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Introduce: Induction hardening machine selection method, which is more stable in the general quenching machine? When the quenching workpiece is scanned and quenched, how should the workpiece movement or the transformer sensor group move mode be selected? How to select the top speed of the induction hardening machine? 
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First, the type of induction hardening machine:

The induction hardening machine is divided into high-frequency quenching machine and medium-frequency quenching machine according to the power supply equipment. According to the machine function, it can be divided into general quenching machine and special quenching machine.

The earliest quenching machine was modified from a metal cutting machine. There are three differences between the quenching machine and the metal cutting machine, that is, the load generated by the cutting metal, the electromagnetic field, the cooling of the quenching cooling medium and the electric appliance, and the inductor. Water requirements.


Second, the CNC system commonly used in quenching machine tools:

At present, there are many kinds of CNC systems at home and abroad, and their uses are not the same. The numerical control systems suitable for the characteristics of quenching machine tools are as follows: (1) Domestic economical numerical control system: This system programming is simple and easy to learn, easy to operate, and low in price. Resist the application of CNC universal quenching machine. However, there are some problems in the application of the system on the universal quenching machine: First, the system output and input interface are designed according to the functional requirements of the machine tool, especially the input interface is relatively small; the second is when there are two adjacent commands, 0.4s interval time, can not be sprayed immediately after the end of heating (for small workpieces generally require heating immediately after spraying); the third is to use a two-coordinate CNC system for lifting, one for rotation (division), double Simultaneous continuous movement of coordinates will affect each other, so the use of this economical numerical control system for general quenching machines requires necessary modifications.

(2) Foreign economical numerical control system: Foreign economical numerical control system has many brands and multiple models, among which Siemense 802 series is commonly used. This kind of system has the characteristics of perfect function, good performance, stable and reliable, high precision, large storage program, etc., but the price is high and the maintenance cost is high.

(3) Industrial control computer numerical control system: industrial control machine can be fully utilized in quenching machine tools               PC hardware (such as 586, Pentium III) and software (such as DOS, Windows, Win98/Me, WindowNT/2000) resources integrate the latest control theory and network technology to achieve the most complex control and stronger software functions.

Third, the general quenching machine tool transmission methods are generally several? Which one is more stable?

According to the main transmission type, it can be divided into hydraulic type and full mechanical type. The hydraulic transmission has the advantages of simple structure, large driving force and fast moving speed (up to 150mm/S or more). There are shortcomings such as unstable moving speed and low positioning accuracy, and the hydraulically driven induction hardening machine is gradually eliminated. All mechanical transmissions are divided into T-type screw, ball screw, linear moving guide and other transmission forms. The all-mechanical transmission has the advantages of fast moving speed, high positioning accuracy, and easy shifting movement.

According to the mechanical structure of the moving part, it can be divided into two types: slide type and guide type. Skateboard type is the two-structured form with the largest number of applications in China. The bed is often made of aging-treated casting or welding structure. It has large bearing capacity and good stability. It can process large and heavy workpieces, and it has the widest application range. This form has the disadvantages of bulky bed, inflexible sliding, complicated rail processing and the like. The guide column structure is more common in Europe and the United States. The main advantage of this structure is that the machine tool is light in weight and flexible in movement. It is easy to realize the integrated design with the quenching liquid circulation cooling system, but it is not suitable for the processing of large and heavy workpieces. Large stability is poor (such as workpiece vibration).

4. When the quenching workpiece is scanned and quenched, how should the workpiece movement or the transformer sensor group move mode be selected?

Quenching machine tools generally have two transmission modes, one is that the workpiece moves and drives, and the other is that the workpiece moves up and down and the transformer sensor group moves up and down.

The selection of the two transmission methods mainly considers the following factors:

1) Considering the height (or length) of the entire quenching machine, when the length of the workpiece exceeds 2 m, the transformer sensor degree is generally selected for movement. Because of this design, the total height (or length) of the quenching machine can be lower (short). The total height of the scanning quenching machine is such that the workpiece is moved, which is generally more than 1 times the length of the workpiece scanning, compared to the two. Superiority is visible. Therefore, the small universal quenching machine, camshaft, half shaft, and steering rack quenching machine adopt the method that the workpiece moves and rotates, and the vertical quenching machine with the workpiece length exceeding 2 m moves the way of the transformer group.

2) Considering the shape and weight of the quenched workpiece, such as a large gear single-tooth scanning machine tool, the gear diameter is 6 m, the weight is 20 t, the quenching transformer and the inductor are small in volume and weight, and the transmission mode of the transformer sensor group is naturally adopted. Mobile is more convenient.

3) Special considerations, such as long and heavy rolls, but because the transformer sensor group is relatively heavy, the vibration during operation is very large, and the workpiece movement mode is still used at this time, and the transformer sensor is fixed.

4) In recent years, some induction heating companies in Germany have adopted a transformer sensor group moving structure for quenching machines with workpieces of 750-1500mm, which is the total height reduction of the quenching machine, and the Z-axis fast-forward speed is as large as 24m/s (400mm/ S)

5. How to select the top speed of the induction quenching machine?

The selection of the rotational speed of the quenched workpiece during heating, from the heating uniformity of the workpiece, the faster the rotational speed, the smaller the temperature unevenness due to the uneven gap between the inductor and the workpiece. Early quenching machines generally set the speed range to 60-300/min. Some machines have step-variable speed shifts, while some machines use stepless speed change, which users can choose. However, some machines have extremely low speeds due to certain conditions. For example, the crankshaft neck rotary quenching machine has a spindle neck speed of 60r/min, and the connecting rod neck speed is 30r/min. This is because the connecting rod neck is rotated by the swinging mechanism (four connected rod structure) on the quenching machine. If the speed is too fast, the half-ring sensor cannot stably follow the journal, so it can only be rotated at a low speed of 30r/min. This speed is not suitable for the journal heating. The spindle neck is 60r/ Min is a simple reason for the design due to the use of a two-speed motor.

There is an argument that the selection of the rotational speed should be considered in the heating cycle of the workpiece. The rotation of the workpiece from a heating cycle should be no less than 10 times to ensure uniform temperature on the circumference of the workpiece. According to this calculation, the general induction heating time of the workpiece is often between 5-10s. If it is 5s to 10th, it is 120r/min, and 10s to 10th, the rotation speed is 60r/min.

With the development of induction heating speed, the heating cycle of the gear has been shortened to 0.1-0.2 s for the synchronous dual-frequency heating gear. Therefore, the workpiece rotation speed requirements are constantly increasing, and the maximum speed of some quenching machine spindles has reached 1,600 person/min. At present, the speed of the quenching machine reaches 600r/min. In addition, the workpiece rotation speed is also closely related to the cooling. For gears and spline shafts, the quenching cooling is usually carried out by means of a spray method. The workpiece rotation speed is too fast, and the quenching liquid is insufficiently cooled on one side of the teeth. Therefore, the speed of the quenching machine is still limited to 600r/min or 300r/min. In addition, it is necessary to develop mechanical or electrical components that can reduce the speed of the workpiece in time after the end of heating, so that the workpiece can be rotated quickly to achieve uniform heating purposes, and can be rotated slowly to achieve uniform cooling of the gear-like workpiece.

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