Induction hardening of brake shoe
EFD Induction India has grown steadily since its launch in Bangalore in 1992. But the first half of this year has seen spectacular growth—much of it due to a surge in demand for hardening solutions.
A planning meeting at EFD Induction India. From left: Balakrishna Paisari, Arun Kumar, Narendra Prabhu, Hubert Reilard, N. Balakrishna and Mahesh Gupta.
India-based auto-motive suppliers are particularly keen buyers, but orders have also been received from customers in Korea, Australia, Malaysia and Thailand. One recent order, for example, was to design, manufacture and deliver a solution for brake shoe hardening for Brakes India, part of the TVS Group. The delivered solution hardens the brake shoes at two stations, using pneumatic cylinders to vertically move the inductors. Brakes India is extremely satisfied with the solution, and has placed a repeat order. Another recent order for the auto-motive industry came from Delphi Automotive Systems Ltd. The order involved the design and delivery of a BVH 1000mm Vertical Hardening Machine. The finished machine features twin hardening stations equipped with hydraulically operated grippers, and pneumatically operated rotation chucks with job support. The steady rest arrangement is exceptionally sturdy and rugged. With India emerging as an attractive source of components for inter-national automakers, EFD Induction India stands poised to consolidate its position as a leading provider of hardening solutions in Asia.