The polymer coating on the aluminum strips behaved differently when heated. Visually, the coating turned brown and bubbly when the aluminum strip was heated.
Induction does not present an open flame into the work environment like a torch, resulting in a safer working environment
Heat a non-magnetic metal alloy shape-setting fixture for a Nitinol wire heating/shaping application.
With the process designed by Induction Foster applications engineers, the tubing heated to temperature within five seconds. This result met the client's objective.
With an heat 10 kW power supply, the titanium alloy wire can be heated to 2732 °F (1500 °C) in three seconds.
In this example, induction heating provides consistent, repeatable results, a safe, reliable source of heat, measurable & stable results and less production scrap
Induction will double production due to more rapid heating than infrared lamps can offer; with induction 100 feet per minute can be run instead of 50 feet per minute with infrared
Induction offers dramatically faster heating compared to ultrasonics which means dramatically increased production rates. Induction is highly repeatable and easy-to-integrate into manufacturing processes.
The induction process required 10 minutes to heat to the required temperature; the client’s resistance heater took more than ten minutes. Also there will no longer be a need to open the chamber to remove the heater.