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Vacuum Heat Treating Webinar - Now On Demand


The process of vacuum heat treating requires consistent temperatures for high quality results. This joint discussion between Praxair and United Process Controls (UPC) will explain how having the right industrial gases, atmosphere control systems, and other key variables in place may help improve your overall vacuum heat treating process.

In this webinar, attendees will learn about: • Industrial gases and atmosphere control systems used in vacuum heat treatment furnaces • How industrial gases are supplied for vacuum carburizing heat treatment processes • How updated controls may improve product quality and repeatability in vacuum heat treating

If you couldn’t join us for the “Improving Your Vacuum Heat Treating with Industrial Gases and Process Control Systems” webinar or would like to watch it again, visit ASM International for a replay.

About the Speakers

Patrick Diggins is a business development manager for Praxair and has been with the company since 2005. He is currently responsible for new and existing customers with metals and material processing (MMP) and combustion applications in the southeastern United States. Diggins has over 20 years of experience in aluminum and brass foundries with multiple commercial heat treat companies including Paulo, MIC, and CCHT. He has held a number of positions throughout his career as a supervisor, process engineer, plant manager, general manager, and in technical sales. Diggins has a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering management from the University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR).

Patrick Torok was named vice president of heat treat sales and marketing for United Process Controls Inc. in 2008. He has over 34 years of experience in the design, marketing, and implementation of metals heat treat process controls and sensors. Torok’s experience includes a 13-year tenure at Marathon Monitors Inc. (MMI), where he co-authored the industry’s first heat treat specific data acquisition system, Process Master. He held other positions with MMI as well, including VP of sales and marketing. Torok was also president/owner of Triad Manufacturing and was responsible for developing the FurnaceDoctor, a heat treat gas analyzer. He later became VP of Engineering and Technology for Furnace Controls Corp./Waukee Engineering Company Inc. Today, the USA divisions of Furnace Controls Corp., Marathon Monitors Inc., Atmosphere Engineering, and Waukee Engineering Company Inc. are all member companies of United Process Controls Inc.