Heat treatment of cast, forged or structural aluminium parts
Plant engineering of the continuous pawl conveyor system
The workpieces are loaded into product carriers. Several product carriers can be stacked on top of each other. Slat conveyors then transport the product carriers or stacks of product carriers through the furnace. The robust conveyor technology, which uses push rods to transport the product carriers through the furnace, is characterized by high reliability, a small number of driven parts and few penetrations through the furnace walls.
Optional intermediate doors in the air-circulation furnaces prevent the zones from influencing each other and different temperature zones can be realized.
Thanks to the pawl conveyor and fans integrated in the furnace ceilings, very little space is required laterally next to the furnaces. The furnaces can therefore be arranged very flexibly in production halls. Both air and water quenching are available for quenching after solution annealing. In addition, it is possible to combine both quenching processes in one system.
For air quenching, the product carriers are unstacked in the solution annealing furnace and transported individually. The quenching of individual product carriers increases process reliability and minimizes the electrically installed power for the air quenching zone. The modular furnace concept makes it possible to put together individually tailored heat treatment systems.
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Heat treatment of cylinder heads and structural parts is also possible in one plant.