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Processes

Melting, Holding and Pouring

Of all the processes used to produce metals, alloys and metal products, melting is the most fundamental. It’s the starting point for hundreds of metal manufacturing operations that result, eventually, in the vast number of finished metal products used by modern society.

In many cases, the lives of those products begin in the harsh, yet technologically advanced environments known as melt shops. Here, reaching very high temperatures, metals of all kinds are melted, held at high temperature, then poured into secondary containers for further processing. Understanding these conditions, Inductotherm Group equipment—furnaces, pouring systems, power supply units and more— are not only designed with sophisticated metallurgic controls for efficient thermal processing, but with a rugged reliability that is known the world over.

Melting, Holding and Pouring

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

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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Holding Furnace

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

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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