German companies PEER Energy GmbH and Schwing Technologies GmbH recently signed a long-term cooperation agreement.
The aim of the agreement is the further technical development and marketing of fluidized bed technology for the heat treatment of metal components. The partnership between the two companies focuses on combining innovative quenching processes with fluidized bed technology. It includes, in particular, research results and developments of heat transfer rates. The application focus is on faster and more uniform heating and cooling processes for metal parts with the aim of conserving resources and further reducing unit costs.
“We are pleased to cooperate with Schwing Technologies. Together with the proven technology leader for fluidized bed heat treatment and with our latest approaches, we want to open up opportunities in new heat-treatment markets,” said Ralf Giebmanns, managing director of PEER Energy. “With our new generation of heat-treatment processes, industrial transformation can be further advanced in these applications as well.”
Andreas Guderjahn, heat-treatment expert at Schwing Technologies, said, “We will make use of the extensive knowledge and vast experience of the PEER Energy team for the analysis and design of heat treatment lines and jointly develop innovative processes.”
By means of heat treatment, the mechanical properties of conventionally or additively manufactured components are adapted to their static or dynamic application requirements. In this context, the proven and established fluidized bed technology is known for its superior temperature uniformity, robustness, and flexibility. It scores particularly well when it comes to high throughput with consistently high quality.