VertiQuench® Drop Bottom Furnaces for Aluminum Heat Treating
SECO/WARWICK is a full-service integrator of aluminum processing technologies serving the worldwide aluminum industry with efficient lines that perform with exceptional temperature uniformity and unique charging techniques to fit the most demanding applications. The company’s furnaces provide the world’s best implementation of heat treatment processes, top quality of processed products and support for heat treatment equipment and processes. Significant technical improvements have been implemented resulting in numerous drop bottom furnaces installation. As a result, this equipment has become a top product for SECO/WARWICK so, new brand name has been developed, VertiQuench®.
VertiQuench® Drop Bottom Furnaces provide an affordable solution for demanding automotive and aerospace applications in aluminum solution heat treatment, quench, and ageing. This innovative AMS compliant technology enables very fast and full load immersion as short as 5 seconds. As the VertiQuench® name implies, the process provides very fast vertical quenching. The heat-treated material is dropped into water or polymer quenching tanks located directly under the furnace.
VertiQuench® provides solution heat treatment followed by quenching and artificial aging for precipitation hardening of products. The furnaces can be supplied in one complete system conforming to AMS aerospace standards, and meeting those tight requirements in terms of temperature uniformity, restrictions for processing time in each step, and for other parameters.
VertiQuench® provides an optimal heat treatment technology for aluminum alloy extruded and drawn porthole or seamless tubes of 2xxx, 6xxx, and 7xxx series alloys in hard tempers, since it provides the shortest quenching time and produces the highest mechanical properties of treated extrusions.
/ Extremely tight temperature uniformity resulting by proven airflow innovations
/ Fast, complete load immersion time in up to 5 seconds
/ AMS2770 compliant quench transfer times
/ Low utilities consumption
/ AMS 2750
/ Solution Heat Treatment