A third SECO/WARWICK furnace for a European aluminium rolling mill

Eurometal SA, member of the Eko-Świat group and manufacturer of high-quality aluminum products, has bought a third SECO / WARWICK furnace.

This solution will use the only rolling mill currently in operation in Poland with Polish equity.

The new equipment will consist of a Vortex® furnace for annealing aluminum coils, equipped with an external cooling system. The furnace is designed for operation under a nitrogen protective atmosphere.

Thanks to the proprietary jet flow technology, the SECO / WARWICK Vortex aluminum coil annealing furnace in combination with an optional bypass cooler for cooling in a nitrogen atmosphere and SeCoil® – the control and simulation software – enables manufacturers of aluminum coils to achieve a significant reduction the production cycle. This design saves energy, increases productivity and improves the surface quality of the processed coils. The main feature of the system is the increased heat transfer coefficient, which is achieved by aligning the atmosphere at high speed on both sides of the coil at the same time.

Vortex increases capacity by up to 30%
When annealing aluminum coils, the challenge is to optimize the process by shortening the cycle time as much as possible while maintaining the desired properties of the end product. Vortex is a heat treatment technology that can improve process efficiency by up to 30% compared to traditional annealing systems. At the same time, the furnace guarantees a very high process quality, which is characterized by the uniformity of the material properties, local cracks are minimized and burnt-on rolling oil residues are eliminated.

“Our product for aluminum coil annealing guarantees lower operating costs for the rolling mill and thus an increase in profitability. Eurometal has been our partner for many years. Our current third furnace is operated in line with the two existing systems that we previously supplied. Our cooperation is based on trust from the start. We always focus on approaching each assignment individually. We create a flexible system design, tailored to the needs of a particular rolling mill – said Sławomir Woźniak, CEO of the SECO / WARWICK Group.

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