SECO/WARWICK delivered a CaseMaster Evolution to Austrian commercial heat treater R&W Härtetechnik. The two-chamber vacuum furnace is designed to run thermal processes and low-pressure carburizing with the capacity to quench in either gas or oil. According to SECO/WARWICK, it will be the largest system of this kind in operation in Europe, with a load capacity of 1,500 kg (3,300 pounds). The furnace will increase R&W’s production capacities at its facility in Kindberg-Aumühl.
“We have traditionally used atmosphere equipment,” said Bernhard Waltl, managing director of R&W Härtetechnik. “However, in order to perfect heat processes by obtaining greater repeatability of results, as well as reducing the consumption of technological media, we decided to choose the SECO/WARWICK solution.”