Ajax TOCCO Supplies Bright Annealing Induction Furnace

Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic recently shipped a bright annealing induction furnace to a major stainless steel tube manufacturer in the Northeast United States. This bright annealing system progressively heats the stainless steel tube to high temperatures in an atmosphere of inert gases, and then anneals the tube in a cooling chamber to reduce the hardness of the steel in order to achieve ductility for further processing.

Special features include the ability to produce a high quality product with a ready-­to-­ship surface finish. The equipment supplied consists of a Hydrogen atmosphere heating and cooling system, utilizing an Ajax TOCCO 75 kW Pacer T IGBT induction power supply. The system is capable of processing tubing from .25” -­ .625” outside diameter.

Ajax TOCCO is a leader in providing induction heating and processing solutions for bar and tube applications, including bright annealing. Their experience in providing this type of system was a key factor in the decision to choose Ajax TOCCO Magnethemic as the supplier.

Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic®, a subsidiary of Park-­Ohio Holdings Corporation®, designs and manufactures world-­ class induction heating and melting equipment for various industries and applications throughout the world. In addition, the company provides a range of services including laboratory process development, preventive maintenance, equipment repair and parts, coil repair facilities and installation services.