Ambrell Induction Heating
Ambrell Induction Heating
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Induction Heating a Steel Shaft for Metal-to-Plastic Insertion

May 21, 2020 5:00:56 PM / by Brett Daly posted in Metal-to-Plastic, Induction Heating, heat staking

 

 

A client came to THE LAB at Ambrell with a heat staking application involving heating a knurled steel shaft prior to staking into plastic. This shaft is used in the hinge of a consumer device. Controlling heat to the lower portion of the shaft was critical to this client, as they needed to preserve the lubricant applied to the unheated end. 

 

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Induction Heat Staking an Arthroscopic Device

May 21, 2020 1:39:44 PM / by Brett Daly posted in Metal-to-Plastic, Induction Heating, heat staking, medical device manufacturing, medical industry

 

 

A manufacturer in the medical industry came to THE LAB at Ambrell with a heat staking application involving a arthroscopic device. They needed to use induction to bond the device's sheath to the collet. Fast, localized heating that didn't impact fixturing were key considerations for this company, and ultimately the rationale for choosing induction heating from Ambrell. 

 

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Induction Heating Magnetic Steel for Insertion into Polypropylene

May 18, 2020 4:35:26 PM / by Brett Daly posted in Metal-to-Plastic, EASYHEAT, Induction Heating, heat staking

 

 

A pallet manufacturer needed to heat magnetic steel to 300 ºF (149 ºC) for insertion into a polypropylene board and turned to THE LAB at Ambrell to design a solution. THE LAB determined an Ambrell EKOHEAT® 40 kW, 50-150 kHz induction heating system with a remote workhead  and single-turn channel coil would work well for this metal-to-plastic insertion application.

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Inserting Threaded Brass Parts into a Plastic Housing

Mar 30, 2020 12:03:35 PM / by Brett Daly posted in Metal-to-Plastic, EASYHEAT, Induction Heating, heat staking


 

An company came to THE LAB at Ambrell needing to insert brass threaded inserts into seven locations on a plastic thermostat housing. THE LAB determined that an Ambrell EASYHEATTM 3.5 kW induction heating system would be the right solution for their heat staking application. Three different coils for varying patterns were designed by Ambrell's team of applications engineers and used during testing.

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