September 26, 2018

AICHELIN delivers large furnace in Sweden

Cast link belt furnace with a length of 80 meters and a weight of 230 tons in production in Mödling, Austria 

Göteborg – Swedish fastener manufacturer BULTEN has commissioned the Austrian heat treatment specialist AICHELIN with the production of a cast link belt furnace for the refinement of high-strength steel screws and nuts. At 80 meters length, the furnace plant has a performance of 2 tons per hour and is scheduled to be shipped by December 2018. It is the second industrial furnace plant for the Swedish Hallstahammar site. 

Ten years after its first delivery for this site, AICHELIN has now been able to land the follow-up order for a second 2000 kg/h cast link belt furnace plant. Thanks to the positive references at Bulten, the current project was finalized within a few months only between the first request and the final negotiation. The plant line measures 80 x 10 meters and weights around 180 tons; counting liquids and components, even 230 tons. 

AICHELIN is delivering the electrically heated high-temperature hardening furnace and the protective-gas-tight tempering furnace with oil or emulsion hardening baths. Moreover, measuring and switching systems are included, as well as the process control system FOCOS 4.0 for the new plant (as well as an update of the data acquisition of the existing plant) and a protective gas generator. As with the previous order, the customer provides the loading and unloading device and the component washing machines under their own direction.


About Bulten AB

Bulten is one of the leading suppliers of fasteners to the international automotive industry. The company’s product range includes everything from customer-specific standard products to customized special fasteners. The company also provides technical development, line-feeding, logistics, material and production expertise. Bulten offers a Full Service Provider concept or parts thereof. The company was founded in 1873, has some 1,300 employees in nine countries and head office in Gothenburg. The share (BULTEN) is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. 


AICHELIN Ges.m.b.H., with headquarters in Mödling near Vienna is the leading European company for high-quality industrial plants and systems for thermal and thermo-chemical heat treatment of metallic components. AICHELIN plants are primarily used in the automotive and automotive supplier industry, in heat treatment facilities, in the bolts and roller bearings industry as well as in the precision and bulk parts industry. AICHELIN’s subsidiaries in Europe are located in France, Germany, Slovenia, and Switzerland; the worldwide presence of the company includes subsidiaries and branch offices in China, India, Russia, and the US, as well as a sales network in 22 more countries.


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