The SOLO Swiss furnaces manufacturer installs a second automatic heat treatment line of bell furnaces for a German group dedicated to the treatment of gears for transmission systems.
This modular SOLO Swiss automatic line is dedicated to the heat treatment of gears for transmission systems. The treated parts are used in robotics, machine tools, packaging, transportation systems, printing presses and aerospace industry.
This SOLO Swiss machine includes a hardening and carburizing bell furnace up to 950°C, a quenching salt tank up to 350°C, a tempering furnace under N2 atmosphere, a washing machine with 2 tanks, a salt recovery system, a storage rack with 11 loading/unloading ramps, a 5-axis robot, an AXRON Swiss Technology process control and supervision (www.axron.com). The useful loading dimensions are about 700 mm diameter, 1’100 mm height for a surface of 0.38 m2, a volume of 0.390 m3 and a maximum weight of a load about 500 kg.
This line in accordance to the aerospace standards has many applications, including:
- The option of tempering in the salt tank after quenching
- A load management system with remote online maintenance
- Precise metallurgical results (low deformation, homogeneity and reproducibility of treatment)
- The cooling water is enclosed in a closed circuit and the salt recovery system allows a reduction of the environmental impact
- A washing machine equipped with salt level sensors (salinity) to optimize the consumption of electricity and cooling water
- Full automatic working mode allowing an independent functioning of the furnace
SOLO Swiss – www.soloswiss.com manufactures advanced industrial furnaces for the heat treatment of metals since 1945. SOLO Swiss offers atmosphere furnaces, type batch furnaces, bell-type furnaces, retort furnaces, muffle furnaces, hardening furnaces, continuous furnaces, mesh belt furnaces, continuous furnaces with inline quenching, used in variety of heat treatment processes such as; Carburizing, Hardening, Ecocarb, Tempering, Annealing, Austempering, Nitriding, Brazing, Carbonitriding, Sintering, Nitrocarburising, Oxinitriding, Quenching.
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