Thermatool Corp. announced the successful commissioning of a precision slot quench system along with multiple induction preheaters for austenitizing and tempering operations on an induction/gas quench-and-temper line at Timken Steel. The quench system is designed such that it can process two size bands for pipe and bar from 4 inches up to 9 inches. The quench module is rafted and motorized, enabling the producer to change quench-ring diameters automatically. The precision quench equipment, complete with variable-flow pumps and a symmetrical high-impingement quench spray, offers opportunities for enhanced metallurgy and straightness.
Timken’s induction preheating sections utilize Thermatool’s VIP power supplies along with multiple full-body coils and automated centering stands for quick, efficient changeovers. The power supplies are configured through a software-modeling package that helps improve heating efficiency through varied power output. Thermatool is one of 40 companies making up the Inductotherm Group.
Timken Receives Precision Slot Quench System, Induction Preheaters
April 7, 2009