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RF Heat Treating Project

 
Below are two short "clips" of an automated RF heat treating machine.  

The parts are loaded external to the machine by the operator into a magazine.  The parts are then slid out from under the stack and presented to the material handler, (shown in the "clip" to the right). 

The oval index table holds a number of the fixtures which present the parts through the RF coil, (2 positions).  This is shown in the "clip" to the left.  The RF process heats the parts from room temperature to approximately 2,100 degrees F in the first position.  The second position is to "heat soak" the parts to help them achieve a hardness of RC 62. 

The station after the RF coil is a water cooled copper block that not only quenches the parts but also ensures that they remain flat.  As with most heat treated parts, flatness is very important and is guaranteed by the cooling blocks.
 
The pile of parts at the end of the machine, (bottom clip) would not normally exist because thes
e parts would be dropped onto a conveyor, (not installed yet) that would then transfer them to the next process station.

(The "clips" below sometimes require a little time to load- Please be patient)


 

 

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