Annealing

Annealing

Product Overview

Annealing Furnace

Annealing is a time-consuming heat treatment process used to soften material to its lowest hardness and is often used to improve machinability or formability. Steel and plastic are both materials that are commonly treated in an annealing oven. When processed and formed, the material strength can be compromised and reduce resistance to wear and cracking. In order to prevent this, metal and plastic parts are often placed in an annealing oven when the parts are heated to just below the transition temperatures for specific durations. The annealing process has several benefits such as improving the machinability, ductility, relieving tensile stress, and more.

There are various types of annealing, such as full annealing and spheroidized annealing, however the most common is process annealing. Often referred to as normalizing, process annealing is done to counteract the hardening effects of cold working in the manufacturing of final parts. After the pieces are worked, they can become too hard and brittle for further processing or final use. They are then placed in a batch or conveyorized annealing oven until the stresses have been removed. Then the material is slowly cooled to avoid adding new stresses in the materials. This process results in metal or plastic parts with low residual stresses in the structures and allows for stronger final products or durability to continue forming and machining the parts.

Epcon has been a leading global supplier or annealing or normalizing ovens to various industrial applications around the world. Our custom engineering and quality production, ensures your process heating equipment will perform and last for decades in your facility.

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You can contact us via phone, email, chat or by filling out a detailed quote online to begin the process. From there we will assign a sales and applications engineer to review your request and work with you to evaluate your process and operating demands, to develop the optimal custom technology solution.
Everything we design and manufacture is custom, so delivery times will vary based on the scale and complexity of the systems required. During the initial evaluation, our sales & applications engineers will be able to estimate the project timeline from initial concept to start-up.
Our Commissioning team will be onsite to not only oversee the installation and startup process, but also train your operators. We offer a range of after sales services, from preventative maintenance and spare parts programs, to global 24/7 in field service technical support to make sure your systems never experience costly downtime.

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After 45 years in business, and 4000+ systems operating across industries worldwide, Epcon's reputation is built on our commitment to quality work and dedication to our customers. Our success is grounded in repeat business. When you choose Epcon, you choose a supplier you can trust.

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We custom design and engineer every system based on your unique process needs and demands.

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From concept to completion, we can build every aspect of your entire system, fully tested, onsite and ready to use.

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All our equipment is built in-house, with strict quality controls and under the Project Engineer's oversight.

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