
  • Turbo Systems
Recreational Equipment

Recreational Equipment

Typical Applications

  • Engine Systems
  • Cylinder Rods
  • Suspension Systems
  • Transmission Systems
Mobile equipment

Mobile Equipment

End Users Include

  • Caterpillar
  • BOSS

Typical Applications

  • Graders
  • Haulers
  • Refuse Trucks
  • Salt Trucks
  • Snow Plows
Energy

Energy

End Users Include

  • FMC
  • GE

Typical Applications

  • Fracking
  • Gas and Oil
  • Seismic Imagining
  • Solar
  • Wind Turbine
Agriculture

Agriculture

End Users Include

  • CAT
  • John Deere

Typical Applications

  • Drill Equipment
  • Harvesters
  • Hay & Forage Equipment
  • Irrigation & Crop Processing Equipment
  • Planting Equipment
  • Spraying Equipment
  • Tractors

Marine

End Users Include

  • Mercury Marine
  • Seakeeper

Typical Applications

  • Anchor Systems
  • Engine Systems
  • Cylinder Rods
  • Propeller Systems
Aerospace

Aerospace

End Users Include

  • Bell Helicopter
  • Boeing
  • Honeywell
  • Rolls-Royce
  • SpaceX
  • UTC Aerospace Systems

Typical Applications

  • Aircraft Body
  • Brake Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Engine Systems
  • Interior Cabin
  • Landing Gear
  • Propulsion Systems

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Auto

Automotive

End Users Include

  • FCA
  • Ford
  • GM
  • Honda
  • Tesla
  • Toyota

Typical Applications

  • Brake Systems
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Powertrain Systems
  • Steering Systems