Inductoheat Inc: Ships Billet Heating System for Upset Forging

Madison Heights, MI - Inductoheat, Inc., has recently designed, built and shipped a 600kW, 3kHz induction billet forge heating system to a leading supplier of automotive driveline components.

This induction system for upset forging is capable of heating 1.5" to 3.0" diameter and 7" to 15" long billets at a nominal rate of 300 parts an hour.

The power for this system is provided by a 600kW - 3 kHz InductoForge® module. The InductoForge® power module provides a finer more accurate control for true billet temperature uniformity.

This induction system is comprised of several heavy-duty material handling features. The start of this forging line is a 6,500 lbs capacity bin tipper. This tipper allows a bin of parts to be dumped into the step feeder for automatic refill. The billet step feeder provides continuous feeding of billets end to end on the conveyor feeding system. A billet magazine allows for precise control for the in-feed and exit-feed pusher assemblies. An oval type coil assembly accommodates eight billets to be heating in-line.

AB Control Logic PLC with PanelView® 700 + HMI operator interface offers superior process control capabilities. An infrared temperature pyrometer for billet measurement and accept/reject functions assures the highest quality and repeatability for every induction heated billet.

Other features include:
  • Robot communication for unloading and reject heated billets.
  • Digital and analog temperature recording devices for process control.

    InductoForge is a trademark owned by Inductoheat, Inc. PanelView is owned by Rockwell Automation, Inc.

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