Can-Eng Furnaces has developed a new basketless rotary heat-treating system for the processing of aluminum intensive automobile components. The new Basketless Heat Treating System reduces energy consumption by 40 per cent and fl oor space requirements by 30 per cent when compared to conventional roller hearth systems. Product is transferred through the heat treat system without the use of baskets or carriers. The elimination of baskets which require continuous repairs and replacement reduces capital and operating costs and also reduces energy consumption required to process product. The BHTS design results in a more compact footprint with signifi cantly less maintenance requirements. Options exist for unique system layouts, which can be integrated into lean manufacturing cells.