The Ohio Crankshaft Company was started a century ago in Cleveland, Ohio, by two enterprising young engineers. As their business grew, they found a way to increase the service life of their products by the use of induction-hardening technology, which they would name the TOCCO process.
Primetals Technologies and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) will acquire ABP Induction Systems (ABP), a global manufacturer and servicer of induction furnaces and heating systems. ABP provides state-of-the-art equipment for ferrous and nonferrous metal casting, forging and steelmaking. Its main products are induction melting, holding and pouring furnaces as well as induction heaters. MHI and Primetals Technologies will jointly take ABP’s shares, and future business activities will be conducted in close cooperation with and under the leadership of Primetals Technologies.
Under certain circumstances, hybrid heating using both gas and induction furnaces can be desirable and cost-effective. The issue of whether to use induction followed by gas heating or gas heating followed by induction is considered here.
Induction scanning machines for vertical part orientation come in a wide variety of length ranges and weight capacities. Generally speaking, induction scanning machines either move the part or move the induction coil. This applies to horizontal as well as vertical scanning operations. There are certainly pros and cons to each method. This article addresses some of the major differences.
Given that aluminum and its alloys offer numerous advantages over many other metals, it is not surprising that inquiries about induction billet-heating equipment increasingly involve the heating of aluminum alloys.
Check out the October 2020 issue of FORGE, featuring our cover story on "Fever Screening and Forging Quality". Other features include "Forging with Hybrid Steel", "FutureForge in Scotland: The Goldilocks Effect", and much more.