Understanding induction heating efficiency and how it can be improved is critical for forgers pursuing the reduction of energy consumption and cost. This article presents a basic mathematical explanation of induction heating efficiency and discusses a variety of practical approaches to maximizing it.
Servo press technology, long-used in the forming of sheet metal, has a future in the forging industry. The energy consumption per production stroke of a servo press is lower than that of a conventional press. Schuler’s Servo-Direct Technology (SDT) presses have been used in forging operations with favorable results.