SECO/WARWICK received an order for an aluminum annealing furnace that features a simple, compact design and an innovative loading system that does not require power. The furnace will be delivered to an Italian manufacturer operating in the heating market. The contract includes the supply of a furnace for annealing of aluminum tubes along with the control system, supervision of installation, commissioning, transfer devices and staff training. The design of the furnace ensures reliability and low operating costs. The unique loading/unloading system does not require electricity and can be operated manually by one person. The compact design does not require expensive foundations and permits the furnace to be placed directly on a shop floor.