Continuous Heat Treatment Line for Aluminium Cast Parts
Continuous Heat Treatment Lines CHL are used for heat treatment of casted Aluminium components. The automatic line consists of solution annealing and ageing furnaces which are equipped with roller or chain conveyor and quenching system. The flexible quenching system provides quenching by polymer, water or air. Arrangement of the furnaces can be in double layer are in parallel.
Components treated on the CHL are Aluminium casted parts as e.g. engine blocks, cylinder heads and suspension parts. The processing includes:
- Solution Annealing
- Quenching with water, polymer or air
- Age Hardening
Those processes are executed as fully automatic operations. In present production lines all systems must be fully integrated into the material flow of the whole production in order to avoid unnecessary handling operations. This can be realized by the CHL by seamless integration.The continuous furnaces are available with different handling systems, specially designed for the parts concerned.
The parts can be placed on trays or into baskets or even can run through the line without tray. Trays, baskets and the line are adapted to the specific requirements of the intended spectrum of parts. Trays and baskets are handled within the line only or can also be used for inhouse transportation.
The furnaces of the heat treatment line can be arranged in parallel on the same level or in double layer arrangement. The double layer requires a higher building, but is a space saving solution. Movement of the goods between the layers is effected by integrated elevators.
Each furnace consists of several sections with individual control and heating. Heating of the furnaces is done by natural gas or by electrical heaters.
The heat treatment can be recorded for each individual part. Temperature, time and actions are recorded for each part, which is required for different kind of safety parts.
- Low energy consumption
- High reproducibility
- Fully automatic stacking and storing
- Heat treatment of parts with repetition
- High throughput
- Fully automatic operation for less staff assignment
- Transport of carriers with different geometry
- Transport of parts without rack
- Easy change of quenching media
- Easy connecting to existing logistics
- Gas firing or electric heating system
- Individual recording of the processing for each part
Batch Heat Treatment Line for Aluminium Cast PartsFor flexible heat treatment of casted parts Batch-Type Heat Treatment is the recommended solution. A furnace line is equipped with automatic charging machine and operating completely automatically. Due to the small batches and the individually operated furnace chambers in combination with several different quenching baths the line is able to cover any requirement for heat treatment. is equipped with automatic charging machine and operating completely automatically. Due to the small batches and the individually operated furnace chambers in combination with several different quenching baths the line is able to cover any requirement for heat treatment.
Overhead Furnace for Aluminium Cast PartsOverhead furnaces are multi-purpose plants that are ideal for heat treatment of components used in the aerospace and the automotive industry. Flexible processing on a line of furnaces and the shortest quench delay are the main characteristics of such lines.