A client needed to heat an aluminum tube for a shrink fitting application. It is a component for an optical system. The client had been using an oven. They took advantage of complimentary applications testing and turned to THE LAB at Ambrell's applications team and their extensive experience to develop a solution.
Some of the primary reasons for looking to induction for this shrink fitting application included:
- Speed: Induction outperformed their oven's heating time
- Precision: With induction, only the portion of the part that requires heating gets heated
- Footprint: An oven takes up more floor space, especially when you consider that the induction workhead can be placed a considerable distance away from the induction power supply
To learn about more induction heating applications including other shrink fitting applications, visit the Induction Applications section of the Ambrell website.