At the moment, we embrace over 30 years of know-how in creating standard and tailor-made induction heating systems for industrial applications. Our experience in the field of induction heating enables us to develop the best heating solution for your task at hand. In this particular case a client we have known for many years contacted us for an automated solution for an existing, manual production process involving an induction heater. Our workflow for larger projects consists of the following steps:
After receiving their list of requirements we started designing and prototyping. With this custom induction heater, we wanted to accomplish the following goals:
- Increased workflow safety
- Lower tolerances
- Higher capacity
- Decreased rate of product failure
TM Induction Heating built a test set-up first to prove the performance of the intended induction application. After these initial tests, we suggested a couple of improvements for the lay-out, workflow and automation. With our experience, making sure the bearing was heated properly before assembly was the easiest part of this project.
The hardest task was the fully automated assembly of the special bearing onto the pin. The extremely low tolerances in combination with the exact positioning of a circlip / Seeger ring on the inside was a real challenge. A close co-operation between us, a software developer and freelance CAD designers enabled us to complete this project and deliver a fast, foolproof solution for our clients’ production environment. The results of this project can be seen in the following video.