SECO/WARWICK Corp. sold a gas-fired lamination annealing furnace system to The Lincoln Electric Co. and a controlled atmosphere brazing system to Smiths Manufacturing.

SECO/WARWICK Corp. (Meadville, Pa.; http://www.secowarwick.com) sold a gas-fired lamination annealing furnace system to The Lincoln Electric Co. (Cleveland, Ohio) to process stamped laminations. The automated line will use nitrogen/hydrogen atmosphere gases with auto flow control based on process oxygen set points. Flow and mixture will be automatically adjusted and maintained with the PLC control system provided. The furnace system consists of a preheat/burner chamber, a heating chamber and a cooling chamber. In addition, Smiths Manufacturing (Pty.) Ltd. (based in Durban, South Africa) purchased its fourth controlled atmosphere brazing (CAB) system from SECO/WARWICK to braze aluminum condensers in its Pinetown, South Africa facility. The system, scheduled to be installed in August 2005, has an 8-zone radiation type brazing furnace that will use SECO/WARWICK's bayonet heating elements for heat input and the ACCUBRAZE® control system. An in-line dry-off oven has been incorporated into the system to eliminate the need for a separate conveyor/drive control to save cost and maintenance.