A unique, multifunctional arrangement of bell-type furnace and multiple quench tanks, with a direct and rapid transfer of the load from the furnace(s) to the quench tank(s). A modular design enables easy expansions with all types of atmospheres and quench media. Max. temperature max. 1100 °C, loading up to 500 kg, useful dimensions from 300×300 mm to Ø700 mm. Manual or automatic process control.