One of the leading Chinese aviation companies has announced a cooperation with SECO/WARWICK and placed an order for a Vector® vacuum furnace for carburizing (LPC) and gas quenching. The furnace will be used for the manufacture of hydraulic pump components and other machinery.

The vacuum furnace ordered by the aviation company will be used mostly for gas quenching parts sensitive to hardening deformations made from such types of steel as tool steel, stainless steel, structural steel, bearing steel or high-speed steel. The device designed by SECO/WARWICK plans to feature the LPC option, which will be used for vacuum carburizing.

FineCarb and PreNitLPC are modern and economical methods for low pressure carburizing (LPC). By dosing a nitrogen medium during the controlled heating stage, the carburizing process can be performed under higher temperatures (1000°C and more) while ensuring the small-grain structure of the processed layer. This technology enables savings of process costs by shortening the carburizing cycle and reducing the consumption of process gases.

Maciej Korecki, VP, Vacuum Business Segment at the SECO/WARWICK Group commented on this development,

“We are pleased that a Fortune Global 500 company has placed trust in us and commissioned the manufacturing of this technology,… Our furnace is a guarantee of the perfect quality of workpieces and of a highly repeatable and uniform carburizing process. We understand that the aviation industry is certainly very demanding. Meeting the strictest standards allows us to successfully cooperate with the largest companies in the aviation and automotive industries”

Maciej Korecki, VP, Vacuum Business Segment at the SECO/WARWICK Group

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