Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic recently shipped a 1,300-kW induction billet heating system to Bonney Forge Corp. of Mount Union, Pa. The 1.3- to 3.3-kHz system is designed to heat carbon steel billets to forging temperatures and includes a coil shuttle table for automatic changing of the coils and frequency for differing billet sizes. A PLC with touch-screen display featuring ForgeView Plus software is also included. The unit is loaded by a vibratory bowl feeder. Bonney Forge is an industry leader in marketing and manufacturing forged steel fittings and unions, branch connections, forged steel valves, cast steel valves and specialty products.
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