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UltraFlex performing induction curing for automotive parts within 60 sec, under strict temperature
By using induction-based curing for this process and thanks to the precise, digital control on the temperature of the heated parts, the manufacturer would achieve a time- and cost-efficient process that would ensure no damage to the paint.
Considering the temperature and the material specifics, UltraFlex engineers recommended an UltraFlex induction heater from the UltraHeat W series as most appropriate for this scenario. UltraHeat W are advanced, cost-effective 5-15 kW Induction Heating Systems, utilizing the latest switching power supply technology. They feature adaptive digital phase control providing very efficient operation in a wide frequency range. UltraFlex induction heaters are digitally controlled and allow for target temperature to be set and automatically observed.
The heating process was started by ensuring a 1.25" (3.17 cm) coupling gap from the bottom of the induction coil to the part and a 0.25" (6.35 mm) coupling gap from the edge of the coil to the part, to avoid overheating. At output power of 10 kW, it took 60 seconds to have the curing process completed - which was way less than required by the customer.
By using induction-based curing for this manufacturing process and thanks to the precise, digital control on the temperature of the heated parts, the manufacturer would achieve a more time- and cost-efficient process that would ensure no damage to the paint of the parts. When implemented on the line, the process would guarantee consistent, high-quality results, with no dependency on the operator skills. Last but not least, due to the lack of smoke and noxious emissions, this would be a completely safe process - safe for the operator, safe for the environment.
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