ApplicationNo. 05/727141 filed on 09/27/1976
US Classes:219/658, Lift (i.e., vertical movement)219/654Charge or discharge
ExaminersPrimary: Reynolds, Bruce A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Application Priority Data1975-10-17 DT
AbstractA continuous heating induction furnace in which workpieces are mounted on a receiver for step-wise movement from a furnace inlet to outlet through a longitudinally extending chamber. A pair of lifter rods extend through bores at the chamber floor to engage the workpieces at each of a plurality of stops or stations and are in turn rigidly connected to a bar element extending below the chamber. The receiver reciprocates along the longitudinal direction while the lifter rods elevate the workpieces during backward receiver movement. The receiver is formed as a pair of tubes which engage bearings mounted at separated locations along the chamber so that the length of the chamber is not limited by the sag characteristics of the receiver.