Continuous Heat Treatment Line for Aluminium Structual Parts
Continuous Heat Treatment Lines CHL for structural parts are used for heat treatment of die-casted Aluminium body components. The automatic line consists of solution annealing and ageing furnaces which are equipped with roller or chain conveyor and Air Quench System AQS.
Structural parts for car bodies are heat treated on the Continuous Heat Treatment Line CHL. The processing includes:
- Solution Annealing
- Quenching with air
- Age Hardening
Those processes are executed as fully automatic operations. In present production lines for body components all systems must be fully integrated into the material flow of the whole production in order to avoid unnecessary handling operations and mixing of parts of different treatment conditions. This can be realized with the CHL by seamless integration.
The continuous furnaces are available with different handling systems, specially designed for the parts concerned.
The parts are placed on trays or into baskets. Trays and baskets are adapted to the specific requirements of the intended spectrum of parts. Trays and baskets are handled within the line only or can also be used for inhouse transportation.
The furnaces of the heat treatment line can be arranged in parallel on the same level or in double layer arrangement. 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 Air Quench System AQS offers a wide range of cooling rates and an even cooling over the whole volume of the goods in order to support a distortion low processing. Fresh air can be temperature controlled for even quenching conditions during all seasons.
The heat treatment can be recorded for each individual part. Temperature, time and actions are recorded for each part, which is required for safety parts.
- Low energy consumption
- High quenching rates
- Low distortion of heat treated parts
- Special carrier for the individual parts
- High reproducibility
- High throughput
- Fully automatic operation for less staff assignment
- Transport of carriers with different geometry
- Easy connecting to existing logistics
- Gas firing or electric heating system
- Individual recording of the processing for each part
Process & Quality Development Line for Aluminium Structal PartsNew products made from Aluminium require specific processing, which includes specific heat treatment. Therefore our small series line is available, which allows development of the process configuration, parameters and their validation under realistic production conditions. At the same also the pre-series can be run on that line.