High Frequency IGBT Power Supply for BBC Cast Iron Crucible Holding Furnace

( 01/10/2014 ) - MENTOR, OH

SPANG POWER ELECTRONICS ANNOUNCES THE SUCCESSFUL INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING OF A HIGH FREQUENCY IGBT AC POWER SUPPLY AND AUTOMATION SYSTEM IN AN EXISTING BBC CAST IRON CRUCIBLE HOLDING FURNACE.

Spang Power Electronics, an innovator and industry leader in power control and conversion technology, has successfully completed the supply and commissioning of a high frequency IGBT AC power supply and automation system in an existing BBC cast iron crucible holding furnace.

Spang’s Customer required a replacement to their ageing power supply and process automation system. While the Customer re-used their existing furnace and voltage matching transformer, Spang supplied a new power supply based upon its 950 Digital SCR Power Control Platform utilizing IGBTs to provide the necessary high frequency single-phase AC output to power the holding furnace’s graphite heating element.

The Spang and Customer teams worked closely together from initial budgeting to detailed design, installation, and successful startup of the power supply and automation equipment. Close electrical, mechanical, and process control coordination was critical to ensure a quick changeover to the Spang solution. Within the planned process outage, the team successfully commissioned the equipment and returned the holding furnace to production.

For additional information on Spang’s IGBT AC & DC power supplies, automation, replacement and retrofit service, and 950 Series power controller capabilities please visit the company’s website at www.spangpower.com or contact:

Christopher M. McCormick
Sr. Vice President of Engineering Services
Spang Power Electronics
9305 Progress Parkway
Mentor, OH 44060 USA
Phone: (440) 352-8600 x 3337
Fax: (440) 352-8630
E-mail: cmmccormick@spang.com
Web: www.spangpower.com

Spang Power Electronics is a global provider of power control and conversion equipment for industrial applications.
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