Nelson Heat Treating Co., Inc.

Oil Quenching of Latches for the Construction Industry

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Latch for Cement Forms
Latch for Cement Forms


Backed by our 65+ years of hands-on experience and continuous research into metallurgy and modern heat treating technologies, our services at Nelson Heat Treating Co., Inc. attract customers from a diverse range of industries. Designed for use as a latch for the cement forms used on foundations, we process the product highlighted here for a client in the construction industry.

This part features dimensions of 0.13" in length x 4.25" in width and is fabricated from 0.025" thick low carbon 10B22 steel. Since we process a considerable volume of these parts, we utilize our computer controlled shaker furnace in order to achieve consistent mechanical and metallurgical properties from lot to lot. After heating the latch in a controlled atmosphere to 1,620°F, we quench the workpieces in an oil medium to provide the optimal proportion between hardness and toughness. Our automated furnace incorporates an integrated quench tank, and we keep the bath at a very uniform temperature to ensure process repeatability and consistent and predictable results for each production run.

The client specifications call for hardness of Rockwell C 36-39. Inside our quality lab, our technicians execute numerous tests to ensure we satisfy this requirement. We process 10,000 lbs. to 30,000 lbs. a month of this product for this client on a monthly basis, typically on a 7 to 10 day turnaround. Thanks to the talents of our motivated workforce, we never experience any delays or quality issues.

If you are interested in learning more about our company or our heat treating processes, contact us today.

Latches Project Highlights

Project Name & Description
Latch for Cement Forms used on Foundations
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Heat Treatment
  • Oil Quenched
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
Shaker Furnace
Temperature: 1620 °F
Overall Part Dimensions
Thickness: 0 .025"
Length: 5 1/3"
Width: 4 ½"
Material Used
10B22 Steel
Industry for Use
In Process Testing/Inspection Performed
Rockwell Hardness: 36 to 39 RC
10,000 lbs. to 30,000 lbs. a month
Delivery/Turnaround Time
7 to 10 days
Standards Met
Customer Specification

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