Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic recently shipped a 1000 kW PowerZone billet heating system to LC Manufacturing, located in Lake City, MI.
The 1000 kW, 1.3 – 3.3 kHz system is designed to heat 1.06” to 2.875” diameter x 6.0” to 20.0” long carbon steel billets to forging temperatures. The system includes automatic changing of frequency for differing billet sizes. A PLC with touch screen display featuring ForgeView Plus Software is also included. The unit is loaded by a vibratory bowl feeder.
LC Manufacturing’s chose the Ajax TOCCO system based on several factors, including:
- Ajax TOCCO’s total package fit their requirements.
- Prior experience with Ajax TOCCO equipment has been good.
- Ajax TOCCO Service, when required, is expedient.
- PowerZone provided versatility, multi-frequency as well as the ability to easily run a wide variety of parts.
Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic®, a subsidiary of ParkOhio Holdings Corp.®, designs and manufactures world-class induction heating and melting equipment for various industries and applications throughout the world. In addition, the Company provides a range of services including laboratory process development, preventive maintenance, equipment repair and parts, coil repair facilities, and installation services through its locations in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. www.AjaxTocco.com