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.
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.
We are proud to announce the installation of an EBNER 100% hydrogen ultra hardening and tempering line at a customer's plant in Michigan by late 2016. HyCAL Corp. will be the first company in North America to offer hydrogen continuous annealing for steel 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.