Your heating process is unique – you need a very specific heating solution to match your specific process requirements. So you shouldn't have to settle for an off-the-shelf heating solution that "comes close" to meeting your specifications.
At GH-IA, we take pride in fully meeting and even exceeding your process requirements with custom-designed heating solutions. Our professional team thinks differently, adds real business value and will works closely with you to deliver innovative induction heating solutions. Count on us to adopt a unique yet cost-effective approach to every client challenge.
Advanced Inductor Manufacturing and Rotating Inductor Technology are two examples that demonstrate how we take an innovative approach to solving complex heating problems.
A reliable coil making is critical for ensuring the repeatability of the heating pattern and minimum time of calibration and verification. This is why the mass production industry demands inductors with longer lifetime and extreme repeatability.
Nevertheless, the technique the most used in inductors manufacturing – manual assembly and brazing of components – entails both fair repeatability and lifetime uncertainty, which users have had to live with until now. 3DPCoil Solution and Microfusion, new inductor manufacturing techniques from GH Induction, offer extraordinary possibilities for the process and operation and production. Download brochure
Both techniques offer these common benefits:
3DP Coil Solution
3DP Coil Solution is stardard technology for GH inductor manufacturing. Coils are manufactured with nowadays’ fastest, most efficient method: additive manufacturing by Electron Beam Melting (EBM). The coil is directly made in copper by a controlled electron beam that melts copper powder following a 3D CAD model, layer by layer.
Especially adapted to shapes requiring narrow wall thickness, Microfusion allows intricate and/or small inductors. This technique is based on wax modeling by 3D printing then microfusion using silver or silver alloy. Download brochure
Successful induction heating relies on even, consistent, and repeatable transfer of heat from the inductor to the part. For parts with relatively simple geometry, a basic helical, round or square inductor configuration achieves the desired result. The machine moves the the part inside the inductor heating zone, the heating process occurs, and the machine removes part from the inductor.
However, today's complex manufacturing processes often require parts with equally complex geometry, and the mechanics required to move complex parts through a stationary inductor can be substantial. For these applications, it is often more cost- effective to design a machine in which the inductor itself moves around the part to provide the most even and consistent heating pattern.
GH's patented rotating inductor technology offers significant advantages for heating large and/or complex parts:
The efficiency of an induction heating system for a specific application depends on several factors: the characteristics of the part itself, the coil design, the power supply’s capacity and the degree of temperature change required. IA’s independent engineering staff has the experience to take your part and design an induction heating solution around it, determining the optimum coil design, capacitor configuration and power supply for effective, consistent heating.
In our Applications Lab, we’ll evaluate your part samples and determine the best heating approach for your application. Although the basic principles of induction heating theory are well known, it requires many years of experience to refine these principles into cost-effective industrial manufacturing solutions. We'll analyze all your requirements, determine the optimum combination of RF power and coil configuration for your parts and give you our best advice!
With our free parts evaluation service, you can tap into our reservoir of induction heating experience with out any purchase obligation. The GH IA engineering staff has worked with parts of virtually every size and shape in hundreds of different applications.
GH IA has a complete in-house metallurgical laboratory for the evaluation of brazing and hardening applications. Our capabilities include the sectioning, metallurgical mounting, polishing, etching and metallographic examination.
We also have the capability of performing microhardness testing and standard Rockwell testing of hardened parts. Having the ability to do microhardness testing allows us to determine the exact case depth required for case hardening applications.
Our in-house metallurgical laboratory reduces our process development and machine testing time. It provides our customers with the assurance that our turnkey heating sytems will meet their brazing and hardening process requirements.