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Induction heating automotive parts

Automotive

For years, EFD Induction has been a trusted supplier of induction heating solutions to numerous automakers around the world. We also work with many tier-one suppliers and sub-contractors.
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Induction heating is used within a variety of fields in the automotive industry.
For example: 

Induction hardening

  • engine parts such as valves, crankshafts, camshafts, connection rods and starter rings
  • transmission parts, for example CV joints, tulips and axle shafts
  • suspension parts such as shock absorber rods, springs and suspension arms
  • parts for automatic and manual gear gearboxes, for example rings, selector shafts and sun gears
  • clutch springs and brake pads

Induction tempering

  • camshafts, crankshafts, drive shafts, torsion bars, couplings, rocker arms, rock drills, chains, suspension arms, clutches, brake discs, steering wheels, CV joints, tulips, shock absorbers, inner and outer races, control rods, valves and output shafts.

Induction brazing

  • aluminum parts for air-conditioning systems, for example evaporator and condenser connections (tube-to-tube, tube-to-block, tube-to-tank)
  • steel and copper components, e.g., brake linings, fuel injection pipes
  • short-circuit rings for electric motors

Induction bonding

  • magnets in electric motors 
  • doors, hoods and trunks
  • fenders and rear-view mirrors

Induction pre-heating

  • transmission parts, for example shrink fitting of gear wheels 

Induction postheating

  • engine parts and brake discs (polymerization) 

Induction straightening

  • steel chassis
  • truck making and repair

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Induction hardening. What makes it so effective?

Learn about the potential and benefits of induction hardening.

Aluminium brazing

Brazing aluminium is a demanding task. The reason is the need for exact temperatures. EFD Induction has unrivalled expertise in this application and is the world's leading developer of induction heating solutions for aluminium brazing.

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Induction hardening heat treatment

EFD Induction is the world’s largest induction hardening equipment maker with close to 70 years experience.

Induction heating - multi frequency hardening

EFD Induction’s patented simultaneous multi-frequency hardening. The process achieves true contour hardening of small gears in well under a second.

Customized coil for induction hardening of camshafts.

Customized coil for induction hardening of camshafts.

Induction heating - Hardening of bars and shaft

A HardLine Centerless Pusher induction hardens steel bars.

Induction heating - Hardening of bars and shaft

High throughput and consistent heating outcomes are essential when heat treating bars and shafts.

Induction heating - hardening camshaft

We design, make and maintain customized induction coils for camshaft hardening. These formed coils deliver precise heat patterns and penetration depths for perfect hardening results.

Induction heating - heat treatment of camshaft

There are many reasons why induction heating is the preferred method for hardening camshafts.

Induction heating - heat treatment of camshaft

Our induction camshaft hardening solutions are used by many of the leading names in the truck, bus, excavator and earth-moving equipment industries. Our systems are also widely used to harden marine camshafts.

Induction heating - hardening of crankshafts

Car crankshafts, truck crankshafts, marine crankshafts  — EFD Induction systems are used worldwide to harden every imaginable type of crankshaft in a wide range of production volumes.

Induction heating - hardening of crankshafts

An EFD Induction robot-type crankshaft hardening system in action. All our systems feature mechanical and control innovations that minimize Total Indicated Run-out.

Induction heating - horizontal hardening solutions

Our centerless horizontal hardening systems combine exceptionally high throughput rates with high reproducibility.

Induction heating - hardening of shafts

A programmable quenching cycle at work.

Induction heating - hardening of small gears

Induction is the cost-cutting alternative to furnace case hardening of small- and medium-sized gears.

Induction heating - hardening of small gears

Quenching of a small gear that has been heated by the simultaneous multi-frequency method.

Induction heating - hardening of small gears

A small gear t has been heated with a single frequency.

Induction heating - hardening of steering rack

Induction hardening of steering rack.

Induction brazing of brake linings

Induction brazing of brake linings

Induction brazing of aluminium parts

Induction brazing of aluminium parts

Aluminium induction brazing

EFD Induction has unrivalled expertise in making efficient solutions for aluminium brazing

Induction is a high throughput, no-contact heating method

Induction is a high throughput, no-contact heating method. It helps ensure strong yet barely visible joints—and the outstanding aesthetics expected by today’s customers.

Induction brazing of a heat exchanger.

Induction brazing of a heat exchanger.

Induction heating is a perfect method for high throughput  brazing of evaporator and condenser connections.

Induction heating is a perfect method for high throughput brazing of evaporator and condenser connections.

High-quality banjo nipples being brazed under a controlled atmosphere in a customized EFD Induction brazing machine.

High-quality banjo nipples being brazed under a controlled atmosphere in a customized EFD Induction brazing machine.

Induction heating - bonding

Induction bonding. Universal fixture for lab/ process trials on customer panels. Collage inductive. Systeme flexible en laboratoire pour essais sur ouvrants Client.

Induction heating - bonding

Full-ring bonding with two-turn flexible coil Collage

Induction heating - bonding

Aluminium hood spot bonding tool. Note: The absence of clamps, minimal nest and relatively small curing areas.

Induction heating - shrink fitting

More and more automotive sub-contractors are opting for induction heating to shrink-fit gear wheels.

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