Consarc Corporation shipped a 150-ton electroslag remelting (ESR) system to the Japan Steel Works (JSW). The ESR furnace system consists of two furnace heads with two melt stations and is capable of melting a single 150-ton electrode, or multiple smaller electrodes simultaneously, under complete inert-gas cover. It utilizes proprietary power systems designed and built by Consarc specifically for this large-scale ESR application. JSW plans to put the ESR furnace system into production in August 2011.

The furnace system was designed, manufactured, preassembled for test and shipped from Consarc’s world headquarters in Rancocas, N.J. It gives JSW unmatched ESR capabilities and enables the company to maintain its position as a premier supplier of large forged rotor shafts. JSW’s Muroran plant manufactures a wide range of forged and cast products used to support the global energy sector.