Aichelin received an order for a fully automatic double continuous chamber-furnace line from SEW Eurodrive, a market leader of drive technology. Aichelin had to comply with SEW’s special requirements for assurance of highest ease of maintenance and operation of the furnaces. The line, which is going to be installed at SEW’s Bruchsal, Germany, site, consists of four double continuous chamber furnaces with charge dimensions of 1,500 x 900 x 1,300 mm3 and a possible gross charge weight of 1,800 kg (3,968 pounds) each. This furnace plant fulfills the criteria of highest energy efficiency.

Aichelin realized the high degree of maintainability of its chamber-furnace plant by abolition of the safety fence while simultaneously ensuring the safety of the plant. This means that in order to avoid endangering persons in the area of the moving cart, special safety precautions – such as additional sensors – were installed.