This year, the Atmosphere Furnaces business segment of Seco/Warwick Europe S.A. commissioned a roller hearth furnace processing line for the heat treatment of ARLHE-T-700 type bearing rings. The technological installation will operate at the company Harkovskij Podshipnikovyj Zavod (HARP), PAO. It is a member of the Industrial Group UPEC. UPEC is one of the biggest Ukrainian private-sector companies in the machine industry. This company manufactures components and mechanisms for the automotive industry and for agricultural machines, railways, and metallurgy sector as well. This processing line is the first of three that are being manufactured at Seco/Warwick Europe S.A. At the same time, pre-acceptance tests of the second processing line ARLHE-T were taking place at the customer’s site.
A wide range of tests were carried out in the framework of the acceptance tests program using Seco/Warwick’s acceptance expertise. The processing line met all the technological requirements covered by the agreement including extremely strict deformation (ovalization, cone) and productivity thresholds.
This investment has started the complex modernization of heat treatment devices (hardening with tempering) for railways bearing rings business partner’s site. Between 2006 and 2010, Seco/Warwick delivered to the forging shop department of PAO HARP three roller hearth aggregates type AS/P for bearing steel’s forgings spheroidizing annealing.
In other Seco/Warwick news, Seco/Warwick Europe S.A. signed another contract for two tempering and annealing pit furnaces. The contract was signed with one of the leading Polish coal mining companies.
The Atmosphere Furnaces Carburizing and Nitriding business segment team of Seco/Warwick Europe S.A. also recently started a contract with a Bulgarian heat treater. The contract covers the manufacture of a processing line based on the sealed quench CaseMaster® furnace. This equipment is designed for gear wheels heat treatment. The processing line consists of:
• Casemaster® furnace AFS-8ER type
• High-tempering furnace BREW-8A type
• Washing-drying machine WBSD-8 type
• Atmosphere generator 21 ET type
• Loading-unloading device TASKMASTER-8 type
• Complete instrumentation
• Installation of this processing line, commissioning and putting the furnace into service is planned for third quarter of 2013 at the client’s site.
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