This application involved heating four steel laminate parts (c-lams) for a pre-heating application in the automotive industry. The parts, which are inserts, are heated simultaneously before robotic pick-and-place for plastic overmolding. The client was looking to change to induction from resistance heating.
A company that manufactures PDC products for the oil, gas, mining and construction industries turned to THE LAB at Ambrell for their brazing application involving a steel and carbide assembly. They were using a torch to create mining bits and wanted to evaluate the feasibility of processing 100 parts per day with induction heating.
A supplier to the automotive industry was looking to heat a cooling fan shaft for a metal-to-plastic insertion (heat staking) application. They needed to heat the end of the shaft to 572 oF (300 oC) within three seconds. They turned to the application engineers at THE LAB at Ambrell to come up with a solution.