Kamyanka Machine Building to Install SECO/WARWICK Furnace System
“Kamyanka Machine Building based in the Ukraine, an international leader in the production of pumps for manufacturing thread and chemical fibers, metallurgy and oil, will use the technologically advanced SECO/WARWICK solution to perform three heat treatment processes in a single furnace instead of in separate operations.
The Machine Factory in Kamyanka, Ukraine, has operated since 1936, currently producing over 50 types of pumps for the chemical, metallurgy, and energy markets as well as other industries. The company provides its solutions to many countries of Eastern, Central Europe and Asia. The contract for the supply of a comprehensive installation for heat treatment of pump parts means a radical improvement in the parameters of the parts, less deformation and longer life of all components. The production line includes the VECTOR 15VP furnace for hardening, quenching and tempering. The furnace will be equipped with a closed water system and gas installation so that the device can work independently. Additional equipment will also include the LPC (vacuum carburizing) option as well as quenching, heating in gas and isothermal cooling. Thanks to this the factory will be able to carry out the full heat treatment process in one device in accordance with their requirements. Typically, such a process is conducted in three separate devices, and thanks to the unique solution from SECO/WARWICK engineers, they can take place in a single furnace. This solution will reduce the cost of the entire investment, as well as subsequent expenditures on the operation of the installation.
The use of one furnace with optional equipment for three heat treatment processes – hardening, quenching, and tempering – provides a whole range of benefits. The device is simpler and faster to install than 3 separate furnaces, requires less space, provides up to 40% energy savings, reduces processing and cooling times, and thus overall production cycles, and is simple and precise to use. The furnace control includes a number of facilities, as well as human error protection. All operations are saved on hard disks and made available online to SECO/WARWICK service technicians to monitor compliance of the device’s operating parameters.
This is the first order from the Kamyanka Machine Building for SECO/WARWICK, and another for SECO/WARWICK in Ukraine, which is becoming an important market for the Group’s operations.”