Inductoheat Inc. shipped two VSM95 induction-hardening systems to a supplier of flanged axle shafts for heavy-duty trucks. The VSM95 system is used for high-volume scan hardening of many cylindrical parts. This machine has a dual-spindle arrangement that allows for 70 inches of travel while scan hardening two, 60-pound flanged axle shafts at 30 inches/minute. A STATIPOWER® SP7 power supply uses 600kw at 1/3 kHz to achieve the desired penetration depth for this application. To keep the system flexible, it automatically adjusts for varying part lengths and is integrated in a fully automated cell with robot.
Allen Bradley controls offer 36-step part process program control, part positioning, power level, dwell time, scan speed, rotation speed and quench on/off. It also features a real-time display of process parameters. An integrated closed-loop, self-filtering, water recirculation system reuses water for quenching and has a magnetic drum separator that collects and removes metal scale from the quench tank. This shipment represents the final two VSM95 systems from the original order of six.
Supplier of Flanged Axle Shafts Orders Induction Systems
May 12, 2009