Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic shipped a bright-annealing induction furnace to a major stainless steel tube manufacturer in the northeast U.S. The system progressively heats the stainless steel tube to high temperatures in an atmosphere of inert gases and then anneals the tube in a cooling chamber to reduce the hardness of the steel in order to achieve ductility for further processing. The equipment supplied consists of a hydrogen atmosphere heating and cooling system that utilizes a 75-kW induction power supply. The system is capable of processing tubing from 0.25- to 0.625-inch outside diameter.
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