Interpower Induction of Almont, Mich., received an order for a complete induction scanner system from a major Midwest commercial heat treater. The order consists of a 300-kW Power Link inverter to operate at 3 or 10 kHz and a 72-inch vertical scanner capable of hardening a 60-inch-long zone and designed for up to 150 pounds on each of the two spindles. The quench system consists of a stainless steel tank, pump, filter, heat exchanger and temperature controls. Included in the contract is part pattern development and run-off at Interpower, start-up service and extensive training on the complete system. Shipment is scheduled for the first quarter of 2015.
The Signlink quality signature system and computer can store up to 5,000 part recipes. The computer can also store each part’s signature history and has a unique teach and SPC acceptable/reject range, which are interfaced with an Ethernet port to the customer’s host computer. The process monitoring of each part processed via the Signlink signature of current on each coil, quench flow, pressure and temperature are monitored and stored in the system’s mainframe computer. Standard coil quick connects and 30 new MIQ (machined integral quench) inductors will allow changeover from part to part in less than 15 minutes without the use of a man ladder or hand tools.