【News】 Furnaces an area of great future potential for AP&T 【新闻】 AP&T未来极具潜力的业务领域:多层加热炉

Our furnace systems meet the growing needs of solutions for the automotive industry that will make production more efficient and make vehicles lighter, safer and more energy-efficient. We are now dedicating AP&T furnaces its own business area, increasing the potential of developing future solutions with our customers,” says Pär Mickos, Product Manager of Furnace Systems at AP&T.

“我们的加热炉系统满足了汽车行业日益增长的技术需求,这些解决方案不仅将提高生产效率,而且使车辆更轻便、更安全、更节能。APT现在把加热炉系统列为独立的业务领域,将提升与客户开发未来解决方案的潜力,”APT加热炉系统产品经理Pär Mickos说道。

AP&T, with headquarters in Ulricehamn, Sweden, develops and manufactures steel and fiber-forming production solutions. Its largest customer segment is in the automotive industry. The company is a world leader in press hardening of sheet metal and has repeatedly received recognition for its process technology for hot forming high-strength aluminum. They have developed and manufactured multi-layer furnaces since 2010.

AP&T 总部位于瑞典乌尔里瑟港市,并在此研发和生产钢板及纤维素成形的生产解决方案。汽车行业是其最大的客户领域。AP&T 是硼钢热成形领域的全球领导者,同时,其高强度铝的热成形工艺技术也多次获得客户认可。自2010年起,AP&T 便着手研发和生产多层加热炉。


In terms of volume, we are already one of Sweden’s largest manufacturers of furnaces for industrial applications. We have a well-proven program of competitive products and considering the growth potential we see in our niches on the global market, we are ready to expand,” says Pär Mickos.

 “就产量而言,AP&T在工业应用领域已是瑞典最大的加热炉制造商之一。同时,我们拥有一系列久经市场验证的产品,它们在全球市场表现出强大的增长潜力。无疑,这是AP&T准备扩张的最佳时机。” Pär Mickos说道。


Designating a business area to furnaces at AP&T, in similarity to those for presses and automation, means an increase in customer focus and resources for e.g., product development.



Energy-efficient, electric Multi-Layer Furnace



The foundation of the current product program is AP&T’s energy-efficient, electric Multi-Layer Furnace, available in a number of designs for press hardening and hot forming aluminum. Its multi-layer design means it has a relatively small footprint on the shop floor than conventional roller hearth furnaces. It has few moving parts which reduces the need for maintenance and production can continue, even if one of the furnace layers needs to be shut down. All furnaces are equipped with AP&T’s feeding and unloading automation.

当前系列产品的主款是AP&T 节能高效的多层电加热炉,设计多样,可应用于钢板热成形和高强度铝热成形。与传统辊底炉相比,多层设计减少了占地面积;运动部件少,降低了维保需求;当其中一个炉腔需要关闭,生产仍可以继续。所有加热炉均配备AP&T上料和下料自动化。

In addition to the Multi-Layer Furnace, the press hardening furnace program includes advanced systems for process monitoring. Also included is AP&T’s patented solution for partial hardening, TemperBox®, which makes it possible to combine soft and hard sections in one and the same component.



The Multi-Layer Furnace is part of AP&T’s solution for hot forming high-strength aluminum, as are AP&T’s servohydraulic press and automation. The process makes it possible to manufacture complexly formed components in demanding aluminum alloys, effectively and with short cycle times.



All furnace products are also included in AP&T’s aftermarket offer which will not also include e.g., new types of availability agreements.



As a long-term partner to the global automotive industry, we will continue to be forerunners that offer products and services that help customer companies take a step into the future. Here, our furnace system will be an important part of our total offering,” says Mickos.

 “作为全球汽车行业的长期合作伙伴,AP&T将继续努力提供先进的产品和服务,帮助客户迈向未来。在此,我们郑重宣布加热炉系统成为AP&T产品的重要组成部分。” Mickos说道。


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