“Under the general trend of my country’s manufacturing industry upgrading and dual circulation, green manufacturing, intelligent manufacturing and service-oriented manufacturing have put forward higher requirements for heat treatment technology and equipment. As an advanced process in the field of heat treatment production technology, vacuum heat treatment has the advantages of high quality, low consumption, no pollution and high efficiency. With the rapid development of science and technology and the urgent needs of modern production, vacuum heat treatment technology is more and more widely used in China.
Under the general trend of my country’s manufacturing industry upgrading and dual circulation, green manufacturing, intelligent manufacturing and service-oriented manufacturing have put forward higher requirements for heat treatment technology and equipment. As an advanced process in the field of heat treatment production technology, vacuum heat treatment has the advantages of high quality, low consumption, no pollution and high efficiency. With the rapid development of science and technology and the urgent needs of modern production, vacuum heat treatment technology is more and more widely used in China.
Founded in 2013, Falong Thermal Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. is determined to produce advanced and reliable heat treatment equipment. On the basis of absorbing and introducing international advanced vacuum heat treatment concepts, it has developed LPC vacuum low pressure infiltration with completely independent intellectual property rights. The expert system of carbon and gas nitriding creates high-end heat treatment equipment based in China and facing the world. Today, Falong Thermal has cultivated a top technology and engineering team, has a wide customer base, and has become a leading thermal processing technology company in China.
Three major trends in the vacuum heat treatment industry: larger molds, stronger cooling, and higher informatization capabilities
The past 2021 is the first year of China’s “14th Five-Year Plan”, and it is also a year for the manufacturing industry to usher in new opportunities. Quality power, carbon neutrality, and intelligent manufacturing have become the focus of the transformation and upgrading of the manufacturing industry, which has brought unprecedented new development opportunities for the three business sectors of Falong Thermal.
The first major segment is tool/mold processing known as the “mother of industry”. At present, vacuum heat treatment processing has become an irreplaceable advanced technology in tool/mold production. In this huge sector of the industry, a revolutionary new trend has emerged in recent years, that is, the integrated die-casting process introduced by new energy vehicle companies. In the traditional stamping process, 70 to 100 parts are required for splicing the chassis base, and now the finished product can be obtained by only one die casting, which can greatly reduce the cost of time, production line and labor. The upgrade of this process requires larger die-casting molds, and the ton level of the vacuum furnace is increased from 2 tons to more than 10 tons. Thermal processing enterprises urgently need to break through the key technology for large-scale mold processing.
The second largest segment is aimed at the traditional machinery industry. Taking the carburizing treatment of steel as an example, the traditional method is oil seal cooling, but now green manufacturing requires the transformation and development of technology, and gradually replaces oil with gas, that is, adopts vacuum high-pressure gas quenching technology. In order to provide a faster cooling rate, the pressure required is getting higher and higher, and the original old heat treatment equipment can no longer meet the current production needs. Therefore, thermal processing enterprises need to upgrade many old equipment and iterate into new equipment and new technologies with stronger cooling capacity.
The third largest segment is high-end applications such as large ships. As a key support industry in the 14th Five-Year Plan, high-end applications have ushered in the “golden five years” of development. The government and enterprises continue to increase investment, and more high-end application manufacturers will accelerate the transformation of old equipment into new equipment. , to realize the merging and automation of production lines, and eventually develop into a “black light factory”, that is, a smart factory. Such a large-scale market increase has brought unprecedented growth opportunities to domestic thermal processing enterprises that provide high-performance products and possess informatization capabilities.
In addition, Falong Thermal Engineering is also actively expanding into emerging business sectors, such as 3D printing and processing and molding of non-metallic materials.
Choose Pfeiffer vacuum pump sets to provide customers with high-performance vacuum heat treatment solutions
As a comprehensive technology that combines vacuum technology and heat treatment, the vacuum furnace used for heat treatment requires the support of high-performance vacuum equipment. Since 2015, Falong Thermal has cooperated with Pfeiffer Vacuum. So far, Falong has more than 300 units of equipment running on the market, of which more than 200 units are equipped with Pfeiffer vacuum pumps.
For Falong Thermal, the long-term cooperation with Pfeiffer Vacuum is based on the three advantages of Pfeiffer products: first, beautiful and compact industrial design, Pfeiffer product design is durable and meets the aesthetic requirements of Falong Thermal; Second, reliable high-end quality, Pfeiffer products with high quality, low energy consumption, and digital sensing capabilities are in line with the needs of Falong Thermal and its customers for high-performance products; third, reliable technical support and Service, Pfeiffer Vacuum has a mature local service team and repair center, which can achieve a full range of technical support and spare parts supply. Through the application of Pfeiffer Vacuum products, Falong Thermal has further provided its manufacturing customers with advanced process capabilities, a higher degree of automation, and an excellent return on product investment.
“What I am most impressed by is the extreme performance of Pfeiffer Vacuum, which far exceeds our expectations, there is no doubt.” said Mr. Chen Yi, General Manager of Falong Thermal Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Falong Thermal’s vacuum tempering furnace is equipped with Pfeiffer Vacuum Okta 1000 Roots pump and Hena 302 single-stage rotary vane pump. The performance in terms of vacuum degree and pumping rate far exceeds the expectations of users. It is a thread tool in Taiwan, China. The manufacturer’s customer handed in a satisfactory answer sheet. In addition to strong vacuum performance, high-end manufacturing also has high requirements for the standardization and stability of thermal processing equipment. As the core key system in vacuum heat treatment, the stability of vacuum system directly determines the stability of the entire equipment. According to industry standards, vacuum heat treatment equipment needs to meet both AMS2750 heat treatment standards and AMS2769 vacuum heat treatment standards, and the reliability and performance of Pfeiffer vacuum pumps can fully meet these requirements.
As one of the new engines of high-quality development in China, digitalization and intelligence are at the core of the fourth industrial revolution. In the field of precision machining, Falong Thermal uses the vacuum heat treatment equipment ModuleHeat modular automatic low-pressure carburizing production line to provide automatic integration solutions, build automatic production lines for high-end tool manufacturer customers, and support the development of their intelligent manufacturing. The Pfeiffer vacuum pump set OKTA2000+HENA302 is equipped with multiple data sensors including temperature, speed and frequency conversion, which can meet the needs of intelligent production and help Falong Thermal’s equipment to achieve automation capabilities.
Pfeiffer Vacuum’s backing pump and Roots pump products are all imported from Europe. With advanced mechanical manufacturing technology and the spirit of craftsmanship, they have excellent performance and can help manufacturing customers reduce overall ownership in terms of durability, reliability and energy saving. Compared with the same investment of other brands, higher benefits can be obtained. Based on the feedback from customers of parts manufacturers in the 3C industry, Falong Thermal believes that although the initial investment in the use of Pfeiffer vacuum products is high, its strong performance can ensure stable and reliable qualified delivery and avoid oxidation or development of processed high-value products. Huang and other risks, resulting in huge cost consumption. Not only that, the low energy consumption and extremely low maintenance costs of Pfeiffer vacuum pumps ensure an excellent price/performance ratio.
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Mr. Chen Yi said: “The long-term cooperation between Pfeiffer Vacuum and Falong Thermal Engineering is based on our consistent philosophy: no matter from product positioning or technical performance, we always insist on providing value to customers with high quality, and promote the upgrading and transformation of the industry. Better support China’s green manufacturing and smart manufacturing, and move towards Industry 4.0.”
In the future, the manufacturing industry will usher in a new round of technological change and production equipment upgrades, which will continue to create new opportunities for enterprises. Falong Thermal will continue to work with Pfeiffer Vacuum to actively introduce digital, intelligent and low-energy vacuum heat treatment solutions to support the active and healthy development of China’s manufacturing industry with high quality.
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