Aichelin Heat Treatment Systems/”heatXpress” Furnace

A year ago we visited Aichelin in Austria for a tour of their facility and one of the items that the company was very proud of was a relatively new product for them something called “heatXpress”.  This is a step chain conveyor furnace with press hardening designed for hot forming of car body parts. While strictly speaking we would not call it a heat treat furnace it was quite an interesting product. We mention this today because Aichelin has been doing a great deal of testing in house on some complex parts with the results being unveiled at a trade show in Shanghai this week we believe. One of the photos below shows the test system at the Aichelin facility in Austria.