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Energy when needed, modern eco-efficient production machine for brazing heat exchangers

Objective

ENEED-2001-Energy when NEEDed, modern eco-efficient production machine for brazing heat exchangers (Delphi, Alcan, CRF, Fin-Machine, SAET, Solvay, UTC, Carrier) For energy saving and environment reasons, innovation in heat exchanger brazing process is required. Today, a 50 m long braze line -electrostatic fluxer, thermal degreasing oven with fumes incinerator and braze furnace- is working 24 h a day and 340 days a year. Only 10% of the energy is used to braze parts. The idea is to save the maximum of energy (10 GWh/year and per machine producing 600000 parts/year) with a new heating system (induction, resistance & laser combination) used only when needed, a material with low melting point temperature (500°C i/o 600°C), a catalytic converter for fume's treatment, one 4 m long machine integrating heating and fume's treatment, giving full flexibility (one piece flow), improving job skills and work conditions.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

DELPHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS LUXEMBOURG SA
Address
Av. De Luxembourg
4949 Bascharage
Luxembourg

Participants (9)

Alcan International Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Southam Road
OX16 7SP Banbury
CARRIER S.A.
France
Address
Route Thil
01120 Montluel
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
COVAIR
France
Address
Zi La Neuvillette
60240 Chaumont En Vexin
DILAS DIODENLASER GMBH
Germany
Address
Galileo Galilei Strasse 10
Mainz
GROUPE DE RECHERCHES ET D'ANIMATIONS POUR LE DÉVELOPPEMENT, L'INNOVATION ET L'ENSEIGNEMENT EN TECHNOLOGIE
France
Address

60205 Compiegne
SOCIETA APPLICAZIONI ELETTROTERMICHE SPA
Italy
Address
Via Torino 213
10040 Leini
SOLVAY FLUOR GMBH
Germany
Address
Hans-boeckler-allee 20
30173 Hannover
THE FIN MACHINE COMPANY LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Salters Lane, Sedgefield, Stockton On Tees
TS 21 3EB Cleveland