12/17/2014

Ambrell B. V. (Ambrell Group)

Induction Heating From Ambrell In A Cable Industry: A Process Example

Assembly in coil prior to soldering

Ambrell manufactures high quality induction heating equipment since 1986, however its experience reaches 45 years back. Products are CE certified and manufactured in an ISO9001:2008 certified facility to ensure the highest quality equipment. With a focus on superior heating solutions and service with a prompt response, prospective customers can leverage its Applications Lab to ensure systems are built to their heating requirements, and then rely on superior support throughout their relationship with Ambrell. Ambrell has installed over 10,000 systems in more than 50 countries and is an Ameritherm company.
Ambrell’s outstanding expertise in induction heating applications and the innovative spirit of the dynamic company prove effective for a huge variety of branches. Lately, Ambrell tested an application of hermetically sealing a fiber optic cable in a kovar ferrule. The materials included the panda PM fiber with 0, 25 mm diameter, a kovar ferrule of 2, 2 mm diameter and metal enclosure 50 mm x 27 mm x 5, 9 mm thick. The soldering process was performed adding solder performs and a flux. The goal: reaching a temperature of 232 ºC. Our experienced engineers designed a single turn channel coil. The assembly is fluxed at the joint area and the power needed to be applied for 15 seconds to create the hermetic seal in the ferrule.
Choosing the right unit and determining frequency needs were no challenge to the engineering department. Ambrell 1, 2 kW EASYHEAT induction heating system with the frequency of 346 kHz was equipped with a remote workhead to achieve customer’s application objectives. The EASYHEAT needed only 15 seconds to complete the task. The customer chose Ambrell over competitors due to the ability to design the single channel “C” coil. The coil heated quickly so that the heat did not reach sensitive components in the case.
The short process example illustrates numerous advantages of the use of induction heating in the cable industry. The EASYHEAT power supplies are easy to operate. Equipped to operate over a broad frequency range (150-400 kHz), EASYHEAT is ideal for heating parts of many geometries and compositions with excellent power control within 25W resolution. Ambrell’s induction heating solutions provide instant start up time requiring little power, accuracy and versatility during the heating process and even distribution of heat. More importantly, induction heating is a clean source of energy which can be easily integrated into existing automated systems. All in all, Ambrell provides the cable industry with cost-saving, effective solutions for a huge variety of applications.
Ambrell crafts the induction heating solutions to your needs. We have over 45 years of experience with a huge variety of induction heating applications. What makes us unique except our outstanding quality of equipment, rich application knowledge and responsiveness? The answer is service. We offer free of charge lab analysis where our experts tailor the right solution for you. Thanks to our innovative technology, capability in coil design and materials know-how we put induction heating to work for your advantage. Ambrell is present worldwide - we are always in the neighbourhood if you need our assistance and the right solution.