Induction hardening uses induced heat and rapid cooling (quenching) to increase the hardness and durability of steel. Induction is a no-contact process that quickly produces intense, localized and controllable heat. With induction, only the part to be hardened is heated. Optimizing process parameters such as heating cycles, frequencies and coil and quench design result in the best possible outcomes.
Induction hardening boosts throughput. It is an extremely fast and repeatable process that integrates easily into production lines. It is clean, safe and typically has a small footprint. Workpieces are usually treated individually. This ensures that each separate workpiece is hardened to its own precise specifications. The optimized process parameters for each workpiece can be stored on your servers. Since only the part of the component to be hardened is heated, induction hardening is extremely energy-efficient.
Induction is used to harden numerous components. For example: gears, crankshafts, camshafts, drive shafts, output shafts, torsion bars, rocker arms, CV joints, tulips, valves, rock drills, slewing rings, inner and outer races.
What makes it so effective? More and more companies are opting for induction-based hardening solutions.
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An integrated induction hardening and tempering solution let you easily produce premium grade chain—a product that commands premium prices in international markets.