HICON/H2® bell annealer facilities: the technology that revolutionized the heat treatment of steel strip coils.
Today, HICON/H2® is internationally known as a synonym for excellence in quality, productivity and lowest production costs. But it is undoubtedly the exceptional quality of steel coils annealed in 100 % hydrogen which has made HICON/H2® technology so successful.
Through intensive collaboration with partners in the industry, EBNER is able to tailor each HICON/H2® bell annealer to each customer's needs. New solutions, new products and the optimization of existing production processes are all supported.
Thanks to continual technological advances by EBNER's Research and Development Department, HICON/H2® bell annealers achieve the shortest possible annealing and cooling times while simultaneously keeping operating costs low. Customers in more than 45 countries across the globe use this technology, benefiting from its outstanding value for money and the increase in their own profitability.
The facility can be implemented to comply with the standards required by the automotive industry in accordance with CQI-9 (AIAG).
Bell annealers are used to heat treat non-grain-oriented electrical strip, both hot-rolled and cold-rolled, at temperatures between 650 and 900 °C. These processes can be grouped as follows:
The following advantages are provided by the facility design: