Thermo King, the world leader in transport temperature control systems for trucks and trailers, recently installed an automatic brazing machine from EFD Induction.
The machine is employed to braze vibration absorbers, components used in the suction lines of air conditioning and refrigeration systems.
Commenting on why EFD Induction was chosen over alternative offerings, Michael Corcoran, Project Manager of Thermo King Ireland, said: “We examined various proposals before opting for the EFD Induction solution. There were several reasons behind the choice of supplier for this critical piece of equipment. First, their solution made technical and economic sense. Second, the company has deep expertise in the brazing field—especially in custom-engineered solutions such as this machine. And third, the fact that EFD Induction is present throughout Europe means we have considerable after-sales support on our doorstep.”
The Thermo King machine features an innovative ‘separable’ coil design. “This use of separable coils was decisive in winning the Thermo King order,” says Bjørn Røsvik of EFD Induction. “Indeed, it was essential for the whole automation process, making it possible to go from manual brazing to a fully automated, continuous production flow.” The Thermo King brazing machine is powered by an EFD Induction Sinac 18/25 generator. The Sinac model is a ‘Twin’ version with two independent power outputs. Each power output has a split transformer function that made it possible to install separable coils.
The full system delivered to Thermo King comprises an automatic handling solution, a power source and a chiller unit.
EFD Induction is a leading supplier of specialized induction coil solutions. “That’s right,” says Røsvik. “Correctly designed and built induction coil solutions are absolutely critical for successful, cost-effective induction heating. Our customers benefit enormously by having coils that are customized to their specific needs and conditions.”