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 HICON/H2® ULTRA H&T LINE

World's first 100% hydrogen H&T line for automotive steel with H2 jet quench.

EBNER's reputation as the world's most competitive and innovative full solution provider has been underlined yet again with this worldwide innovation: a continuous annealing line with 100% hydrogen atmosphere and 100% hydrogen quench instead of a water quench. 20 times the throughput of a conventional hardening and tempering line with improved quality, increased flex­ibility and a larger range of strip sizes. The horizontal design has 20% the throughput of a CAL or CGL, higher throughputs can be achieved with our vertical design.

EBNER's HICON/H2® ultra hardening and tempering line with upgraded quench can process AHSS grades including DP, TRIP, martensitic, Q&P and other grades from 580-1700 MPa yield strength with incomparable flatness.

The details

With decades of experience in both hydrogen atmosphere processing and heat treating automo­tive grade material, EBNER is a global market leader and has earned a reputation for quality and safety in hydrogen processing.

The hydrogen quench is a revolution in precisely controlled cooling. Incredibly high cooling gra­dients in excess of 200 K/s.mm (see temperature curve), plus the ability to interrupt quench and then control the temperature at a technologically advantageous level give our customers very high throughputs as well as more options for further transformation of the material microstruc­ture.

Best material

  • >200 K/s.mm cooling gradient in quench.
  • Precise cooling across the entire strip profile, width and length.
  • Excellent flatness and cleaner strip surface.
  • Unique quench patterns meet UHSS/AHSS and next generation AHSS.
  • Up to 100% martensite.
  • Dual phases with varying volume fraction of ferrite and martensite.
  • TRIPs and complex phase, with varying volume fraction of martensite, bainite, retained austenite and ferrite.
  • 580 - 1700 MPa yield strength.

Latest reference

An EBNER 100% hydrogen ultra hardening and tempering line successfully started operation at the beginning of 2017. HyCAL Corp. is thus the first company in North America to offer continuous heat treatment of steel in straight hydrogen atmosphere on a toll processing basis.

The EBNER advantage includes our full-scale R&D lab and highly experienced innovations team, pictured on front, allowing the development and testing of innovative facilites such as this under production conditions.

Ultra H&T line

Hydrogen quench
EBNER Development Team
Temperature plot

 HICON/H2® ULTRA H&T LINE

World's first 100% hydrogen H&T line for automotive steel with H2 jet quench.

EBNER's reputation as the world's most competitive and innovative full solution provider has been underlined yet again with this worldwide innovation: a continuous annealing line with 100% hydrogen atmosphere and 100% hydrogen quench instead of a water quench. 20 times the throughput of a conventional hardening and tempering line with improved quality, increased flex­ibility and a larger range of strip sizes. The horizontal design has 20% the throughput of a CAL or CGL, higher throughputs can be achieved with our vertical design.

EBNER's HICON/H2® ultra hardening and tempering line with upgraded quench can process AHSS grades including DP, TRIP, martensitic, Q&P and other grades from 580-1700 MPa yield strength with incomparable flatness.

The details

With decades of experience in both hydrogen atmosphere processing and heat treating automo­tive grade material, EBNER is a global market leader and has earned a reputation for quality and safety in hydrogen processing.

The hydrogen quench is a revolution in precisely controlled cooling. Incredibly high cooling gra­dients in excess of 200 K/s.mm (see temperature curve), plus the ability to interrupt quench and then control the temperature at a technologically advantageous level give our customers very high throughputs as well as more options for further transformation of the material microstruc­ture.

Best material

  • >200 K/s.mm cooling gradient in quench.
  • Precise cooling across the entire strip profile, width and length.
  • Excellent flatness and cleaner strip surface.
  • Unique quench patterns meet UHSS/AHSS and next generation AHSS.
  • Up to 100% martensite.
  • Dual phases with varying volume fraction of ferrite and martensite.
  • TRIPs and complex phase, with varying volume fraction of martensite, bainite, retained austenite and ferrite.
  • 580 - 1700 MPa yield strength.

Latest reference

An EBNER 100% hydrogen ultra hardening and tempering line successfully started operation at the beginning of 2017. HyCAL Corp. is thus the first company in North America to offer continuous heat treatment of steel in straight hydrogen atmosphere on a toll processing basis.

The EBNER advantage includes our full-scale R&D lab and highly experienced innovations team, pictured on front, allowing the development and testing of innovative facilites such as this under production conditions.

Ultra H&T line

Hydrogen quench
EBNER Development Team
Temperature plot

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