Process Facts & Figures

"PIMS": Product Information Management System

  • Developed internally by Spectra for Spectra, our PIMS system provides important data to the operator at each station, including recipe information and non-conformance history.  
  • Digital pictures of every issue are taken and stored.  Accountability by the Operator is ensured through diligent following of the PIMS system.

Easy Alloy Selection and Specification

  • Computer controlled flexible scheduling

Billet Scrubbing

  • To reduce contaminants in the end product

Largest Billet Length Variance Known

  • 300mm to 1300mm

Tapered Billet Heating

  • For uniform exit temperature (Isothermal), consistent temper and profile dimensions

"Short Stroke" Press Design

  • Not readily seen in North America but accepted as the finest design
  • More rigid structure due to closer platens
  • More consistent tooling performance
  • Improved delivery performance

Quick-Change Container with Pre-Heat Ability

  • Multiple heating zones (isothermal)
  • Multiple cooling zones (isothermal)

The Best Extrusion Exit Quench System Available

  • Rarely seen in North America
  • Water quenching with over 100 hp & 800 gpm 
  • Air quenching with over 325 hp & 114,700 cfm
  • Computer controlled, customized to the profile, data-logged and recipe based
  • Recipe based and data-logged every second for full traceability
  • Patented droplet size
  • Air & Water - get both!

Double Runout and "Passing Pullers"

  • Extrusions cooled under tension
  • Reduces twist and bow and/or scratches between cavities

Extra-wide Batching Table

  • Reduces chance of material contact and scratches

Automated stretching

  • Camera controls from both ends

End Flow Age Oven

  • Indirect burner tubes provides the ultimate in uniform heating