Madison Heights, MI - Inductoheat, Inc., the world's leading induction heating equipment manufacturer, ships a single module, 500kW / 3kHz InductoForge® induction forging system and material handling equipment to a worldwide supplier of hardware and hand tools. This machine is designed for heating a wide range of billet diameters and lengths to 2250ºF: ± 50ºF.
This forging line begins with a 6,500 lbs capacity automatic bin tipper dumping carbon steel billets into a rotary feeder with automatic refill. The rotary feeder continuously feeds billets end to end using a start / stop motion sensor, and supplies a pinch wheel infeed system that precisely delivers billets through the induction coils on heavy-duty skid rails.
The 500kW / 3kHz power module supplies two, in-line forging coils and accurately heats the billets to 2250ºF at a nominal rate of 300 pieces per hour. Process control is enhanced by IHAZ(TM) temperature modeling software, enables advanced temperature control of the billet heating process. IHAZ(TM) software allows for customized billet temperature profile (Induction Heat Affected Zone) to best suit the customer's ideal billet heating specifications. It can also generate the optimum-running parameters and set points for Standby and Rapid Start, which are stored as a recipe in the billet heater's AB Compact Logix PLC and AB PanelView 700+.
After billets are heated to the ideal temperature profile, they exit the induction coil on a fastextractor conveyor, while the infrared temperature pyrometer activates the over and under accept / reject system.
For more information about the InductoForge® system or additional thermal processing solutions contact Inductoheat, Inc. or visit www.inductoheat.com.
Inductoheat, Inc, which is leading the world in induction heating technologies is one of forty companies making up the Inductotherm Group. As a multi-technology, global organization, Inductotherm Group serves the thermal processing industry by manufacturing and marketing a diverse range of products and services, some of which include Inductotherm induction melting systems, Inductoheat and Radyne induction heating equipment, Thermatool pipe and tube welding equipment, Bricmont furnaces for steel, and Consarc vacuum melting and refining systems.
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