Rotary plate furnace Systems are used for various continuous thermal treatment processes. This type of equipment is characterized by the compact design, starting from solution annealing to quenching (air / water) and the artificial ageing. Another application area is preheating aluminum rims before the Flow Forming process. A big advantage of this system is the flexibility as the loading can ensue in a chaotic way and operated with different dwell times. A Robot or manipulator can do the loading / unloading of the batch. The plate configuration can be adapted according to the part sizes. A fully automated material flow including part tracking and transfer of the treatment parameters to a higher-level control is also given.