Ambrell sold an EKOHEAT 125-kW/10-kHz induction heating system to a manufacturer of PDC drill bits. The company, which will use the system to preheat drill bits prior to brazing, needed a higher-power induction heating system for new, larger drill bits. The Ambrell Applications Lab ran a Lab Service Request (LSR) and determined that a 125-kW/10-kHz system would heat the three new drill bits to temperature (850°F) in the targeted times. Three custom coils were purchased as part of the solution, enabling the manufacturer to meet production objectives.
Drill-Bit Manufacturer Orders Induction Heating System
July 24, 2013