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Metals

Graphite

Of all the materials that Inductotherm Group equipment refines in one way or another, graphite is perhaps the most misunderstood. To start, graphite is not even a metal, but rather a form of carbon that is also an element. But it does have special capabilities, the most significant of which is that it is a good conductor of electricity. Additionally, because it is a mineral made up of carbon atoms, graphite has a slippery texture that makes it a highly effective “dry” lubricant.

The thermal processing of graphite is not a simple operation, often requiring zoned induction heating coils and multiple output power supplies to manage ultra-high temperatures.  Maintaining the desired temperature profile within the susceptor is critical in achieving optimum productivity. With those constraints in mind, Inductotherm Group companies manufacture an array of advanced melting systems used across the globe for the thermal processing of graphite.

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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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Vertical Billet Heaters

Banyard Vertical Steel Induction (VSI) systems have been designed for the precise vertical induction heating of solid or pierced billets and tubes. These systems heat billet diameters from 150mm to 460mm, and lengths from 300mm to 1500mm. Benefits include better temperature distribution, ability to vary the temperature profile along the billet length, and no billet ...

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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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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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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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Copper Tube Annealers

Inductotherm Group companies manufacture copper tube annealing systems that reheat copper at high speeds for redraw or annealing. Inductotherm Group companies’ copper annealing systems are complete systems with full line mechanics and feature solid state inverters operating in both medium and high frequencies. Our copper tube annealers also include an electrical control system that features ...

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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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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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Munitions and Ammunition Annealing and Bonding Systems

Radyne brand ammunition annealing and bonding systems are used to make bullets for law enforcement and military applications, as well as for the hunting and shooting enthusiast. Radyne brand has a well-established history of designing induction heating equipment that is used for heat treating and forming shells to create specialized fragmentation patterns, penetrating characteristics, and ...

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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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Induction Pipe Heaters with Flux Manager® Coil

iROSS™ Fluxmanager® Pipe-End Heating Units are designed for heating a variety of tubular products. These systems utilize patented Fluxmanager® induction heat treatment technology that yields superior temperature uniformity compared to conventional medium frequency designs....

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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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Pipe Bending and Forming Heaters

For many metal forming processes, induction heating delivers the precisely controlled heat that allows for efficient and accurate forming and bending of rod, tube, bar and other metals. Inductotherm Group companies manufacture a variety of specialized heating equipment for pipe bending and forming under the Radyne brand. Radyne Pipe Heat Bending Systems are fully integrated, ...

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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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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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Merlin™ Coating Systems

Proven on several international pipeline projects, Radyne Merlin™ Pipe Coating Systems deliver the most efficient means for the heating and the coating of field joints by addressing both operations simultaneously. This is a major benefit to offshore pipe laying organizations because they can count on the Merlin system for reduced field joint processing cycle times, ...

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Offline Pipe and Tube Coating Systems

Inductotherm Group companies manufacture a range of specialized, Radyne brand induction heating systems for pipe heating and coating processes in both onshore and offshore applications. Onshore-based applications include line pipe preheating prior to coating and pie end heating. Offshore systems focus on field joint processing, with a series of induction systems utilized for the heating ...

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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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Electromagnetic Cold Crucible (EMCC)

Electromagnetic Cold Crucible (EMCC) is an innovative process utilizing a segmented water-cooled copper crucible for refractory-free induction melting within a vacuum or controlled atmosphere. Melting in a water-cooled copper crucible eliminates the possibility of contamination from the fused silica solar crucible. The copper crucible is made up of water-cooled segments or “fingers.” The magnetic field ...

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ElectroSlag Remelting Furnaces (ESR)

Consarc brand electroslag remelting furnaces improve the efficiency and performance of the process by combining the use of a “high fill ratio” electrode (an electrode whose diameter approaches that of the crucible) with an AC line frequency furnace design in which the main power conductors are arranged coaxially around the melt zone.  The high fill ratio electrode provides ...

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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 Arc Remelting Furnaces (VAR)

VAR Furnaces are used for melting material that have already been melted and cast into electrodes that are near their full packing density. Consarc utilizes fully computerized controls to optimize reproducibility and ease of operation. Custom furnaces in laboratory scale or for the production of unusual geometric configurations are available upon request....

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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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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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