SECO/WARWICK will exhibit at A3TS & SVTM (Vacuum Technology & Materials Treatment)
in Nancy, France 8-9 June to present two revolutionary products in heat treatment technology: UniCase Master® and ZeroFlow®.
Mr. Philippe Cazenave, Managing Director, SECO/WARWICK France SAS will be on hand to discuss recent innovations in the field of materials as wells as energy-efficient and environmentally friendly vacuum heat treatment technologies and aftermarket sevices. SECO/WARWICK France SAS provides local sales and service specifically for French customers that meet all local regulations. Mr. Cazenave remarked, “It is our pleasure to bring these revolutionary new products to France, already tested and proven throughout Europe, complete with dependable service headquartered in Roissy en Brie.”
“UniCase Master® and ZeroFlow® have been tailored to meet the demand for such technologies in the global automotive market which constitutes an important part of our portfolio of clients. We are really happy that more and more of our clients in Europe are satisfied with our products, where our share of sales is constantly growing”, says Paweł Wyrzykowski, SECO/WARWICK CEO.
“During the AT3S show, SECO/WARWICK will introduce a new approach to reducing distortions of gears in continuous production that challenges conventional case hardening methods with a single flow, precision case hardening system for high volume manufacturing, the UniCase Master®”, adds Maciej Korecki, Vice President of the Global Vacuum Product Group of SECO/WARWICK. “We are very proud of this invention and happy to stay ahead of today’s market solutions”, summarizes Maciej Korecki.
The UniCase Master® processing systems challenges conventional case hardening methods for gears, solving the traditional problems of distortion and repeatability of results. This premier introduction includes a second invention – the ZeroFlow® ammonia only, single gas nitriding process characterized by extremely low consumption of process gases along with low process emissions. The system is fully automatic with excellent control over each layer’s phase structure in processed components. The system is equipped with FNC (ferritic nitrocarburizing or ferritic nitrocarburising) and sulfur nitriding capabilities.
This year’s event in Nancy will see two worldwide premiers presented by largest and most advanced manufacturers in Heat Treatment technologies in the world. The UniCase Master® by SECO/WARWICK maybe the most revolutionary one since, for the first time, it offers not only a step forward in minimizing production cost, maximizing reliability and availability of service but a real breakthrough in quality and repeatability in case hardening methods of gears by LPC and 4D high pressure gas quenching.
The technology of carburizing and quenching of steel gears used for over a half century by mostly automotive manufacturers has had its biggest disadvantage in product distortions. Distortion is most often corrected by the costly process of post-heat treat machining. The goal of every high-volume gear heat treating process is the reduction of distortion.
ZeroFlow® is another invention that SECO/WARWICK brings to Paris with excellent recommendations answering global market manufacturer’s needs. It was created in collaboration with Professor Leszek Małdziński from the Institute of Work Machines and Vehicles of the Technical University in Poznan as a new method of controlled gas nitriding and nitrocarburizing. In the gas nitriding methods, used so far, the processes based upon the adjusted double-component atmospheres NH3 + NH3 dissociated, NH3 + N2 or traditional, single gas – raw NH3 with limited control have been used.
The main advantages over technologies in current use are as follows:
- reduction of ammonia consumption depending on application to significantly cut operational costs
- fully automatic process execution based on hydrogen analyzer (operator independent)
- the lowest emission of post process gases to atmosphere
- full control over phase structure of processed components
- derivative FNC or sulfur nitriding technologies compatible
- gas nitriding process technological support being a part of the product
- smaller atmosphere burner, which reduces the burner price and emission of harmful gases in to the atmosphere
See how invention meets reliability
Centre de Congrès Prouvé, Nancy, France
SECO/WARWICK stand #23