Induction heating used throughout the ship building industry is the most effective and environmentally sustainable mechanism. It is used for desk and bulkhead straightening, turbine blade brazing, etc.
Since the inception of water transportation, the shipbuilding industry has flourished. With the creation of mammoth ships and vessels it brought about the transportation of heavy cargo across the globe. The shipbuilding industry has a global footprint and is increasingly becoming competitive.
Building new vessels and refurbishing existing fleets requires advanced technological capabilities, which will excel on the quality front. Compliance with both national and international regulations, environmental concerns and security/safety issues must be considered as well.
Induction heating, used throughout the shipbuilding industry, is recognized as the most effective, reliable, and eco-friendly heating method for a wide variety of processes:
• Deck and bulkhead straightening
• Pipe annealing
• Pre- and post-heating
Repair and maintenance
• Localized metal heating: spot heating, brazing, stress relief, bolt expansion.
• Paint removal.
Engine component heat treating
• Turbine blade brazing
• Gear hardening
• Large bearing hardening
• Shafts and gearbox components heat treating
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.
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.
Typically, metals will expand in response to heating and contract when it is cooling. This dimensional response to temperature change is known as thermal expansion. Induction shrink fitting is where we use this effect to either fit or remove parts. It is also a quick and effortless process with less risk of mechanical damage to the component.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.