TRIMET Aluminium SE will replace the 30-year-old batch homogenizing furnaces at its Essen, Germany, production facility with a modern continuous homogenization furnace from Hertwich Engineering, a company of SMS group. The new unit, the second of its type in Essen, is scheduled to go into operation in September 2017. TRIMET’s heat-treatment plant, with the continuous homogenizing furnace, is designed for an annual capacity of 30,000 tons. Billet diameters range from 145 to 450 mm (5.7-17.7 inches), and the billet length is 7,700 mm (300 inches). The existing ultrasonic testing unit and ancillary equipment will be integrated into the automated material flow of the new furnace.
TRIMET Orders Homogenizing Furnace
March 15, 2017