GH Induction Group, headquartered in Valencia, Spain, has received an order from a U.S. bearing manufacturer for a two-station gear/raceway hardening machine. The machine incorporates several new design features, resulting in increased productivity and reduced setup time because of the second station. It is capable of hardening gears and bearing raceways up to 1,500 mm (59 inches) in diameter and weighing up to 2,000 kg (4,409 pounds). These large bearings are to be used in the production of wind turbines. The machine is scheduled to be installed in the fall.

The basic design includes multi-axis CNC control, dynamic tracking of raceway or gear teeth, ability to process OD and ID without changing inductor orientation, process monitoring, programmable set up for different diameters, automatic coil centering and gap for raceways and self-centering locators using a single crank.