Long before man began using copper and bronze to make simple tools, he was creating beautiful and intricate objects from a different metal: Gold. Gold was man’s first metal and the first in a category known as precious metals. Gold, then silver and, more recently, platinum, were highly valued both for their intrinsic beauty and as almost universal media of exchange.
Today, precious metals continue to be used throughout the world in making beautiful objects and in minting bullion coins. Beyond that, however, precious metals perform useful and specialized functions in chemical processes, electronics manufacturing, aerospace and automotive systems, construction, and in dental care and medicine.
Whether precious metals are being used to make stunning jewelry or more functional products, it is likely they have been smelted, refined, melted and/or heat-treated with equipment manufactured by lnductotherm Group companies.
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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 ...LEARN MORE »
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 ...LEARN MORE »
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 ...LEARN MORE »
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....LEARN MORE »
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....LEARN MORE »
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 ...LEARN MORE »
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....LEARN MORE »
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 ...LEARN MORE »
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....LEARN MORE »