Our solutions for Metal and Foundry are mainly to be found in the following areas:
Our inductive plasma technology has had a significant impact on the metal and foundry industry within heat treatment of titanium and silicon.
Compared to traditional techniques, EFD Induction plasma solutions dramatically simplify and streamline the heat treatment process. An EFD Induction plasma system with 100 kW output power and a 500 mm long plasma flame can typically produce in the region of 100 kg titanium per day.
Moreover, the very high enthalpies obtained by EFD Induction plasma systems result in extremely high purity titanium and silicon. (Inductive plasma can reach temperatures of 5,000 – 11,000°C.)
Titanium prepared with EFD Induction plasma is used for surgical and dental implants. It is also employed in the powder metallurgy and aerospace industries. Our solutions can also be used to produce silicon for use in solar cells.
Industrial heat processing systems
HeatLine is EFD Induction’s family of systems for melting and forging applications. A comprehensive range, HeatLine systems feature serial and/or parallel compensated induction power sources for a wide range of output powers and frequencies.
HeatLine’s serial technology is built around robust, high-uptime IGBT transistors. Our parallel technology features thyristor, IGBT and MOSFET components. Each HeatLine converter offers automatic load matching, a single microprocessor-based control board and integrated capacitors.
In addition to systems for melting and forging, HeatLine offers solutions for graphite coating, wire and strip heating, spring wire rolling, glass melting, graphite susceptor heating, galvanizing, food and chemical vessel heating, and other special applications.