SECO/WARWICK Introduces New Products

SECO/WARWICK has just unveiled two new products, which are to solve every day heat treat problems

Various industries are currently experiencing unprecedented changes. Emerging technologies open new doors, but on the other hand, pose a challenge. SECO/WARWICK, often referred to as an “innovator”, “champion”, “trendsetter” or “one of the top 5 providers of equipment and services for metal heat treatment” has just unveiled two new products that answer to these challenges and solve every day heat treat problems:

  • UCM® 4D Quench®
  • the Super IQ®.

These two new product technologies will revolutionize heat treatment – one solution reduces the costs of carburizing and the other is the alternative to press hardening.

SuperIQ® for super clean parts and zero added costs

The Super IQ® (integral or sealed quench furnace) offers all of the benefits of low pressure carburizing and vacuum hardening with none of the added costs. The system combines clean processing with the exceptional performance of oil quenching in the industry’s most innovative integral quench furnace design in decades. With a Super IQ, users get super clean parts while still getting the benefit of a simple atmosphere oil quench.

The Super IQ furnace is a hybrid system combining the attributes of a conventional and vacuum furnace in one, primarily designed for carburizing processes at elevated temperatures and hardening. The furnace features a traditional vestibule with automatic loading and an oil quench a vacuum-tight heating chamber. The furnace is designed so that it can be seamlessly integrated into an existing line of conventional gas carburizing furnaces without interfering with the material transport system.

SuperIQ® major advantages:

  • Higher process temperatures (>925° C = 1700 F°) reduces cycle time, increasing productivity by enabling higher throughput,
  • System flexibility – operates on an on/off mode,
  • Easy system integration with traditional gas carburizing furnaces,
  • Eliminates the need for an endothermic generator; a cost savings of US$120,000 + utilities + maintenance,
  • Eliminates the requirement for a flame curtain (no fire in the furnace) – improving operator safety,
  • Lower post-process gas emissions,
  • Fully automated operation with minimal operator intervention.

Forget about hardening in a press and all its disadvantagesmeet its modern and attractive alternative

The second product, the UCM® 4D Quench® is a vacuum heat treatment system for individual quenching in nitrogen of single-piece of mechanical transmission components such as gears, shafts, rings, sleeves, etc. made from regular and special case and through hardening steels. It notably increases precision and repeatability of heat treatment results and reduces production costs. It provides vacuum heating following by powerful and uniform nitrogen quenching resulting in distortion control & reduction with high repeatability of final results. The system is fully automated and easily integrated with in-line production.

It’s a modern and attractive alternative to hardening in a press, eliminating all its disadvantages. UCM® 4D Quench® is dedicated to these who wants to significantly increase production quality and economy of mechanical transmission components comparing to batches or continuous heat treatment systems as well as to eliminate presses and its disadvantages.

SECO/WARWICK is a technology leader in innovative heat treatment furnaces. Expertise includes end-to-end solutions in vacuum heat treatment, atmosphere, and aluminum thermal processing, controlled atmosphere brazing of aluminum heat exchangers and vacuum metallurgy. The company provides standard or customized state-of-the-art heat processing equipment and technologies to leading companies in the following industries: automotive, aerospace, electronics, tooling, medical, recycling, energy including nuclear, wind, oil, gas, and solar and production of steel, titanium, and aluminum.