FULLY AUTOMATED PROCESS FLOW
improved product quality in continuous lines due to impeccable temperature homogeneity
Sistem Teknik provides continuous furnaces with capacities ranging from 2 to 18 Tones per hour for homogenizing aluminum logs with diameters ranging from 4 to 12 inches and lengths up to 8200 mm. In continuous furnaces, desired temperature homogeneity is maintained within +3 °C tolerance while the process time is cut in half as compared to batch furnaces. All functions are carried out automatically via the system’s entrance conveyor, from the receipt of billets to the packaging process.
Continuous furnaces with automated processes enable every log to be subjected to the same heat treatment conditions, dramatically improving product quality. With the turbo cooling system, cooling speeds of 1250 °C/h are easily achieved. Crack inspection is done using an ultrasonic test station for alloys used in the aerospace and automotive industries.
The process control system allows for industry 4.0 solutions by integrating recipe monitoring, regional temperature control, customised fan settings, cooling speed control as well as the automated operation of every equipment including burners, fans, conveyors, saws, transfer cars, marking robots, and ultrasonic test stations.
Sistem Teknik’s continuous homogenizing centers are made up of the following components:
- Log Loading System in Its Entirety
- Conveyor for transferring logs
- Station for Ultrasonic Inspection
- Machine for Sawing
- Cars for transfer
- Conveyor for Furnace Log Loading
- Homogenization Furnace for Aluminum Logs, Gas-Heated (Continuous Type)
- Aluminum Logs Cooling Cabinet with Fast Cooling Option (Continuous Type)
- Exit Conveyor for Cooling Cabinets
- Log Strapping Machines, Semi-Automatic and Automatic
- Marking Device
Batch Type Homogenising
We also produce reversible batch style log homogenizing furnaces with desired temperature homogeneity within +5 °C tolerance and capacities ranging from 10 to 110 tones/charge. These furnaces can handle logs ranging in diameter from 4 to 16 inches and lengths up to 8200 mm. Sistem Teknik also offers stacking and de-stacking systems, allowing for safe and simple unmanned loading and unloading operations. In batch form homogenization centres, high cooling rates are achieved by reversing air flow and misting water in cooling cabinets (cooling speed 3 to 4.5 °C/min).
The introduction of automated multi-directional charging cars into the system ensures that logs are safely moved from stations to furnaces and cooling cabinets.