SECO/WARWICK received an order from a U.S. manufacturer of flat-rolled aluminum sheet for a sow and T-bar preheat furnace system to achieve maximum product quality, energy savings and melt safety. The furnace offers optimum airflow management and a heating system that promotes efficient heat transfer throughout the work. It includes a patented movable baffle system and fixed base airflow spacers for maximum heat transfer to varying height loads. The system is PLC-controlled with remote I/O and dual operator-interface control stations.
In other company news, SECO/WARWICK comprehensively updated and simultaneously extended a box furnace’s productive longevity for a manufacturer of precious metals and advanced materials. The unit was originally manufactured and delivered by SECO/WARWICK in 1989 and has operated reliably and productively for three decades. It is used primarily for annealing. The furnace was gutted, and new insulation, baffles and door seals were installed. In addition, the control system was upgraded and now includes an ultra-modern HMI.