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 SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
OX16 7SP Banbury
60240 Chaumont En Vexin
TS 21 3EB Cleveland