Solar panels. Giant wind turbines. Electric cars, buses and trains. Amid the alarming newspaper headlines it’s easy to forget that technology is actually fighting back against global warming. A crucial weapon in that fight is induction heating.
Brazing is a materials joining process that uses a filler metal (and usually an anti-oxidizing solvent called flux) to join two pieces of close-fitting metal together without melting the base materials. Instead, induced heat melts the filler, which is then drawn into the base materials by capillary action.
Induction brazing can join a wide range of metals, even ferrous to non-ferrous. Induction brazing is precise and quick. Only narrowly defined areas are heated, leaving adjacent areas and materials unaffected. Correctly brazed joints are strong, leak-proof and corrosion resistant. They are also very neat, usually requiring no further milling, grinding or finishing. Induction brazing is ideal for integrating into production lines.
EFD Induction brazing systems can be used for virtually any brazing task. To date, our systems are typically used in the electrotechnical industry to braze generator and transfomer components like bars, strands, rings, wires and SC-rings. They also braze fuel pipes and AC and brake parts for the automotive industry. The aeronautics sector uses induction to braze fan blades, blades for casings, and fuel and hydraulic systems. In the houseware industry, our systems braze compressor components, heating elements and faucets.
What is induction brazing? Brazing produces strong, shock-resistant and visually attractive joints. But why select induction over flame brazing?
Induction brazing of short-circuit rings delivers several technical and cost benefits.
Improved throughput. Consistent quality. Easy operation. High reproducibility. A more productive working environment. These are just some of the advantages when brazing faucets with induction.