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ELO-X

efficient. reliable. flexible

NEW STANDARDS FOR INDUCTION HARDENING

With the new ELO-X, SMS Elotherm is bringing to market a modular and economic machine concept for induction hardening. These flexibly configurable hardening machines possess the properties and options necessary for individual solutions in special machinery construction.

Planning a new hardening plant? We should be happy to configure a suitable machine for your use – high-grade technology - modular, compact and efficient for optimum hardening results.

The modular machine platform for hardening steel regardless of workpiece
Modules form the basis of the new machine concept for vertical hardening applications. As a provider of special applications, SMS Elotherm has succeeded with ELO-X in designing a machine platform for process and solution-oriented configurations. The modular concept allows the hardening plant to be combined largely regardless of the workpiece, with all the variations necessary for individual customer requests and specifications.  For you, that means an efficient and thus effective production or testing plant.

Workpieces

The ELO-X sets new standards, as it

permits the configuration of hardening machines, largely regardless of workpiece.

Technical datas

For questions about technical feasibility and for optimum hardening results, SMS Elotherm's Process and Calculation Engineers are always on hand with their expertise.

SMS Elotherm's technical centre has two highly flexible induction hardening machines for vertical and horizontal hardening tasks. Thermographic photos of the heating process taken with a thermal imaging camera, and extensive process optimisation are also on offer, as are full workpiece evaluation according to hardness specification and the associated documentation.

SMS's own inductor production allows rapid optimisation of inductors. By combining modern technology and our decades of experience, we can support you as a reliable and innovative partner in process development.

up to 2300 mm
Machine height
up to 2300 mm - Machine height
up to 1700 mm
Machine width
up to 1700 mm - Machine width
up to 1750 mm
Workpiece length
up to 1750 mm - Workpiece length
up to 800 mm
Workpiece diameter
up to 800 mm - Workpiece diameter
up to 500 kg
Workpiece weight
up to 500 kg - Workpiece weight
up to 500 kHz
Inverter frequency
up to 500 kHz - Inverter frequency
up to 1 MW
Inverter capacity
up to 1 MW - Inverter capacity

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Your Advantages

  • Modular system for all workpieces
  • Modern, functional machine design
  • Standardised carry-over parts - reduced variation in replacement and wear parts.
  • Excellent availability for maintenance and repair
  • Integrated IO link sensor system for process data capture
  • Simple retooling for new workpieces by replacement of front modules
  • Plant extension by extra modules
  • Optimised and flexible plant configuration - strong reduced footprint
  • Ergonomic and intuitive operation
  • Wide application range from manual feed to robot cell
  • New standards in cycle times
  • Short delivery and assembly times, rapid commissioning
  • Optimum assistance function, e.g. automated inductor replacement

EXPLORE THE MACHINE


FLEXIBLE MACHINE CONCEPT

The ELO-X is setting new standards.

With its new machine concept ELO-X, SMS Elotherm offers you an individual solution for your application. A modular system of machinery components means that hardening machines can be set up largely regardless of the workpiece required. From simple to highly complex applications, the modules can be varied and changed within the product life cycle without great expenditure of time and effort.

ELO-X - Efficiency - to your advantage

  • Attractive price due to standardised carry-over parts
  • Energy efficiency
  • High efficiency
  • Cost-effective modular add-ons
  • Lower operating costs due to integration of IO link

ELO-X - Reliability and quality

  • Decades of experience in inductive hardening
  • New technology
  • Assurance of process reliability
  • Uniform high quality due to reducibility

ELO-X - Flexibility with regard to

  • Workpiece geometr
  • Installation surface
  • Cycle time
  • Compact design
  • Automation

THE MODULES

The ELO-X machinery modules can be combined in many different plant configurations. When setting up a system, the chosen front module and the associated number of stations, process positions, workpiece fixtures, etc. determine the possible combinations for the machine configuration. Each module is available in several versions that can be combined to provide specific machine functions.  There are additional, adaptable function modules for internal workpiece transport as well as for feed and draw-off conveyors.

Defined interfaces ensure compatibility and enable a large number of variations in applications. Ergonomic and intuitive operation completes the concept. The mobile operating terminal includes the operating panel for all plant functions and the energy PC for process monitoring.

Basic module

The basic module lies at the heart of the precision afforded to each hardening task. The basic frame provides stability and stiffness and contains the medium frequency equipment and the NC axes for the hardening task (up to four in number).

Front module

The front module is configured according to the requirements specific to the workpiece and the process. Variations range from simple manual loading to twin and indexing table solutions. The range is completed by the fully-automatic manufacturing cell, integration into a manufacturing line and linkage to a robot application.

Tank module

The compact and easily accessible tank module serves for monitoring and distribution of media. This module is individually adapted to the process.

Media module

The central media supply unit with the cooling circuits for quenching medium, electrics and control cabinet are located on a separate frame. The location of the module can thus be individually determined from customer requests and local circumstances.

Power module

Inverter technology  – the compact, modular design permits rapid exchange of components and helps to reduce downtimes. The use of silicon carbide transistors brings the power electronics up to the latest standard.

Control module

The central control module ensures process reliability and uniformly high quality.

Operating module

The basic version of the ELO-X includes a CNC system of make Siemens 840D SL with OP012/OP015 and a machine control board in a separate operating panel.

As an option, the ELO-X range can be fitted with an energy PC for quality monitoring of process parameters. The ELO-X process sensors are in all cases integrated by means of IO links (bidirectional digital communication). This advanced, Fourth Industrial Revolution technology offers the operator many advantages in the area of sensor systems, e.g. Plug & Play, status data, secure device identification, anti-tampering security, etc.

Key Features

  • Modular system for all workpieces
  • Modern, functional machine design
  • Standardised carry-over parts => reduced variation in replacement and wear parts.
  • Excellent availability for maintenance and repair
  • Integrated IO link sensor system for process data capture
  • Simple retooling for new workpieces by replacement of front modules
  • Plant extension by extra modules
  • Ergonomic and intuitive operation
  • Wide spectrum of application, from stand-alone with manual loading to fully automatic manufacturing cell
  • New standards in cycle times
  • Short delivery and assembly times, rapid commissioning

Technical Specification

Basic modulevertical module type
Machine heightup to 2300 mm
Machine widthup to 1700 mm
Workpiece lengthup to 1750 mm
Workpiece diameterup to 800 mm
Workpiece weightup to 500 kg
Inverter capacityup to 1 MW
Inverter frequencyup to 500 kHz
Inductor: X-axis (left-right)
Travel±70 mm
Accelerationup to 5 m/s²
Speedup to 15 m/min
Inductor: Y-axis (front-back)
Travel0-200 mm
Accelerationup to 5 m/s²
Speedup to15 m/min
Inductor: Z-axis (up-down)
Travel0-1100 mm
Accelerationup to 10 m/s²
Speedup to 24 m/min

Downloads

Brochure: ELO-X

Technical report: Optimized quality control in induction hardening

Technical report: Induction hardening versus case hardening – a comparison

Contact

Navid Gamerschlag

Sales Hardening

+49 (0) 2191 891-566e-mail

Jochen Huljus

Sales Hardening

+49 (0) 2191 891-331e-mail