From induction heating to vacuum induction melting
mastery of high temperatures, vacuum, and controlled atmospheres has allowed us to propose turnkey induction solutions for various applications including vacuum melting. Induction melting furnaces offer the possibility to carry out complex processes at high temperatures (up to 3000°C), with a rapid rise in temperature (30°C/s).
These induction melting furnaces are now dedicated to the elaboration of materials and more especially, to materials with strong added value. Also, technology allows the melting of materials in an ATEX, corrosive, or nuclear environment.
The elaboration and meltdown of high added-value materials or the improvement of the materials’ physical properties all take place in vacuum or controlled atmosphere furnaces. The technologies used can be a cold crucible for reactive materials (crucible with cooled copper or stainless steel parts), a hot crucible (graphite or other), or a susceptor or muffle radiating on the heated material.
Therefore, cold electric insulating materials (ceramic, glass, enamel, silicon) can be treated in these industrial melting furnaces. Plasma solutions can be considered as a means to purify materials. Melting solutions such as VIM (Vacuum Induction Melting furnace), CCIM (Cold Crucible Induction Melting installations), or any other industrial melting furnace use the latest technologies to offer the best solution to its customers.
Also, all of these technologies are open to a wide range of applications and can be adapted to each customer’s need with the capacity to offer tailor-made solutions. Indeed, all of the aforementioned processes can be set up in industrial melting furnaces treating large loads, as well as in smaller installations adapted to laboratories.
Induction furnaces can be used for melting/remelting, vitrification, purification, recycling, atomizing, elaboration of new materials for metallurgical applications, elaboration of high purity materials or reactive materials using cold crucible, melting of refractory materials, etc.
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