ARMS Systems

Automated systems allow foundries and melt shops to assist in the protection of their most valuable asset–their employees. The Inductotherm ARMS™ (Automated Robotic Melt Shop) System is a patented concept that uses a robot to perform the hazardous operations that would otherwise be handled by a furnace operator, allowing the melt deck worker to be relocated to the control room. This greatly improves worker’s safety, recruitment and retention.


Inductotherm México

Industria Siderúrgica No. 2036 | Parque Industrial Ramos Arizpe
25900, Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, México


ARMS™ Systems use a robot to perform operations, including: checking the metal bath grounding, dipping the thermocouple lance, taking metal samples and adding any required trim materials. In addition to performing many operational tasks, these automated systems are available to efficiently remove slag either using a slag rake or clamshell slagger to accommodate standard furnace designs or furnaces with the back tilt feature. This allows the melt deck operator to run melt shop operations away from the area closest to the furnace, significantly improving worker safety and comfort which can help with employee retention. Using the ARMS™ Systems can greatly speed slag removal from the bath in larger furnaces. The ARMS™ System offers safety advantages that no other product on the market can currently match.

Tech Specs

Lifting Capacities 30 to 500 Kilograms [66 to 1100 Pounds]
Furnace Configurations Contact Inductotherm for Custom Solutions
Standard Features Slagging of the Furnace Bath
Checking the Bath Ground Probes
Taking Metal Samples
Adding Trim or Coagulant Material
Providing Video Feedback (Overview, Furnace Bath and Pouring)
HMI (Human-Machine Interface) Control Desk
“Smart” Tool Rack
Molten Metal Depth Measurement Device
Video Systems
Melt Deck Operations Control Desk
“Smart” Tool Rack Selections Slagging Tool
Thermocouple Tool
Sample Tool
Bath Grounding Probe
Trim Material Pan
Sample Spoon Tool
Thermocouple Tips
Metal Sampling Lances
Optional Features Clamshell Slagger and Slagger Stand
Starter/Control/Disconnect Box
Coagulant Dispensing Systems
Factory Tested Critical Components