Hertwich to Supply Batch Homogenizing Plant for Hammerer Aluminium
Mar. 8, 2012
Hammerer Aluminium Industries (HAI), Austria, has placed an order with Hertwich Engineering, Austria, for the supply of a batch homogenizing furnace for their existing casthouse.
The new homogenizing plant is the second of its kind that Hertwich Engineering has supplied to Hammerer Aluminium. The furnace is designed for extra-long holding times that will enable it to process a range of special alloys, which are a growing segment in HAI’s production.
The furnace will be used to process billets that are seven meters long and range from 153 to 381 mm in diameter. The furnace has a capacity 43 tonnes.
Commissioning is scheduled for April 2012.
Hertwich Engineering GmbH is a company of the SMS group which, under SMS Holding GmbH, comprises a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry. With some 11,000 employees, the group generates sales of over EUR 3 billion.