ECM USA has partnered with the prominent global manufacturer, SEW-EURODRIVE, to commission a modular NANO vacuum furnace system completely integrated with advanced automation for their Lyman, South Carolina facility. It is the third ECM NANO system with integrated robotics and advanced capabilities for the US heat treat market within the last two years. This 6-chamber, 20-bar quench NANO vacuum furnace system provides maximum flexibility and integration utilizing the addition of 16 tempering positions, advanced solvent-based washer (both oil and water-based contaminants), and robotic workload assembly/disassembly. Dunnage management is also provided and fully automated within the robotics configuration. The system was specifically designed to run multiple materials (including carburized grades and tool steels) and has the modular flexibility to adapt to an increase in production for various load scenarios and processes. SEW-EURODRIVE Movitrans (SEW-EURODRIVE’s patented inductive energy power transfer supply system) will also be incorporated within ECM’s vacuum furnace transfer system.
As the industry demand for automated solutions grows, ECM exceeds these new heat treatment production expectations with innovative technology, highly efficient equipment, and superior service.