Pyradia offers a full range of Aluminum Furnaces to meet the most demanding heat treating process requirements today. Our Aluminum Furnaces meet and exceed the AMS 2750E, 2771C Standards often required in Aerospatiale and Military applications. We offer Aluminum Furnace configurations to suit every type of production requirement such as: heat treating, annealing, solution annealing, precipitation hardening and accelerated aging, age hardening and preheat processes for aluminum castings, forgings, extrusions and aluminum fabricated parts. Backed by more than 40 years of experience and thousands of installations worldwide, our Aluminum Furnaces incorporate the most advanced technologies available and have earned a reputation as being among the most reliable and precise heat treating solutions on the market today.
Main categories of Aluminum Furnaces:
Aluminum Solution Heat Treating
Aluminum solution heat treating is a heating method which is done to increase the strength of an alloy. Aluminum alloys gain strength by subjecting the aluminum material to a series of processing steps commonly referred to as solution heat treatment, quenching, and aging. During the first step, the alloy is heated at a high temperature over a precise time period. The aluminum solution heat treating process creates small particles that derive from the aluminum matrix. These particles, called precipitates, have an influence on the malleability of the material. The alloy is then cooled rapidly or quenched by immersing it in a solution. Water or a water-glycol solution is commonly used in this process. The time period involved in the treatment process is referred to as aging.
The Best Temperature Uniformity in the Marketplace
A precise temperature range must be maintained to ensure successful aluminum solution heat treating. Pyradia has developed high performance Drop Bottom Quench Furnaces that offer the best temperature uniformity in the marketplace. Their superior performance and reliability of make them the perfect choice for aluminum solution heat treating. Advanced features of Pyradia’s Drop Bottom Quench Furnaces:
- High efficiency fans ensure temperature uniformity of ± 9oF (5oC) at any temperature, from 300oF to 1 200oF (150oC to 650oC)
- State of the art insulation with 6”of ceramic fiber modules for minimum heat loss and heat storage. Ceramic configuration provides durability with low maintenance.
- High performance dual speed electro-mechanical winch system for extra reliable controlled acceleration/deceleration