Operation and benefits
The iDuctor is the ultimate tool for your precision heating needs. Using induction technology, this electronic device allows a wide range of ferrous metals to be heated from the inside out. What makes induction heating unique is that it mainly heats the outermost components, unlike a gas torch that heats up everything at the same time. The difference in temperature between the heated parts and the main body make them easier to loosen and remove. In a matter of seconds, a specific part or spot can be heated up to red hot*, in the case of steel to between 300oC and 600oC.
Flameless induction heating – a faster, safer way to work
The iDuctor technology has many uses, including loosening:
- seized or rusted nuts
- bearings, and more
When parts like these are located in places repeatedly subject to high temperatures, vibrations, oxidation or corrosion, they can often become difficult or impossible to remove using ordinary tools, and so the mechanic often resorts to using a gas torch. This has a number of disadvantages however:
- It’s dangerous to use an open flame in a workplace;
- Supervision by a second employee is needed to ensure safety;
- A gas torch cannot provide precision heating: other components are heated too whether you want this or not.
The iDuctor has the advantage that its flameless induction heating technology provides a much faster and safer way of working. What’s more, it works great on frozen metal too. The iDuctor can be used with one hand and its flexible spiral coil can reach difficult-to-access places.
*In practice, it’s generally not necessary to heat components to a red-hot temperature; excessive temperatures can, in fact, degrade the metal and damage the coil. The images on this website show the iDuctor glowing red hot; this is just for illustration purposes, to demonstrate the power of the iDuctor.
The induction heating technology used by the iDuctor is an extremely consistent, efficient and safe way to heat parts like nuts and bolts, for example. Unlike a gas torch or similar tool that uses an open flame, the iDuctor gives you full control. Both the power output and switch-off time can be set on the iDuctor, meaning that optimal results can be achieved each and every time, a great advantage no matter what your business.
The power of the iDuctor is immediately evident: the workpiece can reach a red-hot temperature within seconds. Unlike other products where you often have to go through a start-up process before you can get down to the actual heating, the iDuctor lets you get to work right away. This time-saving feature increases productivity immensely. Heating can be done right where you need it, with no delay, and no other process required.
Extremely energy efficiency
The efficiency of induction heating can be summed up in one word: phenomenal. Converting almost 90 percent of the energy consumed into usable heating, induction heating is one of the most energy-efficient forms of heating. And this translates to cost savings: you save on electricity and other energy sources like gas, and you may even save on insurance costs and annual inspection fees.
A safe workplace
The iDuctor does not use any dangerous, highly flammable substances. Not only does this contribute to safety at your workplace, it also makes for a more pleasant, less polluted work environment: the iDuctor does not produce smoke and is a lot quieter than other, traditional heating methods that use an open flame. So, the iDuctor helps make your company a better, safer place to work for you and your employees.
Other iDuctor benefits
There are countless benefits to the iDuctor, including:
- Ready for use out of the box
- Rapid heating
- Safe to use
- No open flame
- Power output adjustable to 1200 watts
- Adjustable switch-off time
- Can be used in difficult-to-reach locations
- Easy to operate (with one hand)
- No tools needed when exchanging the coils
- Ergonomic design
- Impact-resistant material
- Durable and sustainable
- Fire insurance discount a possibility
- A great problem solver
- Outstanding, professional service.
Save money with induction heating
The savings that can be achieved with induction heating are far from trivial. For one thing, this technology will save your business a lot of time. The iDuctor works quickly and without using a flame, unlike a gas torch, for example, which takes longer to heat the workpiece, meaning more time passes before the part can be removed. And gas torches waste an enormous amount of energy too. The iDuctor, on the other hand, makes optimum use of energy thanks to its precision heating. What’s more, there’s a much higher chance of damaging components with an open flame: the heat radiating from the tip of the gas torch is much greater than that of the iDuctor and can cause a lot of damage. And, of course, no business wants that. The iDuctor is the solution here too: induction heating lowers the risk of ‘collateral damage’ considerably. The bottom line: the iDuctor will save time, save energy and prevent damage.
Of course, that’s not all the iDuctor and its induction-heating technology have to offer. Other savings made possible by the iDuctor include:
- Reduced payroll costs (no additional supervision required)
- No deposits or inspection fees for gas cylinders
Insurers in certain countries give a discount (30 to 35%) when no open flame is used at the workplace
Multifunctional: can be used for a wide range of applications
- The iDuctor heats the workpiece faster than a gas torch, and with much more precision
- Reduced risk of ‘collateral damage’.
Download the leaflet with a brief summary of the features and benefits of induction heating with the iDuctor here.