Seco/Warwick, Swiebodzin, Poland, has reported that it will be showcasing its two new process solutions at Thermprocess 2019, taking place in Düsseldorf, Germany, from June 25–29. The two new products featured at the event, the UCM® 4D Quench® and the Super IQ®, are reportedly designed to solve everyday heat treat problems and improve part quality.
According to Seco/Warwick, the 4D Quench system utilises a proprietary arrangement of cooling nozzles that surround the part to ensure a uniform flow of cooling gas from all sides; top, bottom, and side, which the company refers to as ‘3D’ cooling. To complete the process, a table spins the part, further enhancing quench uniformity. The pattern of cooling nozzles can reportedly be adjusted to fit the size and shape of particular parts. Overall, these features, designed to enhance the uniformity of quenching, are said to significantly improve repeatability and reduce distortion.
The Super IQ (integral or sealed quench furnace) is said to reduce the costs of carburising, allowing users to take advantage of the benefits of low pressure carburising without the added costs. The system reportedly combines clean processing with the performance of oil quenching.
“Our goal to continuously solve problems for customers led us to investigate enhancements to perfect the equipment operation in order to expand the applications and continue to deliver premium products that bring total value to our customers. Thanks to this approach, today we present the UCM 4D Quench and Super IQ which deal with everyday heat treat problems,” stated Sławomir Woźniak, Seco/Warwick Group CEO.