Inductoheat, Inc. shipped an induction hardening and tempering system to a major drivetrain component supplier. This machine is designed specifically for hardening and tempering hub spindles and outer ring hubs. This equipment is comprised of a STATISCAN® IV system for induction hardening, using alternating coils for two different parts, and a STATISCAN® II system with a channel coil for induction tempering. Up to 80 parts per hour travel through the hardening portion of the system using a two-axis gantry with absolute feedback, while a continuous feed conveyor moves the parts through the tempering section.
To achieve the ideal case depth and hardness patterns, the system includes two power supplies, a UNIPOWER® UP16 200kW for hardening and a STATIPOWER® SP16 50kW for tempering. The equipment-controls package is a PLC with 12-inch touch-screen PC-HMI interface. This technology has the latest in graphical visualization software and features part recipe management, process monitoring with data archiving, data logging, motion program and fault help.