Inductoheat Ships Induction Hardening and Tempering System
December 6, 2010
Inductoheat, Inc., a leading induction heating equipment manufacturer, recently shipped an induction hardening and tempering system to a major drivetrain component supplier. This machine is designed specifically for hardening and tempering hub spindles and outer ring hubs. This equipment is comprised of a STATISCAN IV system for induction hardening, using alternating coils for two different parts and a STATISCAN II system with a channel coil for induction tempering. To achieve the ideal case depth and hardness patterns the system included two power supplies, a UNIPOWER UP16 200 kW for hardening, and a STATIPOWER SP16 50 kW for tempering. Up to 80 parts per hour travel through the hardening portion of the system using a two-axis gantry with absolute feedback, while a continuous feed conveyor moves the parts through the tempering section. The equipment controls package is a PLC with 12" touch-screen PC-HMI interface. This proven technology has the latest in graphical visualization software and features: part recipe management, Process monitoring with data archiving, data logging, motion program and fault help. Several additional features include: Water recirculation system, quench recirculation system, automatic lubrication system, pyrometer on tempering system for process monitoring, and horizontal servo positioning on the hardening inductors.
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