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SECO/WARWICK Delivers the 7th furnace for the HTA Group in Australia


SECO/WARWICK will deliver the 7th furnace system to the HTA Group. The leading Commercial Heat Treater from Australia ordered a vacuum aluminum brazing furnace that will operate with a tight temperature tolerance of +/- 3 degrees C to meet the precision quality requirements of the aerospace industry.

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The HTA Group serves an elite portfolio of tier 1 aerospace clients including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman Corporation, Goodrich Actuation Systems (UK), Collins Aerospace Landing Systems, BAE Systems, and Space X.

HTA excels in providing accredited heat treatment processing services to a  global aerospace portfolio

For over 15 years, the HTA Group has provided accredited heat treatment processing services to the global aerospace industry. Prime contractors, OEM’s and supply chain businesses look to HTA on a regular basis to process a huge variety of airplane and aerospace components, both commercial and military. HTA is NADCAP and AS9100 certified for multiple processes, meaning that these customers are assured of consistent quality outcomes. The HTA Group has 3 locations in Australia, and 1 on the West Coast of the United States.

“Our team of experienced heat treatment professionals appreciates working with SECO/WARWICK experts and technologies. We demand high quality, precision solutions due to the stringent requirements of the aerospace applications that we work with. SECO/WARWICK meets and exceeds these demands, hence we placed our 7th order for their technology because of their experience with these clients. This expertise helps us to meet our promises. That’s a real partnership,” says Norm Tucker, Director, HTA Group.

The 7th order from SECO/WARWICK adds value to the 4 vacuum and 2 atmospheric furnaces currently in operation.

The HTA Group bought the first SECO/WARWICK furnace in 2007. Since then, there have been 4 furnaces in the Brisbane location, and 2 in the USA plant. This order is the 3rd vacuum furnace to be used for vacuum brazing aluminum parts.

The system has been designed with 6 temperature control zones in order to meet the tight temperature requirements of +/-3 degrees C as specified by the AMS2750F pyrometry specification. The powerful high vacuum system will be equipped with a large diffusion pump. The furnace can accommodate loads up to 800x800x1600mm (WxHxD). The furnace will be equipped with an external gas cooling system which will accelerate the process, and improve the part quality after brazing.

The VAB furnace allows the brazing of aluminum parts for applications where the use of brazing flux is not permitted due to corrosion. This process is typically used for the most critical applications.

The furnace provides a deep vacuum and perfect temperature uniformity to meet the Class 1 requirements of the AMS5750F specification.

“SECO/WARWICK has for years been providing high-end solutions on the most demanding applications for the aerospace industry all over the world. We are experienced at meeting all the specifications and continuously exceed them to secure our clients with the best heat treatment solution available today and in the years to come,” says Maciej Korecki, VP, Vacuum Business Segment, SECO/WARWICK Group.

 „Our core values of safety and stability are crucial especially in providing precision technologies for the aerospace industry. We keep human and machine error to a minimum, installing safety buffers and using mobile parameter monitoring, warning systems and a full range of advanced maintenance and diagnostics to keep systems in check. Our employment policies ensure work stability and encourages continuous improvement for employees as well as retaining corporate knowledge and experience gathered carefully for decades,” added Sławomir Woźniak, CEO SECO/WARWICK Group.





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