What is induction straightening?
Induction straightening uses a coil to generate localized heat in pre-defined heating zones. As these zones cool, they contract, "pulling" the metal into a flatter condition.
What are the benefits of induction straightening?
Induction straightening is extremely fast. When straightening ship decks and bulkheads, our customers often report minimum 50% time savings compared to traditional methods. Without induction, straightening on a large vessel can easily consume tens of thousands of man-hours. The precision of induction also boosts productivity. For example, when straightening truck chassis, there is no need to remove heat-sensitive components. Induction is so precise it leaves adjacent materials unaffected.
Where is induction straightening used?
Induction heating is widely used to straighten ship decks and bulkheads. In the construction industry it straightens beams. Induction straightening is increas-ingly used in the manufacture and repair of locomotives, rolling stock and heavy goods vehicles.