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Induction Technologies

Avoiding Induction Coil Repairs

Author(s): Michael H. Nutt, Jr.

Publication: Foundry Management & Technology Magazine

Date: June 2012

Abstract: An updated article highlighting the best ways to keep your coil running in good condition, provided by Metaltec Steel Abrasive Co.’s president Gary Stevers. Scheduling regular furnace maintenance is just one key way.

Master Steel – Living Up to the Name

Author(s): Satyen N. Prabhu

Publication: An Inductotherm Publication

Date: May 2012

Abstract: By replacing Electric Arc Furnaces with Inductotherm Induction Furnaces installed on their existing infrastructure, Master Steel worked to earn a major return on their investment in less than a year. This article describes how Master Steel embarked on a melt shop mission with an induction technology solution to survive in a shrinking market.

Long Lining Life and Long Coil Life Go Hand-in-Hand

Author(s): Charles H. Fink, Jr.

Publication: Foundry Management & Technology Magazine

Date: August 2011

Abstract: An article detailing “heat recovery” and other supplemental efforts that are receiving increased attention from metalcasters seeking cost savings and environmental improvements.

Rowe Readies for Ductile! Rowe Turns to Electricity to Enhance Engineering

Author(s): Modern Casting Magazine

Publication: Modern Casting Magazine

Date: January 2010

Abstract: An article describing Rowe Foundry’s decision to switch from cupola melting to induction melting, the process and the numerous advantages that the new equipment has brought to the melt shop.

Powering the Future: Induction Technologies to Reduce the Cost of Solar-Grade Silicon

Author(s): Oleg S. Fishman, PhD

Publication: AMP (Advanced Materials & Processes) Magazine

Date: September 2008 (Part I) and October 2008 (Part II)

Abstract: An article showing how induction furnaces can significantly increase the volume of silicon production.

The Induction Switch

Author(s): Joseph T. Belsh

Publication: Foundry Management & Technology Magazine

Date: July 2008

Abstract: An article explaining the benefits – from energy and cost savings to better melting output and efficiency – of switching from cupola melting to induction melting by Decatur Foundry in Illinois.

Review of Coreless Coating Pots and Galvannealing Technology

Author(s): Bill Rovins and Peter Knupfer

Publication: AISTech 2007: Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition

Date: May 2007

Abstract: An article evaluating the technical evolution of coreless pots in galvanizing and the advantages these technologies have provided the steel industry.

Wisconsin Precision Flips Over 90% Scrap Reduction

Author(s): InCast Magazine

Publication: InCast Magazine

Date: December 2006

Abstract: An article describing successful scrap reduction and enhanced metal quality achieved with an Inductotherm rollover furnace, particularly in the processing of a thin-walled casting at Wisconsin Precision Casting Corp.

Melting Aluminum Chips and Swarf

Author(s): Oleg S. Fishman, PhD

Publication: An Inductotherm Publication

Date: September 2006

Publication: Foundry Management & Technology Magazine

Date: July 2005

Abstract: An article informing about how an Inductotherm dual-output melt system improved process and productivity at D&L Foundry and Supply Co. in Washington, USA.

Alloy Engineering Defies Gravity

Author(s): Modern Casting Magazine

Publication: Modern Casting Magazine

Date: December 2004

Abstract: An article describing development of new technologies (i.e. CGC – counter gravity casting) that Alloy Engineering and Casting Co. has produced while still involved with their original concepts (green sand) as they continue to grow in metalcasting.

Batch Induction Melting, The Science and Technology

Author(s): John H. Mortimer, P. E.

Publication: American Foundry Society, The CentreFrançais De L’Electricité, the Australasian Foundry Institute, Foundry Management & Technology magazine and Modern Casting magazine

Date: August 2003

Abstract: A paper on the development and process of batch melting, where its requirements, resources, results, benefits, and productivity are all explored.

Sintering of Acid-Based Linings for Iron Melting in Coreless Furnaces

Author(s): Bernard M. Raffner

Publication: Foundry Management & Technology Magazine

Date: November 2002

Abstract: An article looking at how to optimize lining life and minimize refractory costs in induction furnaces through performing good sintering practices followed by the basic principles of automation.

Mission: Melt Shop Revitalization at John Deere

Author(s): R. Stanley Weaver III (John Deere Foundry), Travis J. Frush (John Deere Foundry) and Harvey M. Uffers (John Deere Foundry)

Publication: Modern Casting Magazine

Date: July 2002

Abstract: An article regarding the revitalization of the John Deere Foundry in Waterloo, Iowa, as it converted from EAF melting to coreless induction furnace melting.

New Technology for Controlling Temperature Profiles for Directional Solidification (DS)

and Single Crystal (SC) Casting Applications

Author(s): Bernard M. Raffner, Rodger A. Spisak, and Rudolph K. Lampi

Publication: An Inductotherm Publication

Date: December 2001

Abstract: A paper reviewing the methods to form the crucial crystalline structure needed in DS and SC casting processes, along with a new approach using an induction system with a zoned coil and individually controlled multiplexed outputs.

Reducing Elephant’s Foot Erosion in Coreless Induction Furnaces

Author(s): David C. Williams (Allied Mineral Products, Inc.) and Ying H. Ko (Allied Mineral Products, Inc.)

Publication: Modern Casting Magazine

Date: July 2000

Abstract: An article that describes the aspects of elephant’s foot erosion, its causes, and methods used to reduce its formation.

Fundamentals of Metal Movement in Induction Furnaces

Author(s): Oleg S. Fishman, PhD

Publication: An Inductotherm Publication

Date: May 2000

Abstract: A paper providing an explanation of the fundamental intricacies and parts of an induction furnace, in the metal melting process.

A Troubleshooting Guide to Silica Dry Ram Refractories

Author(s): Douglas K. Doza (Allied Mineral Products, Inc.)

Publication: Modern Casting Magazine

Date: June 1995

Abstract: A guide that discusses common lining problems with silica dry ram refractory and ways to reduce the problems, by evaluating “post-mortem” refractory samples to determine the mode of failure and eliminate those adverse conditions.

Holding Iron in the Coreless Furnace

Author(s): Graham Cooper

Publication: Modern Casting Magazine

Date: March 1990

Abstract: An article listing pros & cons of the coreless furnace and channel furnace in holding iron, discussing each furnace’s ability for growth, as well as shortcomings.

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