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Shinto Dedication Ceremony of The Japan Steel Works 150 T ESR System

Fabulous at 50 - Consarc Celebrates 50 years of Sucess!

Inductotherm Group Proclaims Thermoprocess/GIFA 2011 a Success!

Consarc Corporation Completes Commissioning of Electromagnetic Cold Crucible Furnace for Silicon Refining

Consarc Ships 150T Electroslag Remelting System to JSW

Consarc Developing Revolutionary Silicon Casting Furnace

Latrobe Specialty Steel's VIM-VAR Expansion Project Wins AMM Best Operational Improvement Award

Consarc commissions Latrobe Specialty Steel's New 30-Ton Vacuum Induction Melting Furnace

Consarc Engineering Ltd, UK has moved

 

Shinto Dedication Ceremony of The Japan Steel Works 150 T ESR System

In 2009, The Japan Steel Works (JSW) placed an order with Consarc for what was to become the World's largest static melt ESR furnace, capable of melting a single 150,000 kg electrode. The 150 T ESR was engineered, manufactured, preassembled, tested, and shipped from Rancocas, NJ USA in less than 12 months. It has been operational since 3Q 2011.

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Fabulous at 50 - Consarc Celebrates 50 Years of Success!

 

 

2012 marks Consarc's 50th anniversary. We recently had our biennial
Experience Seminar, held in Philadelphia, PA at the DoubleTree Hotel in Center City on the
3rd to the 6th of June. The days were filled with discussions of informative content about
equipment and processes, and fun-filled events were enjoyed during the evenings. Consarc
is pleased to report having a great turn out, yet again. This year's seminar was extra special,
considering that we are celebrating this major milestone.

For those in attendance, and to all of our customers with whom we have had the pleasure of
doing business, we thank you all for being part of the last fabulous 50 years – and we hope
you will be with us for the next 50!


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Inductotherm Group Proclaims Thermoprocess/GIFA 2011 a Success!

 

 

Düsseldorf, Germany: Inductotherm Group is pleased to report the resounding
success of the 2011 Thermprocess/GIFA tradeshow in Düsseldorf, Germany. In its most
synergistic show yet, Inductotherm Group displayed a variety of advanced technologies
from its major product brands around the world.

“Thermprocess/GIFA is a great venue for the Inductotherm Group because we are able to show,
to numerous industries and customers at once, all that Inductotherm Group can do in thermal
processing,” said President and CEO of Inductotherm Group, Gary Doyon. “We were energized
about this show in particular because we unveiled quite a few new technologies that we knew
customers would be excited about.”

Inductotherm highlighted its ARMS® Automated Robotic Melt Shop System, Double-Trunnion
melting furnace, indexing Automatic Pouring Demonstration with MultiPour™ technology, a 30
Ton 18MW Heavy Steel Shell Furnace, and preheating and melting technologies for the steel
industry.

Radyne’s VersaPower® Xtreme™ Power Supply, and Inductoheat Europe’s revolutionary
InductoScan® IFP™ (Independent Frequency and Power) heat treatment system were also
bigattention getters.

Inductoheat showcased its InductoForge® modular billet heater and IROSS® FluxManager®
System for OCTG Pipe ends, while Consarc had on display a 2500kg Vacuum Cap Furnace
and Thermatool a precision slot quench ring and Welder with HAZControl Technology™.
With the Thermprocess and GIFA fairs posting record attendance, Inductotherm Group needed
every one of its 75 salespeople to handle the influx of visitors to the booth. “We had a range of
visitors from all over the world, who serve all different industries, from induction melting, forging,
welding and heating, to steel melting and vacuum refining,” Doyon said. “Our visitors were top
level personnel, new and potential customers, all of whom were interested in the new
technology we were displaying.”

As a multi-technology, global organization, Inductotherm Group serves the thermal processing
industry by manufacturing and marketing a diverse range of products and services, some of
whichinclude Inductotherm induction melting systems, Inductoheat and Radyne induction
heatingequipment, Thermatool pipe and tube welding equipment, Bricmont furnaces for steel,
and Consarcvacuum melting and refining systems.


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Consarc Corporation Completes Comissioning of Electromagnetic Cold Crucible Furnace for Silicon Refining

[February 2011] Rancocas, NJ – Consarc
Corporation, an Inductotherm Group Company,
has recently completed the installation and commissioning of their pilot/production ElectroMagnetic Cold Crucible (EMCC) furnace
at their world headquarters.  The EMCC furnace
is designed to produce multi-crystalline silicon
ingots at a fraction of the cost of traditional
Directional Solidification furnaces.

Since commissioning was completed, Consarc has begun beta melt testing of the EMCC furnace.  
“The EMCC furnace will be a game changer for the Photovoltaic industry,” says President of Consarc,
Bill Marino.  “Our production furnace will be capable of casting a 3,000 kg multicrystalline ingot in approximately 72 hours. We are excited about the opportunity to participate in the growing solar
industry, and look forward to making an impact by streamlining the silicon refining and casting
process.”

Visit Consarc at PV America - booth no. 953 to discuss your future casting needs.

Consarc, which manufactures vacuum melting and heating equipment, is one of forty companies making
up the Inductotherm Group.

As a multi-technology, global organization, Inductotherm Group serves the thermal processing industry
by manufacturing and marketing a diverse range of products and services, some of which include Inductotherm induction melting systems, Inductoheat and Radyne induction heating equipment,
Thermatool pipe and tube welding equipment, Bricmont furnaces for steel, and Consarc vacuum
melting and refining systems.

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Consarc Ships 150T Electroslag Remelting System to JSW

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FMuroran Hokkaido, Japan – The Japan Steel Works has received from Consarc Corporation, Rancocas, NJ USA the complete shipment of a 150T Electroslag Remelting (ESR) plant.  When commissioned, this system will be the largest single electrode static melting ESR plant in the world, giving The Japan Steel Works unmatched ESR capabilities and enabling them to maintain their position as the premier supplier of large forged rotor shafts. 

The ESR furnace system consists of two furnace heads with two melt stations, and is capable of melting a single 150T electrode, or multiple smaller electrodes simultaneously, under complete inert gas cover.  It utilizes proprietary power systems designed and built by Consarc specifically for this large scale ESR application. 

JSW ESR 150T System

 

The furnace system was designed, manufactured, preassembled for test, and shipped from Consarc’s world headquarters in Rancocas, NJ USA.  JSW plans to put the ESR furnace system into production in August 2011.

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power
Crucible for JSW 150T
ESR Furnace System
Power Supplies for JSW 150T
ESR Furnace System


JSW’s Muroran Plant boasts some of the world’s most modern and technically advanced equipment including the aforesaid ESR furnace and a 14,000-ton hydraulic forging press.  The plant manufactures a wide range of forged and cast products used to support the global energy sector.

JSW 150T ESR Furnace System shipping from
Consarc Corp. Rancocas, NJ U.S.A.

 

Consarc, an Inductotherm Group Company, designs and manufactures furnaces and related systems for vacuum induction melting (VIM), vacuum arc remelting (VAR), electroslag remelting (ESR), vacuum precision investment casting (VPIC), induction skull melting (ISM), solar silicon melting furnaces, as well as specialty furnaces for proprietary processes.

As a multi-technology, global organization, Inductotherm Group serves the thermal processing industry by manufacturing and marketing a diverse range of products and services, some of which include Inductotherm induction melting systems, Inductoheat and Radyne induction heating equipment, Thermatool pipe and tube welding equipment, Bricmont furnaces for steel, and Consarc vacuum melting and refining systems.

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Consarc Developing Revolutionary Silicon Casting Furnace

EMCC Furnace installed at Consarc facility
in Rancocas, NJ, USA.

 

Consarc Corporation, an Inductotherm Group company, has dedicated its efforts to a multimillion dollar project devoted to producing multicrystalline silicon ingots at a fraction of the cost of traditional Directional Solidification (DS) furnaces using the Electromagnetic Cold Crucible (EMCC) furnace technology.

“The EMCC furnace will be a game-changer for the Photovoltaic Industry,” says Bill Marino, President and CEO of Consarc Corporation.  “We are excited about the opportunity to participate in the growing solar industry, and look forward to making an impact by applying our existing induction technology to streamline the silicon refining and casting process.”

The testing phase of the EMCC furnace is expected to begin in September, followed by the introduction of this product to the market.

Consarc, which manufactures vacuum induction melting and refining systems, is one of forty companies making up the Inductotherm Group.

As a multi-technology, global organization, Inductotherm Group serves the thermal processing industry by manufacturing and marketing a diverse range of products and services, some of which include: Inductotherm induction melting systems, Inductoheat and Radyne induction heating systems, and Thermatool induction welding systems.

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Latrobe Specialty Steel's VIM-VAR Expansion Project Wins AMM Best Operational Improvement Award

The team of Latrobe Specialty Steel, Consarc, & Continental Design
Management Group.
Mr. Daniel Hennessy, Sr. V.P. - Manufacturing accepts the award for Latrobe Specialty Steel

 

NY, New York: On the evening of June 22, 2010 at the American Metal Market ‘Steel Success Strategies Conference’ award dinner in New York City, Latrobe Specialty Steel’s VIM-VAR expansion project won the inaugural AMM Award for Excellence for Best Operational Improvement.  This project tripled Latrobe’s capacity for vacuum melted steels which reduced the lead times for these strategic products from approximately 72 weeks to 20 weeks.  This is the second award this project has received this year.  In January, the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) presented Latrobe Specialty Steel with the 2009 Project Excellence Award.

Consarc Corporation, an Inductotherm Group Company, who was responsible for the manufacturing and installation of Latrobe’s new Consarc VIM system, maintained an aggressive schedule starting in mid December 2007 that put liquid metal in the VIM system in September 2008. 

Along with the 30T Vacuum Induction Melting furnace, Consarc also delivered three additional Vacuum Arc Remelting furnaces, all part of this $62M expansion project.
 

Consarc Corporation, which manufactures specialty vacuum melting equipment, is one of forty companies making up the Inductotherm Group.  As a multi-technology, global organization, Inductotherm Group serves the thermal processing industry by manufacturing and marketing a diverse range of products and services, all of which feature the characteristics of high quality, leading edge technology and top-flight engineering.

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Consarc commissions Latrobe Specialty Steel’s New 30-Ton Vacuum Induction Melting Furnace

[February 15, 2009] – Latrobe, PA: 2 years ago, the first piece of Latrobe Specialty Steel’s new Consarc 30T Vacuum Induction Melting Furnace arrived in Latrobe, escorted by a fleet of Pennsylvania State Police and Department of Transportation vehicles.  The ‘Superload’,  35 foot long x 20 foot wide x 10 foot tall steel weldment, was the base of the 20,000 ft3 vacuum chamber. 

Consarc, who was responsible for the manufacturing and installation of Latrobe’s new Consarc VIM system, maintained an aggressive schedule that put liquid metal in the VIM system in September 2008.

Along with the 30T Vacuum Induction Melting furnace, Consarc also delivered three additional Vacuum
Arc Remelting furnaces, all part of Latrobe’s $62M expansion project.
 
Consarc worked along with Latrobe Specialty Steel and Continental Design Management Group to
produce the world’s largest VIM Furnace in record time, using a modified design-and-build technique. 
This development was given the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) 2009 Project Excellence Award.  Consarc’s VIM Furnace met the increasing demand in the aerospace and defense markets for premium vacuum-melted steel according to Latrobe Specialty Steel.

Consarc Corp., which manufactures specialty vacuum melting equipment, is one of forty companies making up the Inductotherm Group.  As a multi-technology, global organization, Inductotherm Group serves the thermal processing industry by manufacturing and marketing a diverse range of products and services, all of which feature the characteristics of high quality, leading edge technology and top-flight engineering.

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Consarc Engineering Ltd, UK has moved

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Consarc Engineering is delighted to announce that we have completed our re-location to our brand new 20,000sq.ft purpose built facility at Eurocentral.


Our move was achieved seamlessly, allowing us to provide un-interrupted manufacturing and supply, ensuring we continued to meet our customers expectations.


The Eurocentral location allows us access to the best transport infrastructure in Central Scotland allowing us to serve our Global customer base more efficiently.

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