In June 2012, the Brazilian Forjasul placed the order for an EloForge™ induction heater for their Canoas plant in Rio Grande do Sul. The SMS Elotherm EloForge™ is a compact member of the modular ForgeLine™ family of induction machines for heating Forjasuls’s billets up to 51 mm. With the nominal power of approx. 500 KW the systems heats up to 1,250 kg steel billets per hour to the required 1,250 °C.
SMS Elotherm has re-engineered their line of induction heaters which resulted in a modular machine system enabling the configuration of the induction units depending on the production requirements. Starting with the EloForge™ for billets with diameters up to 100 mm the modular systems also allows for high production lines for slabs up to 240 mm diameter or even bar material of up to 360 mm OD.
“With this excellent reference for an EloForge™ at Forjasul we have the possibility to showcase also the compact model of Elotherm’s ForgeLine™ in southern Brazil”, says Jose Machado, General Manager of Elotherm’s Brazilian operations. “This latest order ranges next to a high production billet heater type EloForge™ L, which is placed at a world renown supplier in Brazil”, so Machado. Forjasul Canoas S.A. is part of the Tramontina group and since 1959 pioneering in the field of forged products for the high voltage transmission lines, steel industry, shipyard and oil applicationsas well as hand tool. Their products range from forged hooks, forged electrical hardware to forged vises, an exclusive Forjasul product on the Brasilian market.