HEAT TREATMENT FURNACE FACILITIES
for the automotive industry

EBNER | Applications | Automotive Industry

Applications for the automotive industry.

The automotive industry demands the highest temperature uniformity, reproducibility and reliability from a heat treatment facility. The standards specified within the industry, such as CQI-9 (AIAG), must also be met.

In addition to specifications for maintaining and operating furnaces, these standards focus on the following elements:

  • Thermocouples
    Thermocouples must be calibrated before being used for the first time. The specified accuracy requirements and application criteria such as duration of use and frequency of use must be complied with for the relevant application (as control thermocouple, SAT thermocouple, TUS thermocouple).
  • Instrumentation and instrument testing
    Instrumentation (temperature measuring and control systems) must be calibrated at regular intervals. The minimum accuracy must be maintained.
  • SAT (System Accuracy Test)
    The complete measuring system of the temperature control system must be tested at specified intervals using a reference measurement. The measurement is performed using an SAT thermocouple and a suitable measuring instrument.
  • TUS (Temperature Uniformity Survey)
    The temperature uniformity within a furnace qualified for CQI-9 must be proven at specified intervals.
  • All tests and surveys must be documented and traceability ensured

EBNER meets or exceeds these quality criteria with its heat treatment facilities for dominant materials, such as aluminum in the aerospace industry and steel and aluminum in the automotive industry.

EBNER is also the right partner should an older model of furnace require an upgrade to meet automotive industry specifications. We would be pleased to assess your furnace facility and compile an upgrade package for the mechanical components, instrumentation and control system, including all documentation, installation and commissioning.

Regardless of whether material needs to be processed in coil-form, as a continuous strip or in plate-form, EBNER can supply a furnace facility tailored to each customer’s specific needs.

ALUMINUM

Ingots | Plate & sheet | Strip & foil

STRIP & FOIL

HICON
floater furnaces

for solution heat treating or recrystallizing strip

STRIP & FOIL

HICON
batch-type furnaces

for annealing strip and foil coils.

ROLLED PRODUCTS

HICON
pusher furnaces

for reheating and homogenizing

ROLLED PRODUCTS

HICON
batch-type furnaces

for reheating and homogenizing

PLATE & SHEET

HICON
roller-hearth furnaces

for solution heat treating or recrystallizing plate and sheet

PLATE & SHEET

HICON
batch-type furnaces

for aging and tempering plate or sheet.

BLANKS

HOTFORM
Multi-level batch-type furnace

for the hot forming of aluminum blanks.

BLANKS

HOTFORM
Roller-hearth furnace

for the hot forming of aluminum blanks.

STEEL

Steel strip | Electrical steel strip | Steel wire | Tube and bar | Blanks

STEEL STRIP

HICON
galvanizing and vertical annealing lines

Bright annealing facilities for non-alloyed to high-alloyed steel

STEEL STRIP

HICON/H2Q
horizontal continuous annealing line

Continuous hydrogen annealing lines for high-strength AHSS and UHSS steels with HICON/H2Q quenching technology

STEEL STRIP

HICON/H2
bright annealing line

Continuous annealing lines for unalloyed to high-alloyed steel strip, e.g. Cr and CrNi alloys, special NiFe alloys, titanium, etc., as well as coated steel strip

STEEL STRIP

HICON/H2
bell annealers

Bright annealing facilities for strip coils of non-alloyed to high-alloyed steel

STEEL STRIP

HICON
hardening and tempering line

Continuous hardening and tempering lines for unalloyed and low-alloyed carbon steels and martensitic stainless steels

ELECTRICAL STEEL STRIP

HICON/H2
annealing and coating line (ACL)

Continuous annealing lines for non-grain-oriented electrical strip (NO)

STEEL WIRE

HICON/H2
bell annealers

Bright annealing facilities for non-alloyed to high-alloyed steel

TUBE & BAR

Roller-hearth furnaces

Annealing facilities for tube and bar of non-alloyed to high-alloyed steels

hotPHASE
roller-hearth furnace

for the hot forming of 22MnB5 blanks