The all new SyncroTherm® unit from ALD Vacuum Technologies is a one-piece flow heat treatment furnace system mainly for the automotive, tooling and aerospace markets. It provides for the first time the complete and total integration of vacuum heat treatment into the manufacturing work center.
The case hardening process is drastically accelerated in the SyncroTherm® unit, so that the process matches the cycle-time of soft-machining. Instead of big batches with multiple layers, the components are treated in one layer only. These so called “2D-batches” guarantee a rapid and very homogenous heat treatment for all heat treatment steps such as austenitizing, carburizing and quenching. This homogenous treatment guarantees optimum reproducibility of the heat treat quality and offers a significant potential for lowering heat treatment distortions which on the other hand reduce hard machining costs.