Automotive industries Induction heating machines are integral in the manufacture of many parts along the automotive drive train-including CV joints, tulips, gears, steering racks and wheel hubs.
The automotive industry has undergone several evolutions in a span of 100 years to attain truly autonomous vehicles. The automotive industry is a major contributor to the global economy.
The automotive industry comprises of several varied economic activities. In just over 100 years these activities have achieved a high degree of both social and economic importance worldwide. Recent initiatives for lean, just-in-time manufacturing within the automotive industry have emphasized the need to find faster and more efficient heating technologies.
Induction heating machines are used in the manufacture of many parts along the automotive drive train – including CV joints, tulips, gears,
steering racks, and wheel hubs. Induction technology is also used to produce large body and engine parts such as rocker arms, cam shafts, valves, connecting rods, banding, crank shafts, and starting rings.
Finally, shock absorber components are hardened and formed using induction.
Induction heating is a quick, clean, non-contact method of inducing heat for a wide variety of metal joining and heat-treating applications. When compared to convection, radiation, open flame or other heating methods, induction heating offers substantial advantages:
• Increased consistency with solid state temperature control & closed loop monitoring systems.
• Maximized productivity with in-cell operation; no soaking time or lengthy cool down cycles.
• Improved quality with minimized product warpage, distortion and reject rates.
• Extended fixture life with site-specific heat without heating any surrounding parts.
• Environmentally sound without flame, smoke, waste heat, noxious emissions or loud noise.
• Reduced energy consumption with up to 80% energy efficiency
Brazing is a highly efficient way of joining dissimilar metal parts together. A filler material is applied and melted to form a fused piece. Filler materials come in many shapes and sizes. Induction brazing is ideal for high volume production due to its high efficiency and repeatability.
Hardening is a process of heating followed by cooling generally fast for increase hardness and mechanical strength of steel. Induction hardening, using induction heating and quenching, provides an economical way to process shafts, gears, bearings, yokes, spindles, sprockets, wire, tube, pipe or other parts.
Bonding is an adhesive curing process which allows the quick joining of two elements. In the modern assembly of mechanical parts bonding is increasingly used instead of spot welding and rivets as examples.
Induction annealing enables precise, fast and reliable control of metal material properties through recrystallization and controlled subsequent cooling. Induction annealing is mainly used for softening and stressrelieving of metals and offers enormous advantages over conventional methods.
Tempering is a process able to decrease the hardness, strength and increases the toughness of hardened steels while removing the tensions created in the material, leaving the steel with the required hardness. A heating process that optimizes mechanical properties in workpieces that have already been hardened.
The ICON was developed by incorporating latest advancements in induction technology and harnessing our extensive expertise in this space.
The ICON was developed by incorporating latest advancements in induction technology and harnessing our extensive expertise in this field. The ICON product line offers unrivalled reliability and application flexibility.
The ICHILL was created by incorporating latest advances in induction chiller technology and harnessing our extensive expertise in this space. The ICHILL product line offers unrivalled reliability and application flexibility.
What does Ground Fault (GDF) mean? A ground fault is a type of fault in which straying electrical current deviates from its intentional pathway and flows directly to the earth (ground) or in other words contact between the job and the coil which could cause potential harm to the inductor(coil) or job or a person.