Jan 18, 2017

Can-Eng Furnaces Contracted To Build a System for Aluminum Automotive Structural Castings

Can-Eng Furnaces International Limited has been contracted by a European leader in the design and development of light-weighting thin-walled automotive structural castings to design, manufacture, and commission an automated T7 heat treatment system for the processing of high-integrity aluminum automotive structural castings. Can-Eng’s design was chosen for this new facility as it offers inherent part handling features, which reduce floor-space requirements and energy consumption while providing predictable mechanical properties and dimensional stability of the casting.

Can-Eng is a global expert in thermal processing solutions for high-pressure die castings (HPDC) and aluminum automotive structural components. The high-volume continuous line includes integrated handling systems connected to up and downstream processes. The T7 system integrates robotic handling, Solution Furnace with Can-Eng’s Precision Air Quench (PAQTM) technology, artificial aging system, and controls integrating Level II SCADA system. Can-Eng’s PAQ system integrates a combination of features developed through continuous system improvements and modeling carried out in the more than 20 similar systems commissioned in recent years. Can-Eng’s PAQ system uniformly delivers controlled quenching processes that provide repeatable and uniform mechanical properties and accurate dimensional results. The system is scheduled to be delivered and commissioned to the EU in the third quarter of 2017.

Can-Eng Furnaces International is a global provider of state-of-the-art thermal processing systems for ferrous and nonferrous metals and is a significant supplier to the automotive community through direct and tier supply.