In-line induction heating has become a popular method of heating billets in forging applications. There are many parameters to be considered in designing an induction heating system to meet the needs of modern forge shops. Application experience and computer modeling are important tools in developing effective induction billet-heating systems and avoiding unpleasant surprises related to common misconceptions.
Inductoheat’s newest technology for the forging industry is the InductoForge Modular Billet Heater. The billet heater’s basic component is a fairly simple, time-proven induction power supply with a heavy-duty induction coil mounted on top. These power and coil modules can be combined in-line to form a heater that will provide the required production rate.