Launch of the new ECO Furnace from ECM Technologies
“ECM Technologies announces the release of a new furnace system which will replace current sealed quench (SQ) or integral quench (IQ) style furnaces. The system offers cleaner, safer and greater performance in comparison to traditional SQ or IQ furnace on the market today. When developing this new furnace, ECM Technologies took into consideration all the key characteristics of sealed quench or integral quench furnaces and eliminated their drawbacks. All of its development was based on four pillars: Environmental impact, efficiency, metallurgical quality & existing in line integration. The ECO furnace is an electrically heated system, enabling greater than 80% reduction in CO2 emissions. It also allows for higher temperatures, thereby enabling increased productivity through greater throughput. Further, a safer and far more ergonomic environment is provided without open flames and smoke, eliminating the risk of fire hazards. Additionally, the ECO furnace can be integrated in existing sealed quench or integral quench lines, using existing, pits, conveyors and peripheral equipment (tempers, washers, etc). The ECO line allows captive and commercial heat treaters to extend the life and expand the capabilities of their existing sealed quench or integral quench furnace lines. And, part quality reaches higher levels with the efficient and safe heat treatment processes in a new ECO production line.
About ECM Technologies. ECM Technologies, Grenoble – France (400 employees, 100M€ of Revenue in 2019) designs, manufactures and sells industrial vacuum heat treatment and automation systems since 1928. ECM’s mastery of thermal processing and automated equipment allows it to offer turnkey solutions for various applications, and to diversify according to the needs of numerous industries such as: Renewable Energy, Automotive, Aeronautics, Electronics and Nuclear applications. Over the past 30 years, the ECM Group has shifted from being a company making 90% of its revenue in France, to a world leading Group exporting 90% of its production.”
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