In May 2020 Azterlan, Inductotherm Group Iberia and Consarc successfully collaborated to complete the move, installation and commissioning of a Consarc 20kg Vacuum Induction Melting Furnace (VIM) into Azterlan’s new advanced metallurgical research facility in Durango, Spain. Now installed in its new location, the equipment is fully operational to the original design standards and is ready to fulfil Azterlan’s commitments to their customers and collaborators.
Consarc originally supplied the 20kg VIM furnace in 2015, designed to meet the metallurgical quality and operational flexibility demanded in a research environment, including Inductotherm induction power technology with interchangeable melting coils to allow efficient melting of different capacities. Further features include high vacuum operation, additions charging, sampling, pyrometry, PLC control and data recording that ensure the pilot scale equipment is relevant for industrial scale VIM research. Primarily to date Azterlan have used the VIM in the development and characterisation of new alloys.
AZTERLAN is a private focused in performing Research and Development activities linked to different metallic materials’ transformation technologies, along with an extensive offer of high added value services that provide technical support to improve the competitiveness level of the metal-mechanical industry. AZTERLAN promotes high added value research work with a strong technology transfer focus, working in close cooperation with leading national and international scientific and technological agents.