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Automotive

We’re not there yet, but the production of new automobiles across the globe is approaching 100 million vehicles annually. Some find the number astonishing, but what may be even more remarkable is the sheer number of automotive parts that this industry requires for that level of output.

An average US vehicle contains roughly 30,000 parts, simple to complex, small to large, thousands of which are produced from steel, aluminum, and a range of specialty metals and alloys. To reach a finished state, each one of those metal parts passes through some application of thermal processing—melting, forging, casting, heat treating and more. Within Inductotherm Group, we are keenly aware of our role in this massive industry — and the parts we play in producing stronger yet lighter components with ever increasing quality standards.

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Boost Induction Heaters

The Banyard Boost Induction Heater has established itself as a low cost, highly compact, induction boost taper heater for use with either gas or induction pre-heaters. Using a servo-controlled billet positioning system to control both accuracy and speed, the Boost Induction Heater enables extruders to boost billet temperature and line speed, with a consequent increase ...

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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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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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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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Rail and Mill Roll Hardening

Mill Roll Hardening Systems are becoming increasingly popular with the expanding development of cold mills which subject the rolls to high stresses. For the surface heating of steel parts, induction heating is considered to be the application best suited for this. Induction heating has many applications and is especially effective in hardening rolling mill rolls. Rail ...

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Slab, Bloom and Transfer Bar Heaters

Our high-power density Slab, Bloom and Transfer Bar Heaters provide efficient and cost-effective technologies to bring surfaces to the optimal temperatures required for forming, rolling or forging. Metals which are susceptible to oxidation and scale formation such as titanium, if heated above certain temperatures, can be accurately heated using induction heating, thus increasing yield and ...

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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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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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Vacuum Heat Treatment and Brazing Furnaces (VHT)

Vacuum heat treatment is a well-established practice in the aerospace (both OEM and repair), land-based turbine, automotive and tool industries. Controlled thermal processing of components is carried out in a vacuum environment to eliminate the deleterious effects of the charge reacting with the gases present in the air....

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Camshaft Hardeners

CamPro™ Induction Heating Systems for camshafts utilize patented SHarP-C™ (Stationary Hardening Process for Camshafts) hardening technology, which eliminates work piece rotation during the induction heat treating process. There are several practical, economical and technical benefits associated with this unique technology including; dramatically reduced maintenance cost, simple operation, longer tooling life, improved part quality and the potential elimination of post heat treat ...

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Crankshaft Hardeners

CrankPro®  Induction Heating Systems for crankshafts utilize patented SHarP-C™ (Stationary Hardening Process for Camshafts) hardening technology, which eliminates work piece rotation during the induction heat treating process. There are several practical, economical and technical benefits associated with this unique technology including; dramatically reduced maintenance cost, simple operation, longer tooling life, improved part quality and the potential elimination of post heat treat ...

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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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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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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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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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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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Quench and Temper Bar and Tube Equipment

Thermatool™ Quench and Temper lines can process 2, 5, 10, 15, 20 or 30 tons per hour for Austenitizing, Quench and Temper utilizing induction, gas, or electric furnaces coupled with the Thermatool™ Precision Quench™. Thermatool™ Quench and Temper lines feature Solid State Induction power supplies and a patented high-technology modular PrecisionSlot™ Quench. To be effective, these lines require the ability ...

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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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Tube Heaters/Seam Annealers

Many Inductotherm Group companies manufacture Thermatool brand seam annealing/normalizing systems for the tube and pipe industry. These highly efficient systems provide rigorous quality control and ensure process repeatability with their continuous temperature monitoring, required by all API pipe producers to prove that critical process temperatures have been reached during each shift. Powered by VIP™ Series ...

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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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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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Vacuum Heat Treatment and Brazing Furnaces (VHT)

Vacuum heat treatment is a well-established practice in the aerospace (both OEM and repair), land-based turbine, automotive and tool industries. Controlled thermal processing of components is carried out in a vacuum environment to eliminate the deleterious effects of the charge reacting with the gases present in the air....

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Induction Skull Melting Furnaces (ISM)

Consarc offers Induction Skull Melting (ISM) furnaces which is a method of melting metals in a segmented water-cooled copper vessel while under vacuum or controlled atmosphere using an induction coil. Consarc ISM furnaces provide superior chemical and thermal homogeneity when compared to more traditional methods of melting reactive materials such as arc skull casting....

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Vacuum Cap Furnaces (VCAP)

The VCAP furnace is designed for Induction Melting a solid charge in an air atmosphere (or vacuum), with final degassing stage under vacuum. The final pouring of the metal is performed in air or under protective atmosphere of inert gas. Configuration is based on the Inductotherm brand of steel shell induction furnaces which are fully adapted ...

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Vacuum Induction Melting Furnaces (VIM)

Consarc brand equipment includes a variety of Vacuum Induction Melting (VIM) furnaces, including Electrode VIM systems, Master Alloy VIM systems, and small R&D systems. A wide variety of configurations are available to match customer requirements....

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Vacuum Precision Investment Casting (VPIC)

Consarc’s line of Vacuum Precision Investment Casting (VPIC) furnaces are uniquely designed to assure repeatable production with minimal maintenance and high furnace availability. Parts with an Equiax grain structure are easily produced in a Consarc VPIC system. With the addition of a mold heater and water-cooled chill plate, directionally solidified and single-crystal castings can be ...

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