Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic shipped a 1,000-kW induction billet heating system to LC Manufacturing of Lake City, Mich., a supplier of closed-die hot forgings. The 1.3- to 3.3-kHz system is designed to heat carbon-steel billets 1.06-2.875 inches in diameter x 6-20 inches long to forging temperatures. The system includes automatic changing of frequency for differing billet sizes. The unit is loaded by a vibratory bowl feeder. A PLC with touchscreen display featuring ForgeView Plus software is also included.