Belgium-based steel wire specialists ArcelorMittal Fontaine have agreed to buy an EFD Induction Sinac induction generator for pre-heating steel strands. The Sinac is a low frequency 200 kW model.
Due for delivery before the end of 2009, the EFD Induction Sinac will be used to produce pre-stressed steel. This material, consisting of metal wires and strands made of wire rod, is mainly used in the construction industry. Together with various forms of concrete it can be used for balconies, foundation piles, underground engineering and bridge building.
Sales executive Rémus Carlier of EFD Induction in France said: “ArcelorMittal Fontaine took delivery of a Sinac system in 2007, and based on their positive experience decided to add this latest order. We’re also looking at the possibility of replacing more of their existing rotation generators with induction heating alternatives.”
According to Carlier, the pre-stressed steel wire sector is one of the few industrial sectors to remain unaffected by the global economic crisis. “Governments worldwide have invested heavily in infrastructure projects—something that has helped keep the demand for steel wire buoyant.”
About EFD Induction
EFD Induction is Europe’s no. 1—and the world’s no. 2—induction heating company for industrial applications. The company has manufacturing plants, workshops and service centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Corporate headquarters are in Skien, Norway. www.efd-induction.com “