Fastener Manufacturer Orders Induction Heating System
Ambrell sold an EKOHEAT 35-kW/30-kHz induction heating system to a fastener manufacturer. The company will use the EKOHEAT to preheat blanks prior to forging to create fasteners. The system will be used on an array of materials including steel, Inconel, titanium and Waspalloy. The blanks that will be run on the EKOHEAT have an outside diameter ranging from 0.5-1.5 inches (13-38 mm). The solution includes a custom-built coil, along with an optical pyrometer and controller for quality control in the manufacturing process. The company determined that a new modern system with process feedback from Ambrell’s Application Lab will allow it to reduce heating times and increase production rates.