SURFACE HARDENING WITH THE FLEXIBLE INDUCTION HARDENING MACHINE

EloFlex

Thanks to their user-friendly, low-maintenance design and easy selection of stored, workpiece-specific process parameters, our machines can quickly be retooled and ready for use, allowing high production volumes to be achieved despite changing parts. Independent of the degree of automation or the transport concept, further configuration levels or changes in material flow have been carefully considered in advance. Our induction hardening machinesenable solutions for surface hardeningthat are perfectly tailored to the customer – for example, for files, camshafts, steering knuckles, shafts and much more.

FULLY AUTOMATIC OPERATION WITH SHORT CYCLE TIMES

Wherever fully automatic operation with short cycle times is required, our modular system based on the inline concept is the right choice. The inline concept enables seamless integration of our machines into existing production lines. The machine can be equipped with several stations, depending on the induction hardening task.

This has the advantage of manual or fully automatic operation. Furthermore, the induction hardening machineoffers multi-frequency technology for surface hardening. Another advantage is integrated measurement of effective power for quality control. Theinduction hardening machinesfrom SMS Elotherm offer fast set-up times and the modular possibility of chaining in a production line for surface hardening.

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KEY FEATURES

Short retooling times

No hydraulic components

Improved energy efficiency

Easy maintenance

TECHNOLOGY

Surface hardening

A highly versatile, modular induction heating machine

Our solutions for surface hardening offer fully automatic operation with short cycle times. The modular system makes these machines the right choice for surface hardening of a wide variety of parts in all branches of industry.

The induction machine can be seamlessly integrated into existing production lines. The machine can be equipped with several stations, depending on the induction hardening task.

Better efficiency for surface hardening

The process sequence for hardening usually consists of heating, soaking, quenching and (if necessary) tempering. SMS Elotherm has detailed knowledge of the interactions in this process and their impact on metallurgy. Based on this expertise, we are constantly improving the efficiency of the machine technology to significantly reduce power consumption.

Our hardening machines for surface hardening enable our customers to meet current and future requirements. That applies to both simple and complex parts, with excellent precision thanks to patented process methods and cycle times that can be harmoniously integrated into an overall process chain.

Surface hardening machine

Modularity in every dimension

The modular system solution is intended for customers with frequently changing hardening tasks and features a correspondingly economical design. It enables them to harden parts with a wide variety of geometries quickly and reliably. The spectrum includes steering knuckles, suspension members, axle shafts and stub axles; starter, drive and balance shafts; chain links, machine knives, tools; and much more.

Thanks to the practically proven design and user-friendly controller, our machines can be retooled and ready for use very quickly, enabling better than average annual production despite frequent part changes. Quality control systems in combination with effective power measurement and other quality control systems independently detect and reject out-of-tolerance parts to continuously maintain a high degree of automatic operation. This ensures uninterrupted profitable continuous operation.

Quality control systems

A combination of effective power measurement and other quality control systems independently detects and rejects out-of-tolerance parts, so the high degree of automatic operation of EloFlex is consistently maintained. This ensures uninterrupted profitable continuous operation.

Surface hardening fully automatic

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