A foundry is a factory that produces metal castings. Metals are cast into shapes by melting them into a liquid, pouring the metal in a mold, and removing the mold material or casting after the metal has solidified as it cools.
The most common metals processed are aluminium and cast iron. However, other metals, such as bronze, brass, steel, magnesium, and zinc, are also used to produce castings in foundries. In this process, parts of desired shapes and sizes can be formed.
Thermal heating is widely known within this industry as it is used in all hot forming processes.
Compared to the conventional methods, induction heating is increasingly used because of the numerous advantages it offers, such as precise temperature control, reduced heating time, production line integration and energy reduction.
Our solutions for the metal and foundry industry are mainly to be found in the following areas:
- Induction assisted feeding of castings
- Forging of billet heaters and horizontal/vertical bar ends
- Plasma heating of titanium and silicon
- Vertical or horizontal heating of bar ends