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New technical report: Comparing Induction Hardening, Case Hardening

Reducing fleet consumption in the automotive industry or service-free lifetime operation of components in offshore oil rigs all depends on the quality of the components used.

The heat treatment - here the surface hardening - plays an important role for keeping geometrical dimensions as small as possible and boosting the component´s resistance to ever-increasing loads at the same time.

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Shift in Management at Tech Induction, SMS Elotherm North America

Valmir Marchiori Techinduction

Effective April 1st, 2015 Mr. Valmir Tadeu Marchiori has been announced President and CEO of Tech Induction, the North American subsidiary of SMS Elotherm since 2012. Mr. Darren Martens, who has founded the company more than 25 years ago and acted as president till now, will continue to support Tech Induction's business as a consultant.

Tech Induction in Shelby Township, north of Detroit/ MI serves the entire induction market of the NAFTA region with first class OEM induction tooling, with refurbished machinery and since recently with a localized induction Hardening machine, the EloScan , which is especially made according to the needs of the North American Market.

Valmir Marchiori acted as COO of Tech Induction since end of 2014, before he was responsible as COO at ThyssenKrupp North America for the manufacturing of crankshafts for many years. Prior to this, the native Brazilian and Metallurgical Engineer worked as Crankshaft Machining Division Manager at ThyssenKrupp Campo Limpo and Mahle in Brazil.

"Valmir's vast experiences in Operation and Management are strategic assets for the successful development of Tech Induction from a leading induction tooling supplier to a full line provider of induction services and machines" says Hon. Prof. Dr. Johann Rinnhofer, Managing Director of SMS Elotherm GmbH. " I will make sure to meet and exceed North American customer's demands, not only for quality induction tooling for Elotherm and other makes, but also for qualified service support with trained technicians or completely inhouse designed, assembled and commissioned induction machines, " adds Marchiori.



Visit us at Tube & Wire China 2014.

Welcome to our booth E1C04 in hall E1, Shanghai New International Expo Center.
We would be glad, if you could join us.

pdfInvitation Tube & Wire China (english language)– Multilingüe !– Multilingüe !

El nuevo sitio web de SMS Elotherm se ofrece en Alemán e Inglés, pero a partir de ahora también está en Chino, Francés, Portugués, Ruso y Español.

Ahora, todas las filiales internacionales de SMS Elotherm pueden dirigirse a sus clientes en su lengua materna.

No solo el buscador de soluciones interactivo guiará a nuestros clientes a la aplicación correcta de mecanizado, sino que también encontrarán los catálogos, fotos y videos que se pueden descargar.



New web presence of IAS GmbH

New "Homepage" of IAS GmbHIAS is online

Since March 2014, the new IAS web site, which is completely tailored to the needs of the customers, is online.

From now on, customers and all other interested visitors are even better informed about the application of induction technology for extrusion plants, foundries and other related industries.
In addition, the latest technical articles as well as further interesting news will be posted.
Regarding the design, the IAS website follows the SMS Elotherm web presence.

Soon English and Chinese will be added.



New technical report: Induction hardening

Induction hardening of steering racks for electric power steering systems

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Premiere of the new EloScan

EloScan low resolutionTech Induction premiered the EloScan dual spindle induction hardening machine at the 2013 Heat Treat show in Indianapolis, Indiana (USA). A joint development of Tech Induction (USA) and its parent company, SMS Elotherm GmbH (Germany), the EloScan meets American market demands for a heavy duty version of SMS Elotherm’s EloFlex vertical hardening machines.


The base model EloScan simultaneously hardens two cylindrical workpieces, e.g. axle shafts or camshafts, up to a length of 1200 mm (48 inches) – easily upgradeable to 1500 mm (60 inches) and more – with a maximum spindle load of 450 kg (1000 lbs). The 300 kW converter is integrated with Allen Bradley controls, featuring an intuitive HMI to control and monitor the hardening process.


The system’s robust modular design combines a power supply, programmable scanner controls, quench and water recirculation system, and two heat stations on a common base frame. This compact integrated solution reduces floor space and overall assembly by about 30 % compared to conventional systems. Energy consumption is also significantly lower due to optimized electrical interconnections. Flexible standard modules allow the EloScan to be quickly and easily configured (and reconfigured if needed) according to changing requirements over the life of the system. “With lower investment costs and total costs of ownership, the EloScan will help customers compete now and in the future.” says Torsten Schaefer, Vice President Sales of Tech Induction. Moreover, the EloScan can operate as a standalone machine or as part of a fully automated cell.


Tech Induction has served North America with induction tooling, engineering, and aftermarket support for over 25 years. By joining SMS Elotherm in 2011, the firm can now offer a comprehensive line of locally supported, world-class induction technologies. The EloScan highlights SMS Elotherm’s global approach of developing subsidiaries into full-line induction OEMs. Engineered and manufactured at the Tech Induction plant near Detroit, the EloScan is ready for export to quality-oriented customers around the world.

New technical report: Forging

DIN EN ISO 50001 Technical reportDIN EN ISO 50001 - Opportunities for the international forging industry

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New technical report: converters and inductors

Technical report Titelbild hp 2 13Energy-efficient power supply for induction hardening and heating processes


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New technical report: induction hardening

Technical report Titelbild hp 1 13State-of-the-art induction technology for crankshaft hardening plants


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