Annealing, Preheating or Quenching
You can turn to WBT-Electron for heat treatments up to 1,400℃.
WBT-Electron is specialized in the heat treatment of steel constructions, with which tension of materials is removed and the mechanical properties of steel can be altered. The most common of heat treatments are tempering (hydrogen-free annealing), stress-relief annealing, normalizing and solvent annealing and the drying and sintering of fire-resistant materials.
Special care for complex annealing or heat treatments
At WBT-Electron we have a lot of expertise in the heat treatment of high end industrial parts that consist of high grade alloys which need to be accurately heat treated at extremely high temperatures. We also provide the possibility to carry out heat treatments in inert or conditioned atmospheres.
WBT-Electron would like to be your partner in unique heat treatment projects. Please contact us or send in a request for specific information.
Quenching or forced cooling
WBT-Electron offers possibilities to quench with air, water or fog. Because of special emplacements we ensure controlled cooling of your workpiece using forced air cooling or fog quenching. We offer fog quenching whenever the rapid and controlled cooling of very large workpieces is required, like in the case of stainless steel 310. This proven method was developed by WBT-Electron and has since been deployed to our customers’ satisfaction.
Drying or sintering of fire-resistant materials
Using our high temperature furnaces we are able to dry, cure or sinter large quantities of fire-resistant concrete or other fire-resistant materials. These furnaces reach temperatures up to 1,400℃. These processes ensure the correct material structure is obtained. Since we are able to fully control these processes in our furnaces, it is a preferred solution compared to drying and sintering after final assembly in more uncontrolled operational conditions. Due to these conditions we prevent undesirable variations in composition, structure and size.
Because of the diversity of small and large furnaces we are perfectly capable of simulating simple fire tests for smaller and larger objects. This can provide you with insights in your materials which eventually have to pass a certified fire test.
Real time and online monitoring annealing process
Our annealing furnaces and mobile units are controlled by SCADA software which also provides you with all information from the thermocouples. Subsequently the software continuously monitors the process and initiates alerts. The system can be tracked online and SMS or e-mail messages can be forwarded to you.
Continuous quality control heat treatments
In order to guarantee full quality assurance all of our heat treatments are carried out according to our well-defined procedures. Our internal quality system is based on ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
In order to warrant the quality of heat treatments we apply ISO 17663 guidelines, on which our internal auditing document is based.
Annealing certificate and annealing graphs
For all our heat treatments we offer you an official annealing certificate and corresponding annealing graph. Usually we provide these documents digitally, but they can also at your request be supplied to you as hard copy.