It is a sound adage that practice in everyday production engineering is generally more meaningful and therefore more effective than pure theory.
Even extensive cross-industry know-how and the resulting collective experience from expert knowledge cannot adequately compensate in all application cases for the knowledge or options that can usually only be gained in practice.
In the case of particularly complex requirements for a specifically designed heat treatment process, it is necessary to obtain practical knowledge and reliable values to ultimately secure the desired process.
For this reason, we have created a well-equipped Technology Centre for our customers in line with the motto “the proof of the pudding is in the eating”, where we can carry out meaningful customer-specific tests, not least before the final design of an industrial furnace.
In situations where our customers would simply like to know more about their heat treatment process, if they do not have the necessary capacity for their product development or even if they have to bridge a temporary production bottleneck, they are welcome to use our technical equipment where feasible in terms of technology and time.
This does not only include a dryer where we can display different types of ventilation of your product, such as horizontal and vertical ventilation, rolling of your component etc., but also the high-quality equipped technology centre of our sister company, Meier Prozesstechnik!
This means that vacuum impregnation processes can also be fully represented.
Pilot Lab for impregnation processes
Volume: Various systems up to 20,000 l capacity
Procedure: Immersion impregnation, vacuum pressure impregnation, electric and inductive heating, convective and active heating (circulating air)
Plant safety: Explosion protection conforming to 2014/34/EU (ATEX)
Suction capacity: 4 – 2000 m³/h (larger suction capacity on request), various vacuum pumps and multi-stage vacuum pump stands
Final total pressure: Up to 10-2 mbar (abs.)
up to 10-4 mbar (abs.) in laboratory scale
Drying and hardening technology
Volume: Various systems up to 23,700 l capacity
Drying temperature: Up to 450 °C
Drying methods: Convection drying, circulating air drying, atmospheric, under vacuum up to 10-2 mbar (abs.) for stationary or moving objects via rotating and rolling devices
Heating methods: Electrical indirect (heating register), electrical direct (current heat AC/DC, low frequency heating, electrical inductive, infrared)
Measurement technology: Established and the latest field devices from renowned manufacturers
Control technology: Latest control technology with various interfaces
Data transmission: BUS systems, HART protocol, internet etc.
Visualisation: SCADA system and HMI controllers in the latest versions
Logging: Recording, preparing and archiving process data
Energy management: Precise determination and display of electrical consumption data
Get in touch with us and we would be delighted to show you the options we offer and provide you with a specific quotation on request.