Linde declares HYDROFLEXTM ACS

Linde LLC has recently introduced the HYDROFLEXTM atmosphere control system (ACS), a universal solution for clean and bright oxide-free annealing of steel, stainless steel, copper, bronze or brass with high reliability and repeatability. Consistent surface quality is important for annealing sheet metal and manufacturing quality tubing, wire and parts. Applications include automotive; aerospace and military components; construction and industrial equipment; and electrical systems.

With the HYDROFLEX technology, many annealing tasks can be completed with non-flammable gas mixtures containing less than 5 percent H2. This contributes to fire safety while optimizing the use of H2 in the process.


Uses go beyond annealing, said Grzegorz Moroz, Program Manager, Heat Treatment and Atmospheres, Linde LLC. “The HYDROFLEX control system can help optimize your process efficiency and enhance productivity of your process regardless of whether you are annealing, sintering or brazing copper, steel, stainless steel, bronze or brass,â€? Moroz said. “First, it contributes to repeatable parts quality. In addition, a bright oxide-free finish means less rework, and a high reliability process means higher productivity.â€?

Linde offers a variety of advanced gas control technologies and engineering services for heat treatment furnaces including the CARBOJETTM gas-injection technology for improving production up to 20%.

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