Foundry Corporate News Topic Heat Treatment Euroguss 2016

CAN-ENG Furnaces International Limited Contracted to Build a Continuous T-7 Heat Treatment System for the processing of High Integrity Aluminum Automotive Structural Castings

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CAN-ENG Furnaces International Limited has been contracted by a large Canadian-based Tier 1 Automotive Supplier located in Alabama to design, manufacture and commission an automated T-7 Heat Treatment System for the processing of high integrity aluminum automotive structural castings. CAN-ENG is a global expert in the design of thermal processing solutions for high pressure die castings (HPDC) and aluminum automotive structural components.  CAN-ENG’s technology was chosen for this new light-weighting project because it offers inherent part handling features that reduce floor space requirements and energy consumption. The technology also provides predictable mechanical properties and maintains the dimensional stability of the casting.

The T-7 cell includes Robotic Handling, a Solution and Age Furnace with CAN-ENG’s Precision Air Quench (PAQ ™) technology, and controls integrated into a Level II SCADA system.  CAN-ENG’s PAQ™ system offers a unique combination of recirculating air chambers, distribution nozzles, dampers and directional ductwork.  Analysis of CFD modelling by CAN-ENG’s R and D Center ensures that the Precision Air Quench System (PAQ™) delivers controlled quench media to the casting, leading to repeatable and uniform mechanical properties and accurate dimensional results.  CAN-ENG’s T-7 heat treatment system is integrated with up and down stream processing operations, reducing W.I.P inventories.  It is scheduled to be commissioned in the summer of 2016 with a second phase to follow in 2017.

CAN-ENG Furnaces International is a global provider of state-of-the-art thermal processing systems for ferrous and non-ferrous metals and is a significant supplier to automotive community through direct and tier supply.  For further information please contact Tim Donofrio - Vice President, Standard and Aluminum Products at CAN-ENG Furnaces International Limited is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company with its head office and manufacturing facility located in Niagara Falls, ON, Canada.