One of the main suppliers for Grinding Media South Africa’s (GMSA) new induction furnace melting plant Inductotherm, represented in South Africa by Cerefco, has introduced a number of firsts for the South African metal melting industry while installing three 10 ton Inductotherm coreless induction furnaces.
I Plant Minder melt control and management system
Custom designed according to GMSA’s requirement and introduced for the first time in South Africa was the I Plant Minder is melt shop control and management system providing precise, highly responsive and fully programmable control which is important to the safe and efficient operation of today’s induction melting equipment.
Inductotherm’s high-velocity fume extraction hood, the Vortex hood, has been introduced into South Africa for the first time and are being used on the three 10 ton Inductotherm coreless induction furnaces with VIP Power Trak power supply
The system is PLC-based and designed around an industrial Ethernet network. It provides the furnace operator with the tools needed to monitor the entire melting process, from charging to melting to pouring. The system also provides melt shop supervisors and managers with the broad range of data they need to monitor, evaluate and plan melt shop operations. The custom configuration provides operational settings for your furnaces and power supplies as well as for the water system.
Maintenance managers benefit from the system’s diagnostic functions and its detailed record-keeping.
With its easy-to-use and intuitive screens, the I Plant Minder is surprisingly easy to master. Its graphical presentation of operational data makes the information clearer and easier to understand.
Vortex high-velocity fume extraction hood
Inductotherm’s high-velocity fume extraction hood, the Vortex hood, has also been introduced into South Africa for the first time. They are designed for induction furnace applications to extract fumes more effectively during various operations such as charging, slagging, temperature taking, sampling, melting, holding, pouring and lining push out.
Custom designed according to GMSA’s requirement and introduced for the first time in South Africa was I Plant Minder melt control and management system. The custom configuration provides operational settings for your furnaces and power supplies as well as for water system
The Vortex extraction hood is hydraulically operated with a telescoping duct and internal electrical interlocking sensors. The telescopic duct provides a stationary connection to the plant duct work regardless of the furnace or hood position.
The Vortex high-velocity extraction hood offers greater flexibility since it incorporates two independently operated cylinders. These cylinders allow the hood to have a greater range of movement to allow a better access during a wide range of both operational and maintenance tasks.
For further details contact Cerefco on TEL: 011 845 3253 or visit www.cerefco.co.za