Innovation on energy savings: the inductors’ sectioning
ELIND S.p.A. ended with great satisfaction the acceptance test of a special equipment for induction partial heating of billets, for its customer POPPI UGO EUROFORGE S.p.a., one of the most known forging companies on Italian and European level, well known for its highest quality standard.
With the aim of improving their efficiency level, they assign us the task of designing and manufacturing a 800 kW equipment, that was thought in synergy with the customer technical staff; this equipment will be inserted onto an island completely automatic and equipped with robots for loading and unloading of pieces.
Up to now, nothing new!
By the way, the customer’s need to partially heat pieces with heating lengths very different, led us to raise significantly the attention level on ENERGY SAVING.
As it is known, the heating maximum length determines the length of each inductor. But, in case it is necessary to decrease considerably the length of the piece heated part, you have as a consequence a lowering of the electrical efficiency that imposes an increasing of consumptions and thus of production costs.
Starting from these premises, the idea of manufacturing a sectioned inductor was born; the so conceived inductor has the possibility of excluding automatically some sections, on the basis of the exigencies and of the heating length that is needed to production in a certain moment.
The obtained result is that of eliminating from the circuit a part of the inductor and thus to exclude it from the current going through, with an evident saving in the energy bill.
It has to be considered also that, by reducing the heating length of 75%, with the sectioned inductor a shooting down of electrical consumptions of more than 50% is obtained, if compared to the use of a traditional inductor.
Moreover, as the sectioning of the inductor is completely automatic, also the times of machine stop are sensibly reduced, if compared to the ones tied to an inductor change. Additionally, there is no need to buy inductors with different lengths and as a consequence there is an additional economical saving.
As always ELIND S.p.A. is very active in finding out simple, economical and innovative solutions, which aim to satisfy the needs of the more exigent customers.
We will keep you updated on next developments!