The first modernized line is finishing the final testing phase of the project. The repair of the second system will start in November and is scheduled for completion in March of next year. Due to the positive results from the first system, SEAT Components has placed an order for modernization and refurbishment of next two heat processing lines to improve total system efficiency.
The technical rebuild will cover the replacement of furnace lining, burner system and fan assemblies of both the heat treat and tempering furnaces. Included in the modernization project is the addition of a washing machine and material handling system. The SEAT Components plant decided to replace the existing control cabinet with new, updated control system.
SECO/WARWICK Group’s Aftermarket Team offers a wide range of services for heat treatment furnaces. We supply a full range of maintenance services focused on keeping the equipment running efficiently. SECO/WARWICK services cover everything from small furnaces repairs to complete equipment modernizations.
SEAT is the only company in its sector with the full-range capacity to design, develop, manufacture and market cars in Spain. A member of the Volkswagen Group, the multinational has its headquarters in Martorell (Barcelona), exporting more than 80% of its vehicles, and is present in more than 75 countries. In 2013 SEAT achieved a business volume of 6,473 million euros, the highest figure in its history, with worldwide sales of 355,000 units.
SEAT Group employs 14,000 professionals at its three production centres – Barcelona, El Prat de Llobregat and Martorell, where it manufactures the highly successful Ibiza and Leon, amongst other models. Additionally, the company produces the Alhambra in Palmela (Portugal), the Mii in Bratislava (Slovakia) and the Toledo in Mladá Boleslav (Czech Republic).
The Spanish multinational also has a Technical Center, a ‘knowledge hub’, bringing together more than 900 engineers whose goal is to be the driving force behind innovation for the number one industrial investor in R&D in Spain. In line with its declared commitment to environmental protection, SEAT undertakes and bases its core activity on sustainability, namely reduction of CO2 emissions, energy efficiency, as well as recycling and re-use of resources.
The SECO/WARWICK Group and its five business segments produce vacuum furnaces, atmosphere furnaces, controlled atmosphere aluminum brazing furnaces, aluminum process furnaces and vacuum metallurgy equipment Retech in its manufacturing sites in Poland (SECO/WARWICK Europe Sp. z o.o.), the United States (SECO/WARWICK Corp., RETECH System LLC), India (SECO/WARWICK Allied Ltd.), Brazil (SECO/WARWICK do Brasil Ltda.) and China (SECO/WARWICK RETECH Mfg. (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.). Sales, service & spare parts offices in Germany (SECO/WARWICK Services GmbH) and Russia (SECO/WARWICK Russia) complete the worldwide customer care network. Read more: www.secowarwick.com
SECO/WARWICK Worldwide provides industrial metal heat treatment furnaces used in a variety of processes for material finishing and component manufacturing applications. We supply furnaces to customers involved with steel and aluminum production, aluminum recycling, forming, automotive, aerospace, commercial heat treating, HVAC/R, electronics, wind energy, medical equipment and nuclear industries.