Replace cupola furnace with induction furnace technology

Modern foundries have to face up to the megatrend of decarbonization. Those who still have cupola furnaces in use should consider switching to induction furnace technology. ABP Induction, as a leading supplier in this segment, is ready for a quick change here. This blog article will share ABP’s best ideas and technologies for switching from cupola to induction furnace technology.

During the last months it turned out that the decarbonization pressure will increase dramatically in close future due the environmental roles and the carbon taxation. All major industries started to investigate alternatives related to this problem. The most foundries are urgently looking for solutions without using oil, coke or gas. We at ABP see a huge market potential to attend our customers on the way of decarbonization for their plants. On the other hand, we want to drive this procedure to support our customers finding alternative solutions for their technical and economical independence from fossil fuels. Our definite recommendation is induction furnace technology. The main advantages are:

– Stable quality
– Energy efficiency
– Reliability and flexibility of production
– Production capacity and rate
– Improved health & safety
– Advantages using high quality scrap

How modern foundries are facing decarbonization and what strategies ABP Induction offers for change

The energy input of the induction furnace is exclusively electrical. Heat is generated directly in the melting material and evenly distributed by the electromagnetic bath movement, without local overheating. No chemical or fossil energy sources such as oxygen, carbon or natural gas are required for process control.

Switch to induction furnace technology now – the ABP team will advise you immediately. Simply send an e-mail to

Independence from gas market developments with electrosintering

The energy market is under severe pressure: The uncertainty in the supply of gas has prompted the German government to activate the second stage of the gas contingency plan. As a result, the prices for gas and other energy sources are rising relentlessly – both of these aspects make reliable planning of daily foundry operations much more problematic. ABP Induction can provide foundry operators with its own technical know-how to help them in this situation: Crucible induction furnaces in foundries can be converted so that gas is no longer required for presintering, as this important work step is carried out using electricity as a source of energy.

Electrosintering as a solution to more independence from the gas price and the availability of gas

Electrosintering as a solution to more independence from the gas price and the availability of gas

Foundries that have opted for induction furnaces from ABP have already taken the first right step towards sustainable and CO2-reduced production. The concept of inductive heating of metals using electric current can now be completed by the use of electrosintering. With this conversion, gas as a source of energy can be further minimized. The sintering stencil is heated electrically instead of using gas.

Ongoing production is not affected by the changeover, so there are no long system downtimes. When the furnace is relined in the foundry, the conversion can be carried out by the ABP experts during this process. As a result, electricity is used for sintering instead of gas – the plant operator is no longer dependent on further developments on the gas market, both in terms of price as well as the availability of gas.

Foundry operators interested in converting from gas to electrosintering at their own facility can contact ABP Induction’s service team directly. Just send an email to and the team will get back to you with more information.