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Virtual Classroom Session by ABP Induction with presentations from Lungmuß and Saveway

#savethedate on May 28th, 2020: Best practices and technical background knowledge on digitalization, refractories and measurement technology in the foundry environment

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After the successful premiere of the ABP Virtual Classroom, which was held in April as an alternative to the canceled German Foundry Day, ABP Induction is once again offering an exciting virtual session: Those interested can attend interesting presentations from the companies Lungmuß and Saveway – and of course from ABP Induction itself from their office workstations or from their home office computer.

If you think about it – what are the advantages of events on current topics in foundry practice? It's about networking and sharing ideas with experts, conversations with colleagues from other foundries and meeting new potential new partners. "The ABP Virtual Classroom Sessions from ABP Induction combine all of this. Knowledge generation, networking and partner development take place in the ABP Virtual Academy – participants can save travel time and costs", says Markus Fournell, VP Global Service & Digital Products at ABP Induction.

Why can this event take place? "As a part of ABP Induction's digitalization strategy, we have developed a Virtual Academy, which also includes a Virtual Classroom. In this classroom, events can take place regardless of location, and anyone can attend if they register with ABP in advance, have Internet access, a Windows PC and a headset," says Markus Fournell. When entering the virtual training and education environment, each participant receives a personal avatar and uses it to navigate through ABP's digital branch office. This avatar can be used to attend lectures, have discussions with participants or speakers, view 3D models of furnace systems and participate in workshops - the perfect environment for a top-notch session on one of the most important foundry topics, "refractory lining".

The chemical company Chemikalien-Gesellschaft Hans Lungmuß mbH & Co. KG (Lungmuß Feuerfest) has been one of Europe's leading suppliers of unshaped refractory products for about 60 years now. Saveway GmbH & Co. KG offers innovative measuring technology for melting, holding & treatment plants in the foundry, steel, metallurgical and glass industry. Both of the companies will be providing interesting practical presentations and insights into the latest current developments. ABP Induction will be showcasing its latest products in the field of crucible furnaces, and will be discussing the ABP digitalization strategy, which was successfully launched last year, particularly with regard to the ABP Virtual Academy and the digital customer platform and plant management portal "".

Spend some diversified, practical and informative time with experts from the industry and various users from the foundry community – from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. CEST, and from any location where you have a PC and Internet access – we look forward to exchanging ideas with you!

Agenda (preliminary) – because there may be other interesting lectures from the industry that may be included

1:00 p.m. Brief introduction to the ABP Virtual Classroom

1:15 p.m. Properties of a crucible induction furnace from ABP Induction Systems (ABP Induction)

- Influence and effects of the forces in the furnace

- Effects of operation on the service life of the lining

1:45 p.m. Virtual training session on the 3D coreless induction furnace model (ABP Induction)

2:00 p.m. The do's and don'ts of the drying process (ABP Induction)

- Why dry – and how to dry the furnace lining properly?

- Design solution to avoid long drying times

2:20 p.m. Break

2:35 p.m. Lining a crucible with refractory materials (Lungmuß)

- Overview of the different dry-vibration masses for crucible furnaces

- Procedure for the lining of a crucible furnace

- Signs of wear and frequent lining errors

3:40 p.m. Break

3:50 p.m. Measurement technology for crucible furnaces (Saveway)

- Recognizing potential dangers and setting up the measuring principles

- Structure and installation of the sensors and operation of the software interface

- Best Practice exemplified on the basis of a customer project

(How can I increase the service life? Real measured values)

4:35 p.m. Open discussion and opportunity for exchange with the experts and the other participants

16:45 h Summary & Farewell

ACCREDITATION PRESS: Please contact Markus Fournell for free participation as a representative of the press: simply send mail with your editorial data to


Company Info

ABP Induction Systems GmbH

Kanalstraße 25
DE 44147 Dortmund

Telephone: +49 (0231) 997-0