SECO/WARWICK sold a 2-bar, high-vacuum furnace to a global automotive parts manufacturer. The furnace will be dedicated to brazing operations at the company’s new greenfield facility in the southeastern U.S. The system was accepted in December 2015 during on-site trials in SECO/WARWICK’s Meadville, Pa., manufacturing facility. The furnace is designed with a proprietary linear clamping ring and other key components that do not use rotating shaft seals. By eliminating rotating shaft seals, the number of vacuum leak pain points is reduced.
In other news, SECO/WARWICK sold acontrolled atmosphere brazing (CAB) furnace system to Air Temp De Mexico for its growing business unit that provides heat exchangers to the automotive sector. The furnace system, which includes a radiation braze furnace and drying oven, will be shipped to Merida, Mexico, in the second quarter of 2016. The system is designed to provide low-atmosphere consumption, minimum maintenance and repeatable process results.