This is an offline process to anneal Nitinol or other high temperature metals in a continuous process. Completed reels of braided materials are loaded onto the machine and advanced through a Thermcraft furnace to anneal the material. The machine provides a 99% Argon Environment using Festo valves and controllers. Material is pulled through the oven using Yaskawa Servo motors and drives which are controlled using a RedLion HMI/PLC. Tension is controlled using inline tensiometers to provide a continuous feedback loop.
The machine features a Thermcraft Express Line Split Tube Furnace capable of heating up to 1200°C. https://thermcraftinc.com/product-category/express-line-laboratory-furnaces/