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.
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.
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