Inductoheat, Inc. (www.inductoheat.com) is proud to announce the release of its new Induction hardening & tempering system to a world leading supplier of driveline components. This new equipment was made specifically for tempering and hardening hub spindles and ball races.
The machine is comprised of a STATISCAN II unit for induction tempering and STATISCAN IV unit for induction hardening. The part goes through eight station cycle using these material handling features: a continuous feed conveyor, two pneumatic accept/reject arms and four pneumatic linear transfer 180º grippers.
Each of the eight stations adhere to these responsibilities: parts are automatically loaded (Station 1), pneumatic part locator and check (Station 2), induction hardening O.D. of hub shaft (Station 3), I.D. auxiliary quench cooling (Station 4), acceptable parts and pneumatic exist are transferred onto the tempering system conveyor (Station 5), parts travel through a channel coil for tempering (Station 6), conveyor quench cooling (Station 7) and automatic part unload for exit conveyor or accepted parts for rejected parts (Station 8).
In this compact system, there are two induction power supplies. The hardening inverter is a STATIPOWER SP16 power supply giving 50kW @ 10kHz for the tempering portion and UNIPOWER UP12 power supply, which gives 200kW @ 10kHz.
Allen-Bradley programmable logic controller (“PLC”) control with touchscreen HMI interface and process monitoring provides superior process control and monitoring capabilities to assure the repeatability and highest quality. An integrated closed-loop water recirculation system is also included for system cooling and part quenching.
The new machine also features an auto reject after both harden and temper cycles, and process monitoring with data archiving. With hardening module, the machine can use the auto lubrication system. For process monitoring, pyrometer is included on the machine’s tempering system.