Induction for faucets
Over the past couple of years, EFD Induction has devised solutions for brazing faucet tubes to sockets, and for brazing thread inserts.
These solutions are now in use with some of the world’s leading faucet makers. Fast heating times and precise repeatability make induction perfect for faucet brazing. Induction heating is, for example, much faster and more accurate than conventional methods. The fast, consistent heat obtained by induction heating produces full-penetration joints. Induction also reduces the time needed for brazing, while at the same time ensuring perfect-looking individual joints. Variable thermal conductivity means it is essential to balance the heat when brazing thread inserts. Customized induction coils, plus a limitless range of coil positions, achieve the optimal balance. The EFD Induction equipment most commonly used for faucet brazing—the Minac line of mobile converters—features a micro-controller that allows precise output energy control and energy supervision. This micro-controller makes it possible to pre-set programs for faucets of different shapes and sizes. These pre-defined programs, together with coil changes that take only seconds, ensure speedy adjustment times when changing between faucet models.
Induction brazing is cost-effective, too. It consumes less energy than alternative technologies; primarily because with induction, heat is produced only when needed, and is accurately delivered.