Spanish Wind Energy Firm Installs Vacuum Oil Quenching Furnace

French furnace builder BMI is rather pleased to announce that they have just finished commissioning a vacuum oil quench furnace destined for a company in Spain making components for the wind power industry-the details are below. What caught the attention of the “The Monty Heat Treat News” is the fact that this design (according to the press release) was launched in 2006. The design reminded us of a design by Canadian furnace builder “Vac Aero” who developed a very similar design almost 40 years ago. One of the photos below shows one of several of this design installed at Vac Aero’s Oakville, Canada location.

“BMI has just completed the commissioning of its 10th Vertical Vacuum Oil Quenching Furnace. The V6_TH range was specifically launched in 2006 to heat treat long tapering aerospace parts, such as landing gears. Until today, only Chinese aircraft manufacturers had ordered this very specific XXL furnace. Today, we are happy to have our first European customer equipped with a V66THC200, which includes low pressure carburizing and vacuum oil quenching processes. It is a Spanish customer working in the wind-power industry and which also provides heat treating services to the industrial sub-contractors of the region. The V66THC200 can treat parts up to 2m long and 3000 kg. These are considered exceptional capacities for the European continent.”

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