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Induction is a faster, better and safer way of heating for the railway industry.

Induction technology on track

The unrivaled accuracy, control and efficiency of induction heating makes it ideal for key tasks in the manufacture and maintenance of rolling stock and rails.

Long-distance train travel or a short commute to work on a tram or the metro is part of daily life for millions of people around the globe. The same rails are also used to ­transport animals and goods. Consequently, ensuring railway safety is vitally important, and an ­integral part of this is high-quality production and maintenance of railway carriages and rails. This is where EFD Induction comes in.

Shrink-fitting tasks such as the fitting and removal of wheels and tyres or the fitting and disassembling of bearings and lock rings can be performed quickly and easily using EFD Induction heating equipment.

Compared to traditional methods of heating, induction technology is a much faster and more efficient heating process, making it the preferred choice for lead players in the ­railway industry.

Moreover, the unmatched precision of induction heating allows a gentle handling of ­components and there is no damage to the heat-treated parts which can be re-used, and that means less scrap and more savings.

EFD Induction is a pioneer in induction heating and has expertise from almost 70 years of servicing our customers worldwide. Our highly efficient heating equipment will ensure improved quality of work as well as more up-time and increased output.

Our practical multipurpose Minac induction heater is the best on the market and ideal for the various applications used in the railway industry. Because of its flexibility, mobility and ease-of-use, it is particularly useful to railway maintenance divisions.

The Minac is ideal for tasks in the railway industry.
Induction heating offers precise temperature control. With the Minac, an operator can pre-set the desired ramp-up times, power delivery and dwell times, ensuring a correct heat ­pattern and required temperature – and the heating cycle can be accurately repeated over and over again. The heating is so precise it actually leaves adjacent materials unaffected, which not only means better energy efficiency, but also safer and better working conditions.