Continuous Heat Treatment Line for Aluminium Forged Parts
Continuous Heat Treatment Lines CHL are used for heat treatment of forged Aluminium components. The automatic line consists of solution annealing and ageing furnaces which are equipped with roller or chain conveyor and quenching system. The quenching system provides quenching by water.
Components treated on the CHL are Aluminium forged parts as e.g. wheels or suspension parts. The processing includes:
- Solution Annealing
- Quenching with water
- 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 run through the line without tray. The lines are adapted to the specific requirements of the intended spectrum of parts. The heat treatment lines are equipped with automatic loading and unloading. Parts will be delivered to the processing line by automatic transport systems and will also be discharged from the line automatically.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 parts without rack
- Easy connecting to existing logistics
- Gas firing or electric heating system
- Individual recording of the processing for each part
Overhead Furnace for Aluminium Forged 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.