Benefits of Custom Made Inductors for Complex Parts

More Manufacturers are using induction heating because the process offers numerous advantages and is applicable to a wide range of industries including: aerospace, automotive and power generation to name a few. To a considerable extent, however, results rely on the type and quality of inductor coil used. The shape of the tool must be customized very precisely to match the part. This requirement calls for specialized expertise in inductor manufacturing.

Experience is Key

The Technicians at eldec have an in-depth understanding of the various applications of induction heating. For nearly 20 years, they have been designing and custom-manufacturing induction coils in the USA.

In 2016, we produced or repaired more than 700 inductors – and the trend rising. Our customers put their trust in eldec due to the experience and skills of our coil makers and engineers. Induction coil manufacturing is a demanding process depending on so many intricate details. When you're brazing or assembling the coil, every step has to be precise. The quality of outcome is crucial to our customers.

Mark Davis, Inside Sales Manager, eldec

Custom Manufacturing

Custom Manufacturing

eldec's customers benefit right from the beginning because Application Engineers at eldec review part drawings or real parts with the customer to develop a production process. Temperature accuracy plays a vital role here and is often process critical. Precise heating is only possible with the correct mix of inductor geometry, power, frequency and magnetic field characteristics. Questions that are asked during the preliminary consultation include:

  • How is the induction process carried out in detail?
  • What is the power requirement from the generator?
  • What is the range of temperatures needed?
  • What shape should the inductor take on to not only enhance the heating process, but also make it easy to use with the customer workpiece?

Once these questions are answered, we begin designing the inductor with the aid of the latest 3D CAD software. We physically test the final coil design on the real part and develop a recipe (power and time settings) for the final production process. If the quality of the induction coil doesn't satisfy us completely, we make changes and rework the coil until it provides the desired result.

Mark Davis, Inside Sales Manager, eldec

Flexible Production and Service Options

Flexible Production and Service Options

Another key characteristic of eldec's services is the high degree of flexibility provided in inductor design and production. Customers requiring a fixed number of tools annually can enter into a framework deal with the company. eldec then builds the new inductor on a just-in-time basis, decreasing lead times and stock quantities.

We apply the knowledge gained from our experience to all aspects of the process, ensuring highly efficient and reliable production processes as a result.

Mark Davis, Inside Sales Manager, eldec

eldec LLC (a member of the EMAG Group) began in 1998 at Auburn Hills, Michigan. eldec sells, manufactures and services induction heating coils all across the North American market, including the United States, Canada and Mexico. eldec also remanufactures, refurbishes and repairs coils. Service is not restricted to its own coils. eldec also refurbishes and repairs coils from other suppliers, and offers functional and dimensional inspections as well.

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This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Eldec LLC.

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