Technology Leaders Consarc Corporation and Ampere Scientific Partner on Advanced Vacuum Arc Remelting Furnace Control Systems
[March 10th, 2021]
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Press Release: Technology Leaders Consarc Corporation and Ampere Scientific Partner on Advanced Vacuum Arc Remelting Furnace Control Systems
Consarc Corporation and Ampere Scientific are pleased to announce an alliance to bring the most advanced solutions to vacuum metallurgy available. Ampere Scientific’s VARmetric™ will partner with Consarc’s industry-leading Vacuum Arc Remelting (VAR) furnace controls to provide the most integrated measurement and control system available. Upgrades to existing furnace systems are also a possibility.
Multiple US and international patents and applications back the Arc Position Sensing (APS) technology that is an integral part of VARmetric™ to enhance melt efficiency, yield, and safety to improve specialty alloy production and processing. Until now, there has been no way to “see” the electric arcs during melting or quantify the relationship between arc distributions and defects. APS solves this problem by tracking the positions of arcs in real time during the melting process.
Granting the ability to perceive what no eye can see in the heart of the furnace, VARmetric™ is like an MRI for specialty metals processing via Vacuum Arc Remelting.
Consarc, an Inductotherm Group Company, is a world leader in vacuum metallurgy with nearly 60 years of experience, specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide range of advanced, high-performance vacuum and controlled atmosphere furnaces used for the processing of the world’s most advanced materials, including metals, specialty alloys, and engineered materials. Today, over half the vacuum or controlled atmosphere melting furnaces around the globe bear the Consarc name.
Consarc is ISO 9001–certified with operations worldwide. Consarc is well equipped to tackle furnace projects on a global basis and provides for a unique partnership in integrating the advanced measurement and control capabilities for the vacuum metallurgy industry
For more information on Consarc, please visit www.Consarc.com.
Ampere Scientific, founded in 2014 in Albany, Oregon, develops groundbreaking technologies which revolutionize industrial processes by incorporating new sensors and controls. What started as an interesting physics problem pursued at the US Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory to find the location of the arc has grown into a full-fledged suite of hardware and software tools to monitor black box process dynamics at high speed.
As the metals industry rightly demands ever-higher quality products, the computational modeling of remelting processes becomes an essential part of production and quality assurance. Ampere Scientific embraces the significant challenges regarding the computational modeling of melting, solidification, and other processes related to VAR furnaces.
For more information on Ampere Scientific, please visit www.AmpereScientific.com.