Global demand for heat exchangers for heat pumps and refrigeration systems is rising rapidly. For AP&T, this means increased demand for turnkey production facilities for the manufacture of heat exchanger plates. This equipment includes AP&T’s servo-hydraulic press, which consumes up to 70 percent less energy than conventional hydraulic presses.
“The low energy consumption of our servo-hydraulic press makes it a highly attractive option for heat exchanger plate manufacturers, not only financially but also environmentally,” promises Mikael Karlsson, AP&T’s press product manager.
The servo-hydraulic press not only has low energy consumption, but is also much quieter. It also requires only one-tenth of the hydraulic oil that a conventional hydraulic press consumes.
AP&T’s turnkey plants also include all the necessary equipment components required for feeding, stacking, destacking, straightening, cutting and embossing, for example.
Karlsson continues: “We supply a complete, fully automated solution with proven standard components that are designed to work together perfectly under all conditions. There is a lot of production in this segment and manufacturing often runs around the clock. This places high demands on operational reliability and machine availability.”
Most of AP&T’s customers in this segment manufacture brazed heat exchanger plates. However, the company also supplies equipment for the production of large gasketed heat exchanger plates, which require a much higher pressing force.
“Since the 1980s, we have been developing production solutions for all types of heat exchanger plates and have a broad and deep overall offering. As a ‘One Responsible Partner’, we constantly strive to provide our customers with the right conditions for efficient production throughout the entire life cycle of the equipment. We do this through high-quality, energy-efficient products, optimized services and strong personal commitment,” Karlsson concludes.