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Ajax TOCCO Supplies Induction Heater for FBE Coating System at L.B. Foster

Contact: Shirley Brasko
+1 330-372-8727

March 2015

Advanced Pipe Coating Equipment Increases Birmingham Plant Capacity.

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Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic recently shipped a 4,500 kW, 12 pulse, Pacer II induction heating system to the L.B. Foster Coated Products pipe coating facility in Birmingham, AL. The installation of this advanced equipment marks a key development in L.B. Foster’s capacity expansion plans.

The high-speed coating plant is capable of applying Fusion Bonded Epoxy (FBE) to 12.75 inch – 24 inch pipe in lengths up to 80 feet. The new Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic system provides progressive, in-line heating of the pipe prior to application of the FBE coating and features the ability to quickly change the line’s inductors for differing pipe sizes to minimize production downtime. The L.B. Foster pipe coating facility is located on the site of American Steel Pipe.

About L.B. Foster Company
L.B. Foster Company is a leading manufacturer, fabricator and distributor of products and services for the rail, construction, energy and utility markets with locations in North America and Europe. Website: www.lbfoster.com

About Ajax TOCCO
Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic®, a subsidiary of Park-Ohio Holdings Corporation®, designs and manufactures worldclass induction heating and melting equipment for various industries and applications throughout the world. In addition, ATM provides a range of services including laboratory process development, preventative maintenance, equipment repair and parts, coil repair facilities, and installation services. E-mail: sales@ajaxtocco.com Website: www.ajaxtocco.com



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