Vacuum Carburizing Furnaces



The ICBP range is made of modular installations dedicated to quenching, low pressure / vacuum carburizing and low pressure carbonitriding. However, these flexible and scale-able installations can integrate different processes within the same line.

For more than 25 years, ECM Technologies has been a reference for main contractors with its patented Infracarb® process and its range of modular ICBP® installations. More than 262 installations corresponding to more than 1296 vacuum carburizing cells are producing in the world today.

These aforementioned ICBP installations stand for the French acronym “Installations de Cémentation Basse Pression”, which means Low Pressure Carburizing Installations. However, these machines can handle many more processes. Indeed, LPCN (Low Pressure Carbonitriding), brazing, sintering and many kinds of quenching can take place within these lines.

Furthermore, all of ECM Technologies ICBP installations can reach a high level of automation and can be set up directly in workshops. As an example, the ICBP Nano can be considered as a machine tool for vacuum carburizing since it can be fully integrated into production lines.

Another advantage of the ECM Technologies’ range of LPC installations lies in the fact that these machines can be integrated directly into factories. This is mainly due thanks to the use of vacuum. No flames result from carburizing or quenching operations. Also, the cold wall technology ensures great working conditions for operators since no heat is generated outside the furnace.


Multi chamber and scale-able installation for larger volumes

ICBP® Jumbo is the biggest design solution of our Low Pressure Carburizing furnace range. It maintains all the compact and modular qualities of the ICBP® Flex however, design goes further in terms of volume and number of parts treated in a low pressure carburizing installation.

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icbp-flex-furnaceMulti chamber and modular installation for vacuum carburizing

The modular and compact design of the ICBP® Flex meets the highest demands in terms of productivity and part quality. The ICBP® Flex can receive oil quenching cells (hot or cold), simple gas or reversible dual stream (up to 20 bar) quenching and heating cells, their number depending on the required production capacity.

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icbp-duo-furnaceDouble chamber furnace for vacuum carburizing and quenching applications

ICBP® Duo TH Oil Quenching and ICBP® Duo TG Gas Quenching comprises 2 independent chambers separated by a vacuum-tight door. Both solutions are compatible with AMS 2750 E and suitable for the treatment of aeronautics parts. The quenching cell can be oil (hot or cold) or gas (maximum pressure of 20 bar).

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icbp-nano-furnaceHighly integrable and compact vacuum carburizing system

The ICBP® Nano composes one module with 3 stacked up heating cells (which can be extended to 6 heating cells, corresponding to 2 heating modules) and gas quenching cells to quench the parts. The carburizing cells are stacked up to reduce the footprint’s installation as much as possible.

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ICBP-mono-furnace-squareSingle chamber furnace adapted to aeronautic applications

The ICBP® Mono allows smaller production facilities the opportunity to bring their heat treating in-house without sacrificing product quality. The cooling phase is performed with inert gas in the heating chamber.

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PFTH-furnace-squareVertical oil quenching installation for large loads

Our PFTH furnace is particularly adapted to the treatment of large size parts mainly found in aeronautical applications, such as landing gears. This vertical vacuum oil quenching furnace is also present in other industries that need to process heavy loads or long shafts.

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