ECM TECHNOLOGIES

46, rue Jean Vaujany, TECHNISUD, 38029 Grenoble
France

Telephone +33 4 76496560
Fax +33 4 38490403
info@ecmtech.fr

Location

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THERMPROCESS 2015 hall map (Hall 9): stand B65

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THERMPROCESS 2015 fairground map: Hall 9

Contact

Hanna PEREZ

Skilled worker
Marketing, sales, advertising, PR

46, rue Jean Vaujany
38029 GRENOBLE, France

Phone
+33 4 76496560

Fax
+33 4 38490403

Email
h.perez@ecmtech.fr

Xiaoyan LI

Skilled worker
Marketing, sales, advertising, PR

46, rue Jean Vaujany
38029 GRENOBLE, France

Phone
+33 4 76496560

Fax
+33 4 38490403

Email
xiaoyan.li@ecmtech.fr

Alfred RALLO

Executive board/managing director
Marketing, sales, advertising, PR

46, rue Jean Vaujany
38029 GRENOBLE, France

Phone
+33 4 76496560

Fax
+33 4 38490403

Email
a.rallo@ecmtech.fr

Pierre BERTONI

Skilled worker
Marketing, sales, advertising, PR

46, rue Jean Vaujany
38029 GRENOBLE, France

Phone
+33 4 76496560

Fax
+33 4 38490403

Email
p.bertoni@ecmtech.fr

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 02  Melting shop
  • 02.02  Electric melting and holding furnaces (pouring equipment see 10.01)
  • 02.02.02  Crucible induction furnaces

Crucible induction furnaces

  • 02  Melting shop
  • 02.02  Electric melting and holding furnaces (pouring equipment see 10.01)
  • 02.02.08  Vacuum melting furnaces

Vacuum melting furnaces

  • 06  Plant and equipment for casting and pouring of non-ferrous metals
  • 06.01  Ingot casting
  • 08  Plant and systems for shaping of non-ferrous metals
  • 08.08  Reheating and heat treating furnaces

Reheating and heat treating furnaces

  • 01  Industrial Furnaces, Industrial Heat Treatment Plants and thermal processes for
  • 01.05  Hard Metals
  • 01.05.05  Vacuum sintering

Vacuum sintering

  • 01  Industrial Furnaces, Industrial Heat Treatment Plants and thermal processes for
  • 01.05  Hard Metals
  • 01.05.06  Sintering

Sintering

  • 01  Industrial Furnaces, Industrial Heat Treatment Plants and thermal processes for
  • 01.05  Hard Metals
  • 01.05.09  Brazing

Brazing

  • 01  Industrial Furnaces, Industrial Heat Treatment Plants and thermal processes for
  • 01.06  Ceramics
  • 01.06.02  Sintering

Sintering

  • 01  Industrial Furnaces, Industrial Heat Treatment Plants and thermal processes for
  • 01.06  Ceramics
  • 01.06.04  Brazing

Brazing

  • 01  Industrial Furnaces, Industrial Heat Treatment Plants and thermal processes for
  • 01.08  Steel and Iron
  • 01.08.02  Primary shaping
  • 01.08.02.03  MIM (Metall Injection Moulding)

MIM (Metall Injection Moulding)

  • 01  Industrial Furnaces, Industrial Heat Treatment Plants and thermal processes for
  • 01.08  Steel and Iron
  • 01.08.02  Primary shaping
  • 01.08.02.04  Sintering

Sintering

  • 01  Industrial Furnaces, Industrial Heat Treatment Plants and thermal processes for
  • 01.08  Steel and Iron
  • 01.08.03  Heat treating
  • 01.08.03.03  Hardening and tempering

Hardening and tempering

  • 01  Industrial Furnaces, Industrial Heat Treatment Plants and thermal processes for
  • 01.08  Steel and Iron
  • 01.08.03  Heat treating
  • 01.08.03.05  Annealing

Annealing

  • 01  Industrial Furnaces, Industrial Heat Treatment Plants and thermal processes for
  • 01.08  Steel and Iron
  • 01.08.03  Heat treating
  • 01.08.03.11  Case hardening

Case hardening

  • 01  Industrial Furnaces, Industrial Heat Treatment Plants and thermal processes for
  • 01.08  Steel and Iron
  • 01.08.04  Diffusion processes
  • 01.08.04.01  Carburizing

Carburizing

  • 01  Industrial Furnaces, Industrial Heat Treatment Plants and thermal processes for
  • 01.08  Steel and Iron
  • 01.08.04  Diffusion processes
  • 01.08.04.03  Gas carburizing

Gas carburizing

  • 01  Industrial Furnaces, Industrial Heat Treatment Plants and thermal processes for
  • 01.08  Steel and Iron
  • 01.08.04  Diffusion processes
  • 01.08.04.04  Low pressure carburizing (LPC)

Low pressure carburizing (LPC)

  • 01  Industrial Furnaces, Industrial Heat Treatment Plants and thermal processes for
  • 01.08  Steel and Iron
  • 01.08.04  Diffusion processes
  • 01.08.04.06  Carbo nitriding
  • 01  Industrial Furnaces, Industrial Heat Treatment Plants and thermal processes for
  • 01.08  Steel and Iron
  • 01.08.04  Diffusion processes
  • 01.08.04.08  Nitriding
  • 01  Industrial Furnaces, Industrial Heat Treatment Plants and thermal processes for
  • 01.08  Steel and Iron
  • 01.08.07  Joining technologies
  • 01.08.07.02  Brazing

Brazing

  • 02  Equipment for special use
  • 02.02  Laboratory equipment
  • 02.02.02  Laboratory-type melting furnaces

Laboratory-type melting furnaces

  • 03  Componentes, equipment and other supplies
  • 03.02  Heating
  • 03.02.01  Electric heating devices
  • 03.02.01.01  Inductive heating devices

Inductive heating devices

  • 03  Componentes, equipment and other supplies
  • 03.02  Heating
  • 03.02.01  Electric heating devices
  • 03.02.01.05  Plasma heating devices

Plasma heating devices

Our products

Product category: Crucible induction furnaces

Induction furnaces

The elaboration and fusion of high added value materials or the improvement of the materials’ physical properties all take place in vacuum or controlled atmosphere furnaces. The technologies used can be a cold crucible (crucible with cooled copper or stainless steel parts), a hot crucible (graphite or other) or a susceptor or muffle radiating on the heated material. Therefore, cold electric insulating materials (ceramic, glass, enamel, silicon) can be treated in our induction furnaces. Plasma solutions can be considered as a mean to purify the materials.

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Product category: Vacuum melting furnaces

Induction furnaces

The elaboration and fusion of high added value materials or the improvement of the materials’ physical properties all take place in vacuum or controlled atmosphere furnaces. The technologies used can be a cold crucible (crucible with cooled copper or stainless steel parts), a hot crucible (graphite or other) or a susceptor or muffle radiating on the heated material. Therefore, cold electric insulating materials (ceramic, glass, enamel, silicon) can be treated in our induction furnaces. Plasma solutions can be considered as a mean to purify the materials.

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Product category: Ingot casting

POLYCRISTALLINE SILICON / SILICON INGOT

30 years of experience in silicon crystallization for the photovoltaic industry and 80 years of experience in vacuum furnace manufacturing. ECM Technologies’ industrial vocation and passion for high-tech thermal applications naturally led to develop polycrystalline and quasi-mono (CrystalMax®) growth equipment such as ECM's silicon melting PV 600 furnace.

ECM Technologies is at the heart of the European Photovoltaic Valley, located in the French Alps, with the French National Institute for Solar Energy R&D National laboratories (CNRS, CEA, ...), PV Industries: Photowatt, PV alliance, Solarforce, Tenesol.

ECM Greentech now offers a turnkey plant solution for vertically integrated photovoltaic panel manufacturing (Ingot, wafer, cell, module)

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Product category: Vacuum sintering

Vacuum furnaces

VACUUM FURNACE APPLICATIONS

ECM Technologies manufactures vacuum furnaces since 1964.

Today, more than 1,500 vacuum furnaces are installed throughout the world, for an extended range of applications: low pressure carburising, annealing (aging, magnetic…) vacuum brazing, gas quenching, oil quenching…

For a perfect control of the thermal performance of its furnaces, ECM manufactures its own molybdenum resistors.

VACUUM CONTROL FOR TREATMENT RELIABILITY

ECM Technologies offers a range of equipment (vacuum furnaces) for the vacuum heat treatment of metals, alloys and other materials while vacuum brazing at the same time. The variety of processes requires the implementation of optimised technologies for each application.

From 150 to 2,800°C, from several cm3 to several m3 of available volume, from atmospheric pressure to molecular vacuum, up to 20 bar cooling, ECM Technologies is ready to meet all these technological and industrial challenges.

APPLICATIONS RECOMMENDED FOR VACUUM FURNACES

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Product category: Hardening and tempering

Gas quenching

Gas quenching is a cooling process focused on quality.

More than 80% of ECM Technologies’ European and North American clients have adopted gas quenching.
ECM Technologies devotes great efforts in R&D to optimise this technology.

Gas quenching is a cleaner process and therefore easy to integrate. The gas quenching parameters can be precisely adjusted to provide a substantial improvement in quality.

INTEGRATED AND ECOLOGICAL

ECM Technologies’ vacuum furnaces are an economic and ecological alternative. With ICBP® furnaces, gas quenching takes place in a specific cell in which the loaded parts are quickly transferred from their heating cell after low pressure carburising.
The parts are then cooled by a high pressure gas injection, up to 20 bar, stirred by two turbines.

Unlike with oil quenching, it is no longer necessary to wash, recycle or treat the effluent when upon exit. Gas quenching is a cleaner and cheaper process which respects the environment. It is a uniform, predictable and reproducible process because it eliminates the calefaction phenomena generated by oil quenching.

Gas quenching produces significant quality gains which can easily lead to savings, such as a decreasing percentage of waste or a reduction in post machining operations. With gas quenching, parts are closer to their final dimensions, with a high level of reproducibility.
Companies like Delphi, which now use oil and gas quenching, increase the proportion of gas quenched parts for diesel pumps parts while keeping the oil quenching for more massive components.

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Product category: Low pressure carburizing (LPC)

ICBP

For over 20 years, ECM Technologies has been a reference for main contractors with its (patented) Infracarb®process and its range of modular ICBP®installations.

To meet the most diverse applications, the ICBP®range is now available in modular furnaces, such as ICBP® Flex and ICBP® Jumbo, double chamber (ICBP®Duo) and single chamber furnaces (ICBP®Mono).
More than 200 installations corresponding to more than 1000 heating cells producing in the world today.

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Product category: Carbo nitriding

Low pressure carbonitriding

Low pressure carbonitriding (CNBP) is a thermochemical surface treatment in which nitrogen - obtained from ammonia NH3 dissociation - interacts with carbon during the 3 phases:

Superficial surface fixing by chemical reaction of the carburising element
Inward diffusion
Superficial hardening of the parts using martensitic quenching
Increased compressive residual stresses
In low pressure, the efficiency of introducing nitrogen in the materials is proved when ammonia is introduced into the combustion chamber during certain stages of intermediate and final diffusion.The NH3 partial pressure is the same when carburising.

The number and length of carbonitriding steps depend on the depth and the concentration of nitrogen desired under the surface.

The process temperature can reach 960°C and is much higher than atmospheric carbonitriding. This allows deep diffusion of nitrogen - up to 1 mm - and nitrogen levels on the surface of up to 0.6%, with much shorter time cycles.

The process temperature can reach 960°C and is much higher than atmospheric carbonitriding. This allows deep diffusion of nitrogen - up to 1 mm - and nitrogen levels on the surface of up to 0.6%, with much shorter time cycles.

The gases produced by cracking are burned downstream of the pumping unit in order to meet environmental standards.

CNBP offers undeniable resistance gains to gearing strain.

It has been demonstrated that, in the case of transmission pinions, the combination of CNBP and staged gas quenching during the martensitic phase 180°C-200°C-STOP-QUENCH- produced strain resistance gains of about 30%, as shown by the Woelher curves regarding low pressure carburising followed by direct gas quenching.

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Product category: Nitriding

Vacuum furnaces-Vesuve

VACUUM PURGE FURNACE WITH FORCED CONVECTION HEATING

Airtight vacuum furnace equipped with a reeved organized convection guaranteeing perfectly controlled atmosphere and excellent temperature uniformity.

MAIN USES

Annealing and tempering - Ageing.

MAIN OPTIONS

Nitridation - Accelerated cooling.

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About us

Company details

We started to manufacture heat treatment furnaces in 1928. With decades of field feedback, ECM Technologies has built itself a strong reputation in the field of advanced heat treatments in automotive, aeronautics, commercial heat treatment, electronic and photovoltaic industries.

International and close-by, the Company is headquartered in Grenoble, France and has subsidiaries in USA, China, Kazakhstan, and India, meaning ECM Technologies' Sales, Engineering and Service teams are somewhere nearby to support your worldwide operations.

Our plant, comprises specific workshops  (8,000m²) including 3,000 m² boiler shop, masters all stages of construction and assembling.

ECM Technologies' activity splits into market based sectors:

  • Vacuum carburizing, vacuum carbonitriding, hardening lines for automobile and mechanical industries: Transmissions, pinions, diesel injection pumps, etc.
  • Vacuum batch furnaces (Hardening, tempering, brazing, sintering of PM products or advanced ceramics, degassing...)
  • Polycrystalline silicon growing furnaces for photovoltaic industries, therefore providing complete PV manufacturing lines (ingot, wafer, cell and module) on a turnkey basis.
  • Induction furnaces for various applications up to 3,000°C (melting, etc....)
  • Special furnaces for mechanical and nuclear Industries, according to customer specifications.
  • The ECM systems help to provide solutions to your environmental concerns.

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Company data

Sales volume

50-99 Mio US $

Export content

> 75%

Number of employees

100-499

Foundation

2008