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Induction heating is fast, presents significant energy savings over an electric oven, requires a more modest footprint than an oven and can be easily integrated into an automated process
The client currently uses an electric oven and the heating time is two hours, so at 60 seconds, the time savings with induction is very significant
The customer was using a torch, which can lead to inconsistent part quality. Induction's precise heating means the client can count on consistent results in their process
The customer was using a cold press, but it was creating part defects. This was resolved with induction heating: the process took just two minutes compared to 40 minutes and they were able to achieve their targeted production rate.
The customer currently uses electric ovens that run 24 hours a day, 5 days per week and their primary concern is to save on the energy cost of heating the parts in the ovens.
A twenty-turn helical coil is used to heat the chain. The chain is fed through the coil at a rate of 1 meter per minute to reach the desired 1760 ºF (960 ºC) for the tempering process...
A four-turn helical internal coil is used to heat the gear bore. The coil is inserted into the gear bore and power is applied for 90 seconds to reach the required 400 ºF (204 ºC) and expand the gear bore...
A three turn helical coil is used to heat the steel valve seat. The steel valve seat is placed in the coil and heated for 50 seconds to enlarge the center hole & drop the carbide ring in for the shrink-fitting process.
Induction heating provides repeatable results, reduced cycle time, lower consumables cost and even distribution of heating