Following the completion of a test piece, which surpassed the MOD inspection criteria, it was all systems go! We took delivery of over 140 components for shrink fit assembly. Using one of our high efficiency induction heating coils coupled to a 500kW invertor we processed all the components applying a controlled uniform heat profile. This accurately controlled heating process ensured a on spec product delivered in a efficient manner.
Our customer had been of the opinion that induction heating was a complex and costly operation. They had also been advised that uniform heating throughout the work-piece may be a problem due to the “skin effect”, just some of the common myths surrounding induction heating.
The following myth busting video shows our high-powered induction heating system slashing cycle times from >50minutes to <4minutes.
However, power is nothing without control; While our intelligent system is able to exploit the benefits of “skin effect” at the same time it can also overcome its effects when a uniformly heated work-piece is required for example weld pre-heat of heavy wall material.