Products

New Equipment – World-Class Designs built to World- Class Standards

Jeff McLaughlin, the founder of McLaughlin Services, started his career as the maintenance manager at a family owned heat treat shop (ATTI in Kendallville, IN). After years of hands-on experience operating & repairing equipment, he eventually realized he could build better equipment than anything currently on the market. Equipment that was not only better performing, but built to last and easy to maintain. Today, McLaughlin Services manufactures world-class furnaces. Their engineering staff is capable of designing custom engineered equipment designed specifically for the customer’s process and product. McLaughlin Services manufactures a wide variety of furnaces, including temper furnaces, car bottom furnaces, belt furnaces, etc. They also manufacture ancillary equipment such as endothermic gas generators, load cars, load tables, cooling tables, and ladle preheaters. No project is too big or too small. All are built to exacting standards, or the McLaughlin name won’t be on them.

Rebuilt Furnaces – Better than New

McLaughlin Services rebuilds all types of furnaces, and is the largest rebuilder of furnaces in the nation. Most (but not all) are rebuilt at McLaughlin’s state-of-art manufacturing facility. The furnaces are stripped down to the shell, and then sandblasted down to the bare metal. Warped metal is straightened or replaced, and cracks are repaired & reinforced. The lining is re-bricked including proprietary hearth and door lintel designs. The combustion system is upgraded with fuel efficient burners and state-of-art controls. Door and elevator mechanicals are upgraded with rugged, yet easy to maintain systems. With years of experience, McLaughlin knows the weaknesses and typical failure modes of most furnaces. When rebuilding the furnace, many items are reinforced for longer life. Many components are upgraded to modern, more robust designs. When complete, the rebuilt furnace is better than when it was first built.

Temper Furnaces

McLaughlin Services offers temper furnaces with a variety of design options. We offer both electric and gas-fired heating systems. Single door or double door models are available. We offer skid hearth or roller hearth models. We also offer optional stainless lined interiors for the most demanding applications.

Our gas-fired furnaces utilize a proprietary dual-blower burner system. The system operates at optimum fuel efficiency at the higher temperature range. At lower temperatures, the secondary blower introduces additional air for better temperature uniformity. The standard uniformity is less than +/- 15 degrees Fahrenheit across an operating range of 300 to 1400 degrees F, We also offer tighter uniformity based on the application. This tight uniformity results in better product quality for the customer. Furthermore, the control system allows a controlled-ramp cool down of the load for faster turnaround time.

This means more production output through the furnace. Overall, our furnace performance is unmatched by any of the competition. We combine our advanced design with the rugged construction you’ve come to expect from McLaughlin Services. We use robust components for reliability and long life. Our circulation fans are precisely balanced for smooth operation. Our door cylinders are generously sized. Our controls are state-of-art and operator friendly. We utilize heavy duty materials combined with the highest quality workmanship. The result is a furnace built to perform, and built to last.

A Variety of Designs All of the Highest Quality



Car Bottom Furnaces

We custom design our car bottom furnaces to meet the exacting needs of our customers. We start from the ground up. We assist our customers with the rail and floor design. Our cars are designed to withstand the heaviest of loads. Our support piers are engineered to provide stable loading and uniform heating around (and under) the load.

Our furnaces utilize pulse-fired combustion systems for optimum fuel efficiency. Combined with velocity style burners, the pulse-fired system also produces optimum temperature uniformity. This uniformity is usually less than +/- 15 degrees Fahrenheit across an operating range of 250 to 2100 degrees F, even on the largest of furnaces. This tight uniformity results in better product quality for the customer. We then take it a step further. Our proprietary control system allows the user to profile the combustion of each individual burner. This prevents flame impingement and/or hot spots on odd shaped loads.

Furthermore, the control system allows a controlled ramp cool down of the load for faster turnaround time. This means more production output through the furnace. Overall, our furnace performance is unmatched by any of the competition. We combine our advanced design with the rugged construction you’ve come to expect from McLaughlin Services. We use robust components for reliability and long life. We utilize heavy duty materials combined with the highest quality workmanship. The result is a furnace built to perform, and built to last.

Custom Engineered for the Product and Process



Endothermic Gas Generators

Our Goal was to produce the best endothermic gas generator in the world. We started from the ground up with our proprietary retort – designed for long life, and engineered to produce consistently high quality gas.

We then engineered our heating system – designed for uniform heat transfer to the retort. Our generator utilizes self-recuperative burners for improved fuel efficiency. The heating system consumes less than half the energy compared to the atmospheric burner design of the competition. The system is easy to commission, and low maintenance.

Our hinged shell design folds open to provide easy access to the retort for servicing or replacement. The shell is insulated with advanced refractory material to provide low skin temperatures.

We set new industry standards with our revolutionary Tru-Mix Mixing System. Our patent-pending mixing system was designed to produce accurate mixing, which produces consistently high-quality endogas under a wide range of demands. It precisely controls the air/gas ratio based on dewpoint. The system is fast responding in the event of large swings in flow (as furnaces go online or offline). The carbon level recovers in minutes, not hours. It accurately adapts to minor changes in the environment to produce true tracking of the setpoint. Our Tru-Mix system offers the highest endogas turndown range in the industry.

While the competitors ‘claim’ high turndown, we truly deliver.

We combined these state-of-art systems with a high-efficiency, compact cooling system, automatic burnout system, safety valves, and an operator friendly touchscreen interface. The end result – high performance, high efficiency, low maintenance, and operator friendly. Simply put: the best generator in the world.

Specifications:

Capacity: 4000 cfh endogas maximum, 500 cfh minimum
Turndown: 8:1
Footprint Dimensions: 83” x 100” (Approximate)
Natural Gas Input: 1100 scfh @ 2 psi minimum inlet pressure
Electrical: 30 Amps

“The Most Advanced Generator in the World”



Nitriding Furnaces

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Rebuilt Furnaces – Better than New

McLaughlin Services rebuilds all types of furnaces, and is the largest rebuilder of furnaces in the nation. Most (but not all) are rebuilt at McLaughlin’s state-of-art manufacturing facility. The furnaces are stripped down to the shell, and then sandblasted down to the bare metal. Warped metal is straightened or replaced, and cracks are repaired & reinforced. The lining is re-bricked including proprietary hearth and door lintel designs. The combustion system is upgraded with fuel efficient burners and state-of-art controls. Door and elevator mechanicals are upgraded with rugged, yet easy to maintain systems. With years of experience, McLaughlin knows the weaknesses and typical failure modes of most furnaces. When rebuilding the furnace, many items are reinforced for longer life. Many components are upgraded to modern, more robust designs. When complete, the rebuilt furnace is better than when it was first built.

We Rebuild Vacuum Pump Systems

McLaughlin Services rebuilds all types of pumps no matter the manufacturer. Most (but not all) are rebuilt at McLaughlin’s state-of-art manufacturing facility. The pumps are cleaned and sealed. Broken components are fixed or replaced, and cracks are repaired & reinforced. The lining is tested for leaks and quality seal. With years of experience, McLaughlin knows the weaknesses and typical failure modes of vacuum pumps. When rebuilding the pump, many items are reinforced for longer life. Many components are upgraded to modern, more robust designs. When complete, the rebuilt pump is better than when it was first built.