Wisconsin Oven Ships Horizontal Quench System to a Metal Casting Company
Wisconsin Oven Corporation announced the shipment of an electrically heated horizontal quench system to an aluminum casting company. The horizontal quench system will be used for solution treating aluminum castings for the aerospace and automotive industries.
The solution treating furnace is designed to heat a 2,500-pound load of aluminum, plus basket and work grid to an operating temperature of 1,020°F. The maximum temperature rating for this horizontal quench system is 1,250°F, sized for a 5’0” wide x 5’0” long x 5’0” high basket.
The horizontal quench system was designed to meet AMS2750E (Class 2, Instrumentation Type C) and with reporting to meet AMS 2771E requirements. A temperature uniformity survey of ±10°F at the set points of 900°F and 1,020°F was performed prior to shipment to demonstrate the ability to meet these requirements.
This horizontal quench system utilized a double tier hearth on the quench tank to allow a load to be placed in the oven while another load is in the quench tank for increased production capability. A motorized pusher/extractor charges the load into the oven and discharges it at the end of the heating cycle. The quench tank is equipped with a pneumatic lift table to rapidly lower the load into the water quench resulting in a 15 second quench time.
“At Wisconsin Oven, we look to maximize our customer’s process efficiency and production rate, so features such as the double tier hearth and the pneumatic lift table were key to achieving that goal. The double tier hearth allows for heating the next load sooner as the operator does not have to wait for the load to cool in the quench tank and then drain before placing the next load into the oven.” ~Gary Hanson, Application Engineer
Unique features of this Wisconsin Oven horizontal quench system include:
- Compliant with AMS2750E (Class 2, Instrumentation Type C)
- Compliant with reporting to meet the requirements of AMS 2771E
- 15 second quench time
- Motorized pusher/extractor to charge and discharge the load
- Pneumatic lift table on quench tank to rapidly lower the load into the water quench
- Double tier hearth on quench tank to allow a load to be placed in the oven while another load is in the quench tank for increased production capability
- Heated Quench Tank: 140 to 150°F starting water temperature with a 25° F maximum temperature rise