Automotive Industry

Wellman Furnaces is a supplier of high-quality furnace plant and equipment for the automotive sector.

Automotive Industry and Car Body

Both roller hearth and walking beam furnaces have been designed to heat high-strength steel flat products in a controlled atmosphere before fast discharge to a forming and quenching press that forms hardened structural beams for the automotive industry.

The control of both charging and discharging is integrated with the robots and forming and quench equipment, offering highly automated operation under PLC and SCADA Control. Batch frequency progression speeds as short as 15 seconds for the roller hearth furnaces and 10 seconds for the walking beam furnaces are achievable.

Maximum furnace temperature in operation is 980°C, with temperature uniformity better than +/-10°C. In continuous production +/-3°C is achievable.

Typical Furnace types supplied by Wellman for the Automotive Industry:-

-Roller Hearth Furnaces -Pusher Furnaces
-Walking Beam Furnaces -Mesh Belt Furnaces
-Sealed Quench Furnaces -Batch Furnaces