Simple Reasons for Using Induction Heating
Induction heating is now a particularly useful and common heating method where highly repetitive operations are performed. For example, once an induction heating machine is properly adjusted, part after part is heated with identical results. Take it simple, the ability of induction heating to heat successive parts identically means that the process is adaptable to completely automatic operation, where the work pieces are loaded and unloaded mechanically. That’s why more and more industries are using induction heating machine to boost their production, reduce idle work so that to achieve the most ideal working state.
Induction heating has made it possible to locate operations, such as hardening, in production lines along with other machine tools instead of putting it in remote, separate departments. This largely saves the time of transporting the parts from one part of the factory to another and cuts down the labor cost for delivering it.
Induction heating is clean. It does not throw off unpleasant heat. Working conditions around induction heating machines are good. They do not give off the smoke and dirt which are sometimes associated with heat-treating departments and forge shops.
Another desirable characteristic of induction heating is its ability to heat only a small portion of a work piece, which means no any other part will be heated which is not required. It’s offering advantages where it is unnecessary to heat the whole part. This advantage is critical in essential parts with a few localized high-wear areas during normal operation. Previously, a higher quality, more expensive material would be required to withstand the wear of operation. With the method of induction heating, less expensive materials can be locally processed to achieve the durability required.
Induction heating is fast. A properly tuned induction heating machine can process high part volumes per minute by utilizing efficient coil design and part handling. Since induction heating machines are well suited to automation, they can easily integrate with existing part production lines. Unlike radiant heating solutions, induction heating heats only the part inside the coil without wasting energy on unnecessary heating.
Induction heating is clean. Without any flame in some operations that will leave soot or otherwise require cleaning after heating, induction heating is a choice for parts that require clean heating, such as in brazing operations. Because induction heating utilizes magnetic fields that are permeable through glass or other materials, controlled atmosphere heating through induction is a possibility.
Except induction heating, there are various methods for treating metals, such as induction welding, induction brazing, induction forging, induction hardening, induction annealing and etc. For more information about induction, you can visit our website or just send an email to us if any inquiry.