Bosch Chassis Systems Orders Stress Relief/Ferritic Annealing Furnaces
There were numerous reasons for using several batch furnaces instead of larger batch equipment. The first was that with four smaller units, production could be ramped up in stages and the process could be more flexible. The second reason was to allow for smaller batches of components to be heat treated as required while maintaining energy efficiency. Finally, the stress-relief cycle was at a lower temperature than the ferritic anneal, so the use of several different furnaces allowed for two different thermal cycles to occur simultaneously.