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Aluminum

While aluminum is the most common metallic element in the earth’s crust, aluminum metal itself is not found in nature.  It was not until the 19th century that man discovered how to create it. Today, aluminum—sometimes written aluminum—is used in hundreds of individual applications, including packaging, wiring, electronic equipment, airplane and automotive parts, and more.

Converting alumina into pure aluminum and ultimately into useful aluminum alloys is an energy intensive process. That’s why you’ll find energy efficiency as one of the leading features in all Inductotherm Group equipment manufactured for the thermal processing of this important metal. No matter which processing method you require—smelting, melting, casting, coating, extruding, forging, drawing, welding or simply heating—there is energy-efficient Inductotherm Group equipment designed for the task.

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ARMS® (Automated Robotic Melt Shop Systems)

Inductotherm Group companies are the first to develop and manufacture an innovative automated robotic melt shop system, called the ARMS™ System. The ARMS System replaces the furnace operator on the open melt deck with a foundry robot that has integrated charging, slag removal, tool handling and remote viewing systems. This allows the furnace operator to ...

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Automated Pouring Systems

Inductotherm brand automated pouring systems for foundries and melt shops are designed for maximum productivity. They provide the higher levels of pouring accuracy required to eliminate quality robbing under-pours and metal wasting over-pours....

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Horizontal Billet Heaters (nonferrous)

Inductotherm Group’s development of phase synchronized multi-zone power modules has made accurate static taper heating possible. A static taper heating coil is divided into a number of independently controlled zones, each with its own thermocouples executing its own power profile. This enables optimum temperature control. Synchronization of the modules ensures that there is a seamless ...

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Induction Holding Furnaces

Inductotherm Group companies manufacture two types of advanced holding systems: Channel furnaces and Mini-Heel™ furnaces. Both offer true volume flexibility for continuous and batch duplexing, and can maintain a continuous supply of metal ready to pour 24 hours a day, 7 days a week....

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Induction Melting Furnaces

Inductotherm brand coreless melting furnaces provide superior performance and outstanding durability for all your melt shop needs, regardless of the size of your foundry. Inductotherm Group companies offer a range of furnace sizes from small induction melting furnaces that meet the demanding requirements of investment casters, specialty foundries and the precious metals industry, to heavy ...

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Zero Friction Billet Heaters

Banyard brand induction heating systems feature special mechanical handling technology designed specifically to address the needs of the aluminium micro-tubing sector. The Banyard solution enables aluminum billet transport with virtually zero friction. This is achieved by effectively minimizing the area of contact with the billet at all stages of the process. Smooth movement is also ...

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Modular Induction Billet Heating Systems

Inductotherm Group companies manufacture the InductoForge® modular billet heater, the latest design in a generation of industrially-proven systems, built to thrive in aggressive forging environments.  The InductoForge® heater features the IHAZ™ Temperature Profile Modeling computer program, designed to identify and store an advanced temperature control best-suited to each application.  Inductotherm Group companies also manufacture InductoForge ...

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Modular Induction Bar Heating Systems

Inductoforge® modular bar heaters are revolutionary products for the forging industry. The flexible modular design allows the forge shop to assemble an induction system that exactly matches its application requirements. The powerful combination of advanced engineering, product innovation and over 55 years of experience in induction heating has made Inductoforge® systems the world leader in ...

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Induction Brazing and Soldering Systems

Radyne brazing and soldering systems offer permanent and strong metal-to-metal joints with three primary benefits. Flexibility: Brazing is the joining of metals by use of heat and filler metals. As the most versatile method of joining metals, brazed joints are strong, ductile, easy and quick to make, suited to the joining of dissimilar and similar ...

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Vacuum Aluminum Brazing Furnaces (VAB)

Vacuum Aluminium Brazing (VAB) is utilized to perform fluxless brazing of aluminum components in a high vacuum environment. The process demands tight control of temperature uniformity together with low vacuum leak rates and high repeatability. VAB will provide a component with very clean, high quality, high strength brazed joints. Consarc offers a wide range of ...

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Vacuum De-oiling Furnaces (VD)

Consarc has developed a range of vacuum thermal de-oiling furnaces to remove oils by volatilization at low pressure and temperature. Unlike aqueous cleaning processes, vacuum de-oiling does not have any requirements for waste water treatment. Also, oil removed from the components can be recycled. For removal of the oil, furnaces are fitted with a specially ...

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General Heat Treat Systems

Radyne brand heat treatment systems offer flexible, robust induction heat treating that can be effortlessly integrated into your production ecosystem. Radyne heat treat systems include a full line of scanners and pop-ups to handle large and small parts, from parts under an ounce and shorter than an inch to parts over 5000 lbs. in weight ...

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Heat Treat Systems (All Automotive Components)

Many metals require heating and/or heat treating to achieve their optimum physical properties. Inductoheat brand equipment leads the market in quality heating and heat treating with flexible and innovative systems that are designed and built for long-life performance. Inductotherm Group companies’ heat treating equipment gives you the most flexible heat treating solutions, engineered for today’s ...

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Induction Bar Heaters

Inductoheat® induction bar-end heating equipment is available for many sizes and shapes of parts. Multiple bar ends can be heated using differing types of induction coils. The powerful combination of advanced engineering, product innovation and over 55 years experience in induction heating has made Inductoheat® brand equipment the leader in billet and bar heating equipment....

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Induction Scanners

Inductotherm Group companies all over the world manufacture Inductoscan® brand induction scanning systems for scanning, rotary table heating and large part hardening. The modular heating systems’ unique design allows for a wide range of power supplies, controls and components to be integrated within a common base to better match current production needs. It can be ...

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ARMS® (Automated Robotic Melt Shop Systems)

Inductotherm Group companies are the first to develop and manufacture an innovative automated robotic melt shop system, called the ARMS™ System. The ARMS System replaces the furnace operator on the open melt deck with a foundry robot that has integrated charging, slag removal, tool handling and remote viewing systems. This allows the furnace operator to ...

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Automated Pouring Systems

Inductotherm brand automated pouring systems for foundries and melt shops are designed for maximum productivity. They provide the higher levels of pouring accuracy required to eliminate quality robbing under-pours and metal wasting over-pours....

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Induction Holding Furnaces

Inductotherm Group companies manufacture two types of advanced holding systems: Channel furnaces and Mini-Heel™ furnaces. Both offer true volume flexibility for continuous and batch duplexing, and can maintain a continuous supply of metal ready to pour 24 hours a day, 7 days a week....

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Induction Melting Furnaces

Inductotherm brand coreless melting furnaces provide superior performance and outstanding durability for all your melt shop needs, regardless of the size of your foundry. Inductotherm Group companies offer a range of furnace sizes from small induction melting furnaces that meet the demanding requirements of investment casters, specialty foundries and the precious metals industry, to heavy ...

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High Frequency (HF) Welders

Thermatool is the world’s leading brand in induction welding equipment. With two decades of success in solid state technology, and over fifty years of process knowledge, Thermatool solid state high frequency welders are the most advanced, reliable, field-proven welders available in the world today. Thermatool solid state welding units are designed to handle load fluctuations, ...

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Welding Lines for I-Beam

Patented in 1970, Thermatool™ Engineered Structural Section Lines have been field proven again and again for structural HF Welded beam production. With the advent of new steel chemistries and improved flat rolled steel technologies, HF Welded Engineered Structural Section production is meeting ever-growing infrastructure demands by providing innovative engineered solutions to structural design problems. An alternative ...

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Savage Saws™ Brand Saws

Savage Saws™ saws are known for cutting the world’s most high performance, difficult to cut alloys. Servicing the aerospace, automotive, super alloy, and specialty material markets, Savage Saws™ provides precise and repeatable cut quality, in a lean manufacturing capable package....

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High Speed Flying Shears

Alpha® flying shears are the fastest, most efficient and accurate tube cutting systems available in the world today. Alpha flying shears provide a patented double-cut die set which enables producers to cut dimple-free, ready for market products directly off the mill. Inductotherm Group companies offers a full range of Alpha flying shears for nearly all ...

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Flying Saws

Inductotherm Group companies offer a range of flying cold and friction saws to meet your tube and pipe cutting requirements. Alpha flying cold saws provide a near burr-free cut. Both single and multiple head designs are available for small or large product, or product which is reshaped into squares or rectangles. Blade surface speed is ...

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Line Frequency Systems for Shrink Fitting

IROSS™ Line Frequency Systems contain flux concentrators that utilize patented technology for yielding superior temperature uniformity. These units are used in a wide variety of applications, including shrink fitting for shafts and gears, pipe-end annealing, preheat for welding, camshaft gear assembly, crankshaft gear assembly, and shrink fitting of large differential gears....

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Galvanizing Pots

As the world leader in induction melting technology, Inductotherm Group companies design and manufacture the industry’s most advanced systems for working with zinc and zinc alloys. We offer a full line of high performance galvanizing pots for coating applications, including specially-designed coating pots, pre-melting pots and emergency holding pots....

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Strip Heaters

Inductotherm brand equipment brings the world’s most advanced induction heating technology to continuous annealing and coating lines. Equipment includes in-line strip annealing systems, strip heaters, edge heaters, galvanneal heaters, boost heaters, tin reflow systems, paint dryers and anti-fingerprint systems. By adding induction technology to their process lines, customers can significantly reduce yield losses and increase ...

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Single and Multi-Wire Induction Heating Systems

By improving efficiency and reducing energy costs, induction heating puts energy savings directly into your product. Radyne brand wire, rod and cable systems—available in both standard and custom designs—are built for a broad range of applications including spring wire, steel hardening and tempering, coating, annealing, and preheating for extrusion. Market demand for a quality finish ...

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Vacuum Aluminum Brazing Furnaces (VAB)

Vacuum Aluminium Brazing (VAB) is utilized to perform fluxless brazing of aluminum components in a high vacuum environment. The process demands tight control of temperature uniformity together with low vacuum leak rates and high repeatability. VAB will provide a component with very clean, high quality, high strength brazed joints. Consarc offers a wide range of ...

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Vacuum De-oiling Furnaces (VD)

Consarc has developed a range of vacuum thermal de-oiling furnaces to remove oils by volatilization at low pressure and temperature. Unlike aqueous cleaning processes, vacuum de-oiling does not have any requirements for waste water treatment. Also, oil removed from the components can be recycled. For removal of the oil, furnaces are fitted with a specially ...

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