ABP Induction Systems GmbH

Postfach 10 50 05, 44047 Dortmund
Kanalstr. 25, 44147 Dortmund
Telephone +49 231 997-0
Fax +49 231 997-2467


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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Foundry plants and installations, planning, construction, engineering

Foundry plants and installations, planning, construction, engineering

  • 02  Melting shop
  • 02.02  Electric melting and holding furnaces (pouring equipment see 10.01)
  • 02.02.02  Crucible induction furnaces

Crucible induction furnaces

  • 10  Casting machines and pouring equipment
  • 10.01  Pouring equipment
  • 10.01.03  Pouring equipment, heated (pouring furnaces)

Pouring equipment, heated (pouring furnaces)

  • 18  Control systems
  • 18.02  Control equipment, automation technology

Control equipment, automation technology

Our products

Product category: Pouring equipment, heated (pouring furnaces)


Heated, pressurized pouring system - PRESSPOUR® type OCC

Pouring Furnace, Type OCC 200 (Inductor not mounted)

The pouring furnace PRESSPOUR® type OCC is used for holding and the automated pouring of ferrous and copper alloys. As far as cast iron is concerned, available are models with a total capacity of 2.900 kg to 25.000 kg and an inductor power of 130 kW to 500 kW.

Advantages and features:

Slag-free pouring with siphon principle
The pouring furnace with its pressure-tight cover has a cylindrical shape. The feed and discharge channels end in the bottom of the vessel (siphon principle). This configuration ensures practically slag-free pouring.

Automated pouring
An electro mechanic drive with a variable adjustment unit moves the stopper after the selected pouring program. This can be done by either using the teach-in method or the closed-loop mould level control called OPTIPOUR®.

Easy positioning of the furnace
In order to adapt to varying pouring positions, the furnace can be moved lengthwise and perpendicularly to the casting system.

Power supply
The inductor is connected to the power supply system via a furnace transformer, which permits selection of the various furnace voltages for holding and superheating.

Constant pouring temperature
The inductor of the PRESSPOUR® furnace is a quick-change unit lined with a corundum or magnesite-based spinell-forming dry mass responsible for keeping the melted metal warm. The inductors are supplied optionally as channel-type (air- or water-cooled) or crucible-type (water-cooled) inductors.

Monitoring and operational safety
Continued automatic monitoring of the furnace system guarantees safe operation at any time. All along, the control of the entire pouring procedure is possible.

Easy operation, maintenance and installation
At the designing stage, the main emphasis was placed on a simple operation and maintenance of the system. With the help of detailed instructions, an efficient and quick training of technical personnel is enabled to ensure, for instance, assembly, operation and troubleshooting.


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Product category: Control equipment, automation technology


ABP's furnace processor...

Furnace Processor: PRODAPT - HP

ABP offers for their pouring and holding furnaces the furnace processor PRODAPT - HP.

The channel furnace processor PRODAPT - HP has been developed for an automatic and continuous monitoring and recording of all importance control parameters.

The system features the following functions:

  • collection of valuesvisualization of these values
  • limit value monitoring and signalling
  • trend monitoring
  • trouble signalling system
  • short-time logging of all measuring values
  • long-time logging of selected measuring values
  • updated trend representation of measuring values
  • automatic draw-up of the inductor diagram
  • inductor operation data determination

Inductor Diagram:
Especially in channel-type induction furnaces, the most strained part of the furnace, namely the refractory lining of the inductor channel, can - during the entire cycle - not be evaluated, neither optically nor mechanical. Wear and/or changes of the channel cross-section lead to changes in the resulting impedance of the inductor channel. This, in turn, leads to changes in the electrical measuring values (active and reactive power) which can be read on the installed measuring devices. Recording and evaluation of these measuring values allow an evaluation of the inductor channel geometry (inductor diagram).


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Product category: Control equipment, automation technology

OPTIPOUR® - Camera

The automatic pouring control system OPTIPOUR® - camera version...

Intelligent, automatic, cost-effective: The automatic pouring control system OPTIPOUR® - camera version

OPTIPOUR® is an automatic pouring control system which requires a minimum of monitoring and provides constantly high quality castings. Two different measurement techniques for measurement of the bath level in the pour cup are available for the various requirements.

OPTIPOUR® - camera version:
By measuring a specific area within an exactly adjusted measuring field you can reach an almost proportional measurement of the fill level of the cup. This signal is used to control the stopper actuator.
The camera module is build as a closed system and is connected via a standardized signal with the regulating system. This means a high long-term reliability as it is possible to change it later on against nearly every available system.

Advantages and features:

OPTIPOUR® prevents overpouring
OPTIPOUR® uses real-time level measurements in order to monitor and control the level of iron in the pour cup. As the level increases, a system actuator throttles the stopper rod to reduce the pouring rate, preventing overpouring of the mould.

OPTIPOUR® saves iron
The automatic positioning of OPTIPOUR® makes it possible to use smaller pour siphons. At the end of a pouring operation, OPTIPOUR® is capable of bringing the pour cup level to a level set by the operator, thus reducing the total quantity of iron poured and increasing the yield. Less iron needs to be remelted; power, alloy and material handling costs are reduced.

OPTIPOUR® prevents short pours of moulds
Using a high speed, fast response actuator, the OPTIPOUR® reacts axactly to level changes in the pour cup. If the level drops to a selected set point, the system instantly increases the iron flow, thereby maintaining the desired iron level in the cup.

OPTIPOUR® reduces slag inclusions
Since a high and accurate iron level in the pour cup is maintained throughout the entire pour, OPTIPOUR® ensures that the slag is not pulled into the mould but stays floating on top of the iron. The result is higher guality castings thanks to less slag inclusions.


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About us

Company details


In over 100 years of serving the metal casting and forging industries, our enthusiasm for molten metal has always bee strong.

What began 1903 with the first channel induction furnace from ASEA, continued in 1988 with the merger of ASEA and BBC - their knowledge and know-how - into the company ABB. With these roots the Foundry Systems Business of ABB became ABP Induction in the year 2005 as an independent, world wide operating company.

In 2008 ABP Induction LLC merged with the Pillar Induction Group – another expert in induction melting and heating – thereby adding further sites in the USA and China. This merger has turned the ABP Induction Group into one of the global leaders in the industry and will successfully continue the tradition of its predecessors.

The ABP Induction Group today focuses on sales and service in all major industrial regions from 10 locations around the globe: Germany, Sweden, Russia, USA, Mexico, Brazil, China, India, Thailand, Japan.


Dr. Wolfgang Andree, Bernd Bartelheimer, Paul Decker

Number of employees

ABP Induction employs 170 people in Germany and 361 people worldwide.

Production range

Our production range includes induction systems for melting, pouring and holding ferrous and non-ferrous metals, heated and unheated pouring furnaces, inductive heating equipment for forming, heat treatment and hardening as well as modern control technology.

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