Induction Hardening

Induction Hardening - Overview

Induction Hardening Equipment has been used for many years in the automotive, aerospace and general engineering components industries. However by using the latest solid state switching techniques and state of the art magnetic technologies in conjunction with our DZM matching system we are often able to reduce input power requirements for a given process over more traditional methods, leading to installation and running cost savings.

Induction Hardening Technology is utilised as a method of locally heating the surface of a carbon steel by an alternating electric current. It is usually necessary to rapidly cool, or quench the heated volume to form martensite, the desired hard microstructure.

Inductelec have designed and manufactured many Induction Hardening units for the hardening of steels. Products that have been hardened include axle shafts, ball joints, camshafts, flanges, gears, half shafts, steering racks, track rod ends transmission components valve barrels, valve seats and wheel hubs.

Induction Hardening Vertical Traverse

Induction Edge Hardening

Induction edge hardening is a heat treatment method which utilises the principle of induction heating to alter the surface metallurgy of a metal to provide hardened outer skin or edge. more

Induction Shaft Hardening

Progressive Induction Shaft Hardening or traverse hardening is a heat treatment method which utilises the principle of induction heating to alter the surface metallurgy of a metal to provide hardened outer skin or edge. By moving the component through the induction coil progressively with a following quench ring it is possible to heat treat shafts of any length. more

Single Shot Induction Hardening

Unlike traverse hardening the single shot process utilises an inductor which surround the component axially rather than circumferentially. Because the flow of current is axial it is necessary to rotate the component during the heat cycle at typically between 100 and 500rpm. more

Please browse our website for more information about Induction Hardening then contact us on 0114 272 3369 to speak to a member of our team or e-mail us on info@inductelec.co.uk.