Seco/Warwick will deliver a retort furnace with vacuum purging for oxidation to a tool manufacturer.
The retort furnace for the oxidation process operates under a nitrogen and hydrogen mix, then under steam. This latest furnace will be adjusted to the individual needs of the customer, providing the appropriate final hardness and color of the workpieces. The solution will also enable tempering after vacuum purging. Contrary to appearances, oxidation is not a very common process on the market. It is used primarily in demanding industries such as automotive and aviation, however, the technology is increasingly widespread among tool manufacturers.
Seco/Warwick’s contract for the delivery of the retort furnace continues the cooperation with this tool manufacturer, who currently operates a Seco/Warwick vacuum furnace for brazing, hardening, and vacuum carburizing. A new process solution, the retort furnace will be designed according to the customer’s requirements, with a customized heating chamber so that the furnace is compatible with the tooling used in the customer’s production process, and so that the process itself is safe and repeatable. The characteristics of the manufacturing line and details of the production process are the key elements that will determine the final design of a dedicated solution.
“Innovations originate not only from the know-how of the Seco/Warwick Group, but also from using the knowledge of our partners and listening to what they want to say. The needs of our customers provide the greatest momentum for individual solutions, constantly implemented by Seco/Warwick. We are glad that we can deliver another furnace and increase the production capacity of our partner. Our goal is to become the first-choice supplier, and we are earning this title thanks to an individual approach, listening to the needs of our partners and innovations,” said Maciej Korecki, VP vacuum segment business, Seco/Warwick Group.
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