SKF Sverige AB Gothenburg placed an order covering two turnkey furnace plants for the heat treatment of roller bearing rings with Aichelin Engineering GmbH. Each of these plants consists of pre washing machine, high-temperature roller hearth furnace, salt quench bath, salt bath for bainite conversion with automatic charge handling system and subsequent washing machine, as well as salt storage and melting tanks. Loading and unloading of the heat treatment lines is done completely automatic via robots. Plants will be commissioned during the first half of 2004.