voestalpine High Performance Metals Orders Vacuum Tempering Furnace

To this very interesting press release from furnace builder SECO/WARWICK we can add these comments. voestalpine (formerly Bohler Uddeholm) maintains facilities around the world, most of which include heat treatment departments. “The Monty Heat Treat News” team has been fortunate enough to see a number of their locations and in each we have seen “state of the art” heat treatment systems. As an example these photos show a voestalpine location in Canada and one in South Africa.

“A leader in the “Tool & Dies” segment — voestalpine High Performance Metals Polska, placed an order for a retort tempering furnace with vacuum purging. The SECO/WARWICK furnace will be used for tempering tool steel after the gas quenching process. This is the first sign of cooperation between the companies after the global-pandemic-caused crisis. The new contract is the result of long-term cooperation between SECO/WARWICK and voestalpine High Performance Metals Polska Sp. z o.o. (formerly Bohler Uddeholm Polska). A retort tempering furnace with vacuum purging will complete the production line installed in Łomianki near Warsaw. The facility is currently operating the equipment delivered previously, including a hardening furnace and a tempering furnace. Another SECO/WARWICK furnace will significantly increase the capacity of the hardening plant.

“I think it won’t sound too immodest if I say that the majority of customers come back to us after a completed contract and purchase other equipment. Voestalpine High Performance Metals Polska is a partner whom we’ve known for many years. We know their needs, we are able to provide advice and most importantly, customize the equipment to their specific needs. Our relationship is not just superficial — we learn from each other, and thus we know the challenges they face in their day-to-day production. This contract could have been executed earlier, but the global pandemic had postponed the plans. I truly believe that this will not be our last job for the voestalpine Group companies” said Maciej Korecki, VP, Vacuum Business Segment, SECO/WARWICK Group.”

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